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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Historic Houses Association Member
  • The Treasure Houses of England

Children's Activity Event, Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

VAQAS HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOCIATION

Christmas at Harewood House 2019 - credit Harewood

Christmas at Harewood House 2019 - credit Harewood

Details

It’s after hours, the doors are closed and it’s the moment when Harewood House really comes alive.

The statues are singing, the paintings are gossiping and there’s hustle and bustle both above and below stairs, with the anticipation of an important guest in the run up to a truly festive Christmas.

Created by acclaimed British artistic duo Davy & Kristin McGuire, from Studio McGuire, open the doors, look under the stairs, listen out for chatter and gossip and follow the music as Yorkshire’s most exciting country house presents its interpretation of Christmas.

With workshops, festive-themed music, events, market weekends, cooking demonstrations and, of course, an opportunity to meet with Father & Mrs Christmas, there’s much to explore this festive season at Harewood.


FATHER AND MRS CHRISTMAS: 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 Dec

Father and Mrs Christmas have taken residence once again in Terrace Cottage. Bring your little ones along for a festive family experience, making the merriest of memories to treasure.

Join us for a festive family experience in the home of Father and Mrs Christmas, and be warmed by all its sweet magic, making the merriest of memories to treasure.
This is a magical family encounter with Father Christmas, accompanied this year by Mrs Christmas and Candy the elf, to add extra seasonal sparkle.
Your journey begins with a cheery visit to Father Christmas’ cottage, where you’ll be met with a very warm welcome from Mrs Christmas, followed by an encounter filled with interactive stories and songs, a photo opportunity with Father Christmas and a personalised traditional gift for every child.
Your Christmas experience doesn’t stop there – there’s lots more fun to be had! Explore the magical, mischievous installations in the main House, both on the State Floor and Below Stairs, and discover how the House and its contents come alive after dark. If you have booked an experience for after 4pm, make sure you allow time to visit the House and Grounds before you visit Father Christmas.

There’s also a special treasure hunt around the House, and a programme of festive family activity throughout the whole of Harewood.
End your visit toasting marshmallows in the Courtyard, enjoy a tasty hot chocolate, or taking in the enchanting Christmas lights on the grand Terrace. We’ve created a unique Christmas adventure at Harewood just for you.

What's Included?
• Christmas experience in Father Christmas’ Cottage
• Interactive stories and songs with Mrs Christmas and Father Christmas
• Photo opportunity
• Personalised gift
• Access to Harewood House and grounds, with the opportunity to explore the Christmas installations on the State Floor and Below Stairs, and partake in programme of festive family activities across the site


FESTIVE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS: 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, and 24 Dec

Join us for a festive family experience in the home of Father and Mrs Christmas, and be warmed by all its sweet magic, making the merriest of memories to treasure.
This is a magical family encounter with Father Christmas, accompanied this year by Mrs Christmas and Candy the elf, to add extra seasonal sparkle.
Your journey begins with a cheery visit to Father Christmas’ cottage, where you’ll be met with a very warm welcome from Mrs Christmas.

Your experience will include a musical workshop, story time and songs, a photo opportunity with Father Christmas and a personalised traditional gift for every child. Complete your visit with a freshly baked treat from Candy the Elf.

Your Christmas experience doesn’t stop there – there’s lots more fun to be had! Explore the magical, mischievous installations in the main House, both on the State Floor and Below Stairs, and discover how the House and its contents come alive after dark. If you have booked an expereince for after 4pm, make sure you allow time to visit the House and Grounds before you visit Father Christmas.

There’s also a special treasure hunt around the House, and a programme of festive family activity throughout the whole of Harewood.
End your visit toasting marshmallows in the Courtyard, enjoy a tasty hot chocolate, or taking in the enchanting Christmas lights on the grand Terrace. We’ve created a unique Christmas adventure at Harewood just for you.

What's Included?
• Christmas experience in Father Christmas’ Cottage
• Interactive stories and songs with Mrs Christmas and Father Christmas
• A freshly baked treat from Candy the Elf
• Photo opportunity
• Personalised gift
• A musical workshop with Father Christmas
• Access to Harewood House and grounds before your experience begins, with the opportunity to explore the Christmas installations on the State Floor and Below Stairs, and partake in programme of festive family activities across the site


FESTIVE TWILIGHT TOURS: 28 Nov - 12 Dec

Join us for an exclusive out of hour’s tour of Harewood and explore our magical Christmas displays after dark. This special twilight tour includes a welcome glass of fizz and mince pie on arrival, before you are taken on an after-hours tour of the State Floor and Below Stairs. See the beautiful rooms of the House dressed by Creative Directors, Studio McGuire, and step into the mischievous and magical world they have created with their fantastical projections. Let our expert guides take you on a journey of discovery, as the House comes alive after dark.

Our Twilight Tours include festive refreshments on arrival in the grand Entrance Hall of the House, followed by an exclusive tour of the dressed rooms on the State Floor and Below Stairs, given by one of our expert guides.


CHRISTMAS MARKETS WEEKEND: 7 & 8 Dec and 14 & 15 Dec, 10am – 4.30pm

Discover thoughtful and interesting gifts this Christmas, in the heart of Harewood’s festive experience, Unlock the Magic.
Two weekends packed with a variety of stalls which include food and drink, craft, contemporary wares and gifts, just in time for Christmas.
The most interesting and easy way to buy lovely handmade, local presents this Christmas.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

Prices

Tickets
Admission tickets give access to all areas of the Christmas experience

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

Book before 3 November and save as much as £10

Family £36 (£46 full price)
Adults £13.50 (£17.50 full price)
Child £7.50 (£9 full price)

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    Address

    Harewood House,
    Harewood,
    LS17 9LG

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SE 311445  Lat: 53.89647 Long: -1.52736

    By Road:
    Brown-signed from motorway and A1 dual carriageway. On the A61 between Leeds and Harrogate.

    By Public Transport:
    From Leeds catch the 36 bus from Leeds Bus Station to Harrogate/Ripon. From Harrogate catch the 36 bus to Leeds. Half-price admission for anyone arriving by public transport with a valid bus ticket.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality