Harewood House near Leeds is an 18th Century stately home and gardens, which are open to the public. It is one of Yorkshire’s leading attractions, and is a lovely day out for families.
Harewood House is associated with many notables, including Capability Brown, and the artist JMW Turner. It will be the starting point, Grand Depart, for Le Tour (The Tour de France) in Summer 2014.
I know it’s only November but time flies and it won’t be long until Christmas. I’ve been a bit slack with Christmas preparations and I really needed something to get us into the spirit of it all. A trip to Stockeld Park near Wetherby and their Christmas Adventure did the trick!
Tropical World is a very established and popular indoor tropical plants and animal house in Roundhay Park, on the north side of Leeds in West Yorkshire. It is perfect for a more inclement day, and a brilliant Autumn day out.
In July 2012, I took the children to visit Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax. We visited earlier in the year for Meg’s birthday but I didn’t get around to blogging about it then.
Aimed at children under 11, it’s a fantastic ‘hands on’ museum where children are encouraged to learn through play. There are six different galleries with various interactive exhibits in each gallery.