HALLOWEEN crafts and behind the scenes activities in the bird garden are some of the treats in store with the launch of a new half term holiday club at Harewood.

Children will also get the chance to dig in the walled garden and create a pin-hole camera to capture inspirational scenery

during the October school break.

Harewood House Trust is launching its first half term holiday club for seven to twelve-year olds and will be providing full-time parent-free holiday care for up to 15 children each day.

Learning manager Kathryn Welford said: “We’re really excited to be launching our first holiday club this half term. Our recent Small Wonders Sessions for under-fives have been going well and as a trial we wanted to extend this amazing learning opportunity and tailor it to older children.

“Harewood has been working with schools for many years and the new holiday club will be a great moment for children to absorb the history and beauty of this space, and enjoy it in a relaxed and informal environment.”

The week, which runs from Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 1, will include a minibeast hunt, den building, gardening, and making all the things needed for a grand dinner party.

Daily fees are £28 per child for member and £35 per child for non-members. The price for a full week is £125 for members and £160 for non-members.

All staff are DBS checked and Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Visit https://harewood.org/whats-on/event/half-term-club/ for more details.