More than 350 disabled and underprivileged children attended the ‘Harewood House Fun Day’ which is organised annually by Variety.

For over 20 years, the Earl and Countess of Harewood have generously provided complimentary access to the grounds of their estate, including Harewood House bird garden and the adventure playground.

Accompanied by carers and teachers, the children were drawn from primary schools across the region including Leeds schools – Mill Field Primary, Middleton Primary and Delius Special School in Bradford.

As well as visiting the attractions at Harewood House, the children also enjoyed a delicious al-fresco lunch and refreshments and lots of entertainment including costumed characters, face painters and a finale disco.

The event is organised every year as part of its ‘Variety at Work’ programme which aims to provide entertaining and educational experiences.

Charlotte Farrington, Regional Development Manager for the Yorkshire Region of Variety said:

“It was a fantastic day that was enjoyed by all. It is very rewarding to see the children having such a good time and we would like to thank everyone for their help and support including Bradford Grammar School, Grant Thornton, SG Hambros, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Junior Boys, Amplitude Marquees and Harewood House Trust.