Old-fashioned fun and games over bank holiday

Alex Bidolak, a master model builder from Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester, who built and designed a Lego model of Harewood House, using 5,122 bricks, taking 60 hours to design and 36 hours to build with bricks specially ordered from Denmark. Looking on is Zoe Hughes, a learning co-ordinator at Harewood House who has helped to arrange the event. (Picture by James Hardisty)

Alex Bidolak, a master model builder from Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester, who built and designed a Lego model of Harewood House, using 5,122 bricks, taking 60 hours to design and 36 hours to build with bricks specially ordered from Denmark. Looking on is Zoe Hughes, a learning co-ordinator at Harewood House who has helped to arrange the event. (Picture by James Hardisty)

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RETRO games and activities are the order of the day this bank holiday weekend at Harewood House.

Entitled Play!, the entertainment which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, will include circus skills, space hoppers, den building, face painting and a funtrail through the gardens to have a go with some of the more traditional toys and games; bean-bag toss, quoits, hula hoops, croquet, hop-scotch.

There is also a mystery prize for best fancy dress.

Legoland will be showing its Harewood House model.

Visitors can create their own models in the Lego Tent or bring in a homemade Lego creation, either of which can be entered in a competition.

Circus Whiz will be holding workshops in the circus ring.

Harewood House was recently awarded Gold in the Large Visitor Attraction category of the Enjoy England Awards.

The House is currently hosting the Royal Harewood exhibition: Celebrating the Life of the Yorkshire Princess, and Royal Photographer Marcus Adams: Photographs from the Royal Collection.

Entry is adult £10, senior £9, children £6 and family £30 (two adults and up to three children under 16).