Help the Bird Garden keepers feed the penguins in the grounds of one of England’s treasure houses.
Harewood’s renowned Bird Garden is home to a flock of 13 Humboldt Penguins. Each has a unique pattern of spots on their white chest area, which stays the same throughout their lives. So you may just be able to spot ‘your’ penguin if you make a return visit!
The penguin enclosure has been designed to replicate the coastline of Peru in South America where the Humboldt Penguins come from, with swimming pools of different depths and area, and stone huts to imitate nest burrows.
During your visit, you’ll join the keepers in feeding the penguins a diet of whitebait and small herrings. Sprats are also a popular choice, with the penguins at Harewood getting through 2,300 kg of them a year!
Get up close to the penguins by helping the keepers feed them. You need to be aged ten years or above to feed the Penguins – it costs just £15 on a week day or £20 on a weekend and bank holiday, and can be booked through the Harewood Information Centre on 0113 218 1000