The Judges’ Lodgings is a great family friendly venue with everything you need for a fun and easy day out.  Please see “The Events” section.

Family friendly includes:

  • Children go free! No admission charge for children under 16 years or students currently in education.
  • Weekend Drop In – Try out some free* family drop in every weekend of the season with everything from Lego to traditional toys. *House admission charges apply for adults.
  • Family Workshops – Get stuck in with craft, games and trails in our fun workshops based on seasonal activities and the history of the house. Plus keep an eye out for special events such as slime making for Dino Day and art skills for Light Up Lancaster. Small charges may apply.
  • Hands On Activities – Try your hands at cleaning in the Victorian Kitchen, dressing up for lessons in the School Room or playing with traditional toys in the Play Room.
  • Children’s Trail – House trails available from Reception for 50p. Who knows, you might even win a small prize!
  • The Childhood Museum – Relive your childhood with dolls and toys from yesteryear and discover how children learnt, played and worked in the popular Museum of Childhood on the top floor.
  • Picnic in the garden and courtyard or inside* on wet days. *Please ask a member of staff.
  • High Chairs available for picnics or when visiting the Victorian Pop Up Café.
  • Baby Changing Facilities in all toilets.
  • Pram Park – Please note the Judges’ Lodgings is not suitable for pushchairs and prams but there is space to leave your buggy on the ground floor.
  • Breast Feeding Friendly – Judges’ Lodgings welcomes breastfeeding mums and babies but please ask a member of the team if you would prefer a private room.

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