The Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne has just been voted in the top 10 best days out for families in Wales by Good To Know Media and Essentials Magazine.
Described in the published entry as ‘a kid’s dream’ for its ‘hands-on’ policy, which allows visitors to explore the life of the Victorian inhabitants of the building to their heart’s content, The Judge’s Lodging is understandably proud of its ability to enchant all ages.
A totally unexpected nomination, staff at the Victorian courthouse are absolutely delighted and hope that it will encourage families to visit them.
“Historic houses are often overlooked when thoughts turn to family fun,” says the museum’s development manager Gaby Rivers, “but we aim to make history as fun as we can here for all ages.”
The Judge’s Lodging is the only attraction to be chosen from Mid Wales on the award list and the letter the visitor attraction received from Good To Know stated:
“We’re sure we won’t be the only ones wanting to return again and again…
“Here at the family section of Goodtoknow and Essentials magazine, we’re always looking to inspire our readers and give them what we think are the best ways to spend their precious moments of down time, as well as giving them great value options for entertaining the kids.
“Days out are a great way to spend some quality moments with the family and when we considered the overall cost of a day out with you, and how much families would get out of their adventure, we felt their time would be really well-spent at your location.”
The letter went on to praise “the focus you have towards children, their learning and families”.
If you want to try out some family fun there for yourselves, just wait until the ‘Our Favourite Things’ trail at half term, which is currently being prepared and launching on May 28. This hilarious search for objects from the Sound of Music’s ‘My Favourite Things’ launched a new community exhibition featuring some of the best and quirkiest items from the local history collection held at the museum.
The Judge’s Lodging is open from Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.