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Family Heritage Day
COVID-19 Precautions

Take a step back in time at Lauderdale House's annual Heritage Weekend. On Sunday 20 February we're hosting a special Heritage Family Fun Day for children and families to explore the history of the house and the area. 

Drop in for all kinds of fun and free activities between 11am and 4pm - activities are free and you don't need to book in advance!


  • Design your own Garden! Take inspiration from the Knot Garden running alongside Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, the Hampton Court maze, cottage gardens of the past, ‘heritage flowers and vegetables’ Islamic and Japanese garden heritage to create your very own miniature garden at this drop-in workshop for families.
  • Explore the House and find Nell Gwynn’s oranges! Find out more about the stories of the past at Lauderdale House, and see the House in a new way looking for Nell Gwynn’s oranges... Nell Gwynn, who lived at Lauderdale House, was one of the country’s first very famous actresses and a great friend of the King. She started out selling oranges (the equivalent of ice creams) in London’s theatres, was from a single parent family and couldn’t read but her natural talent and wit meant she was destined for success!


No unaccompanied children – bring your parent and carer so they can join in too! 

Find out more about the rest of the Heritage Weekend here.

COVID-19 Precautions

Our advice and measures will change in accordance with the most recent government guidance. We are currently:

• Requiring masks for adults and children over 11 years old at all times unless exempt.
• Keeping a record of contact details for lead bookers.
• Conducting extra regular cleaning.
• Welcoming audience members with hand sanitiser.
• Designating toilets for your event.
• Keeping windows open for good ventilation.
• Recommending taking a lateral flow test for everyone attending.