Family fun

We love welcoming families at Jane Austen's House! To make family visits as relaxed and enjoyable as possible we have created a new families area, and a new family fun area online!

The new Families Area is packed with activities for little ones (and not so little!) to enjoy. We know you’ll (ahem, they’ll) make a beeline for the bonnets and frocks, but once that inner fashionista is satisfied, keep them busy with miniature self-portraits, bonnet colouring and collage. There are letters to write, Georgian smells to guess, and anagrams to create!

If the sun shines, get into the garden and enjoy our traditional garden games, or relax on a picnic blanket with a book from our children’s book basket.


If you can’t make it to Chawton, you can still have a lot of Regency fun at home with our printable resources! Have a go at writing and folding your own Regency style letter, draw your own portrait miniature, design a fabulous bonnet and read a wonderful rhyming recipe!

As always, we’d love to know what you think! Get in touch on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, comments and photos!