The Great Easter Bonnet Hunt

This Easter weekend, we invite you to hunt for Regency bonnets in Jane Austen's House and pretty cottage garden. When you've found them all, design your own for our Bonnet Wall of Fame!

15 Apr — 18 Apr 2022
10:00am — 4:00pm

“Look here, I have bought this bonnet. I do not think it is very pretty; but I thought I might as well buy it as not. I shall pull it to pieces as soon as I get home, and see if I can make it up any better.”

Lydia Bennet, Pride & Prejudice


Onsite: Bonnet Trail & Colouring:

Follow our fun trail of brightly coloured Regency bonnets around Jane Austen’s House and garden. Each bonnet you find will bring you closer to an Easter treat*!

(*Please note, treats may include chocolate! 🍫)

Once you’ve completed the Great Bonnet Hunt, we challenge you to create a bonnet of your own! Use our template to design and colour your own bonnet for our special Bonnet Wall of Fame – or take it home with you!

We can’t wait to see your creations! 🎨

The Great Easter Bonnet Hunt will run from 15 – 18 April

🎫 Free with House entry


At home:

Download our bonnet crafting sheet and colour or collage your way to a brighter bonnet!

Print on A4 and use all your scraps, ribbons and craft bits and pieces to decorate it! ✨

We would love to see your creations – share them on social media and tag us @JaneAustenHouse

This crafting sheet was created by Léna Gibert, who was one of our Artists in Residence in 2021. Find out more…