Families

Jane Austen’s House in the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton provides the perfect day out for families. Family tickets are available and Under 6s go free! Plus, tickets last for one year!

Visiting Jane Austen’s House

Younger visitors can enjoy our dedicated Family Fun area in the historic Bakehouse – get creative with Regency letter writing, miniature self-portraits, Regency aromas, dressing up and much more!

In the House, discover the secrets and stories of Jane Austen’s life and works with our beautifully illustrated family trail.

Family fun zone: dressing up and alphabet games!

Dressing up and alphabet games in the historic Bakehouse

In the garden, try your hand at our traditional garden games, borrow a picnic blanket and a book from our children’s book basket and settle down for a story, and of course you’ll want to sample a New Forest ice cream!

Finish your visit by browsing the Gift Shop for special keepsakes and then let off steam at the village playground.

Pack a picnic to enjoy in Jane Austen’s garden or at one of the picnic tables in the stunning village parkland. The village café, Cassandra’s Cup, also stocks a tempting range of sweet treats!

Children play skittles in the garden at Jane Austen's House

Regency garden games!

Part of the village play area opposite Jane Austen’s House

Facilities and amenities

  • Family-friendly dining options are available in the village; both Cassandra’s Cup and The Greyfriar Pub  are opposite Jane Austen’s House and The Old Kitchen Tearoom at Chawton House is just a short walk away. Please check their websites for opening times and their current services.
  • Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the House beyond the pub car park.
  • An accessible toilet with baby changing facilities is available on site and, of course, breastfeeding is welcome. ​
  • Across the road from the House is a beautiful parkland area with a playground and picnic benches.

Cassandra’s Cup, opposite Jane Austen’s House

A map of Chawton

Discover the village of Chawton 

Hand-drawn map by Peter Gander © haveagander

Online family fun

If you can’t make it to Chawton you can still enjoy our Regency family activities! Visit our Family Fun area to find out more…