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!

**Our special, multi-sensory exhibition ‘Six Winters’: scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination will run throughout December, January and February. Included in House admission.

To accompany the exhibition, we have a fun family trail available!  Use the trail to pick out information, answer questions and inspire creativity! Pick up a copy on arrival or download and print at home.** 

Visiting Jane Austen’s House

Younger visitors can discover the house and garden via our beautifully illustrated family trail, get creative writing their own short stories, try their hand at Regency garden games, enjoy a New Forest ice cream in the pretty cottage garden, browse the Gift Shop for special keepsakes and 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!

A child and his mother making lavender bags at Jane Austen's House

Creating lavender bags!

Children playing regency garden games 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 WC 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

She was moreover noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved nothing so well in the world as rolling down the green slope at the back of the house. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey