Families

Jane Austen’s House in the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton provides the perfect day out for families.

 

Jane Austen’s charming garden is the ideal spot for a game of hide and seek and there is much to discover throughout the village of Chawton.

Explore the beautiful surrounding parkland and let off steam in the village playground; enjoy a slice of homemade cake from Cassandra’s Cup at one of the village picnic tables; wander down the road to Chawton House (the house that belonged to Jane Austen’s brother) and explore their gardens; stop off at St Nicholas Church where the graves of Jane Austen’s mother and sister are located, as well as a statue of Jane Austen; or follow one of the walks and trails that wind through the village and surrounding area.

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.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the garden of Jane Austen’s House.
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

Tickets last for a whole year

Family tickets are available at Jane Austen’s House and all of our tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, excluding special event days. That is a lot of days out for the price of one!