FamiliesJane 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 – 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.
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!
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.
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…