For Families

Families welcome

Stowe House is a family-friendly place to visit.

Children (under 16 year of age) are included in the admission cost of a paying adult. To get maximum value, and for no extra cost, the grown-ups can take out an Annual Pass. This allows you to revisit again and again throughout the year.

We have unisex baby-change facilities, we are buggy-friendly (we have a platform lift on entry to the House), and we have plenty for everyone to do. We have cold drinks, snacks, hot chocolates and babyccino (hot frothy milk!) available in our Welcome Centre. We can also heat milk on request.

Families are welcome on all of our guided tours.

Opening times

Today (12 December)


Tomorrow (13 December)


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Family Activities

Throughout the summer we have a variety of activities for children which are free with House Admission

Family Activities

Seasonal make and take

Visit our Learning Space for self-led make-and-take craft activities.

There is no charge for our crafty activities. We ask that you supervise children while they take part.

Self-led trail

Pick up a fun family trail from the Welcome Centre to help you explore the State Rooms.

Talking Portrait – Anna Eliza

Anna Eliza was the 1st Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos. Let her tell you a story about her time at Stowe. Visit Stowe House to ask her a question.

Talking Portrait – Roxburgh

J F Roxburgh was the first Headmaster of Stowe School. He will tell you about the first days of Stowe School. Come to Stowe House to ask him a question.

Sound Explorers

During the summer of 2016 our Oxford University interns turned our State Drawing Room into a recording studio for an afternoon. Families listened to an immersive soundscape which captured life at Stowe during the 18th century. We then explored sound using percussive instruments before making guitars and shakers. Everyone was recorded playing their instruments which are compiled in this soundscape.