For Families

Families welcome

Stowe House is a family-friendly place to visit.

Children (under 16 year of age) enter free with 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 (27 October)

11.00am - 5.00pm

Tomorrow (28 October)

11.00am - 5.00pm

Book your tickets now! Remember... kids go free

What's on this autumn

We have lots of events coming up. Join us for our Tuesday free family-fun drop-in sessions and family theatre.

Family Activities

Seasonal make and Take

Between Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 6th November 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

Tuesday the 23rd of August 2016 saw Stowe House's State Drawing Room turned into a recording studio for the 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.