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15 Jul to 16 Jul

Jane Austen weekend


11am – 5pm on Saturday 15th July and 16th Sunday  2017

For one weekend only, transport yourself to Jane Austen’s esteemed world of the landed gentry. Tighten your bonnet and tip those top hats at Basing House’s Jane Austen and Regency themed event, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the English novelist’s life.

Plenty for Lords and Ladies to do

  • Use your sense -start the weekend as you’d start any Regency ball: with a Minuet! Delight your sensibilities with performances in the Great Barn from the Hampshire Regency Dancers on Saturday and the Duke of Wellington Dancers on Sunday.

  •  Immerse yourself in the period amongst the Napoleonic re-enactors. Don’t be prejudiced -remember to salute and curtsey!

  • Assemble the family and sign up to our ‘Lizzie Bennett’s diary’ writing and craft workshop, led by accomplished author Marcia Williams*.

  •  Marvel at the Whitchurch Silk Mill display in the Basing House Cow Byre.

  • For the younger heirs to your families’ fortune, enjoy Donkey rides** across the lush green of Basing House’s main site.

  • Spend some time perusing the Book, Food and Craft Fair in the Great Barn and avail yourself of a souvenir.

  • Lose yourself in the storytelling and craft workshop about ‘The Beautiful Cassandra.’ No booking necessary, just use your powers of persuasion to encourage your family in!

FREE car parking with a short pleasant promenade along the River Loddon to the Basing House Visitor Centre entrance.

Lizzy Bennett's diary  Workshop with Marcia Williams*: £5.00 per child. Saturday 15th only. Suitable for children aged 7 Plus. Please bring a notebook and a 'treasured item' to write about'. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Only 1 accompanying adult per child, as space is limited.

Donkey rides**  £3.00 per ride, restricted to carrying children under 8 stone/50 kilograms and  children  to be aged over 2 years.

*/ ** - Additional fees apply for these activities.

Event cost: 
Included in admission tickets, booking available on line, booking fees apply
Event phone: 
01256 463965