Things to see and do

Things to see and do


What's on

Mother and daughter reading in a tent

Big Camp at Bateman’s Now Fully Booked

Pack your tent and bring your family to spend an enchanting night under the stars at Bateman’s, the home of Rudyard Kipling.

Upcoming events

The Smugglers Trail

Tue 31 May 2016
The infamous Hawkhurst Gang have been back to Bateman's. Find out who the smugglers are and discover where they have hidden their treasure. There's a prize at the end.

Father's Day tea

Sun 19 Jun 2016
If you imagine an afternoon tea at Bateman's is just dainty cakes and pastries then you and your dad are in for a surprise. Instead there is a hot mini Yorkshire pudding with gravy, posh fish finger roll, home-made mini pasty, served with a...

East Sussex Guild of Crafts

Sat 02 Jul 2016
An exhibition and sale of traditional crafts, such as leather, lace, glass and jewellery. Held in the grounds of the Bateman's estate.

The Big Camping weekend - SOLD OUT

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Spend the night under the stars at Bateman's, the home of Rudyard Kipling.

The Junge Book trail

Fri 22 Jul 2016
Baloo, Akela and the other Jungle Book characters are hiding in the garden. Follow the trail and find them all to win another Jungle Book medal to add to your collection.

Music in the garden

Sat 23 Jul 2016
An afternoon of music in the garden with the Wind in the Weald Quintet. Bring a picnic or enjoy one of our delicious cream teas.

Eating and shopping

Cream tea Batemans tea-room food

The Mulberry tea-room and Oast House shop 

Take time to relax and unwind in our Mulberry Tea-room on a visit to Bateman's. Not only will we welcome you with something delicious but you'll also be able to pop into our Oast House shop for the perfect souvenir to take home too.


Get involved

Volunteering at Batemans East Sussex

Join our team 

Volunteering is so important to us at Batemans and many of the team here give their time to us as volunteers. Why not find out how you could join us?



Batemans History Image

Kipling's time and earlier 

Most notable as the home of world famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling, Bateman's history dates back further and is connected, we think, to the iron industry.




Venue hire

Rose buttonhole for weddings at Bateman's

Hire Bateman's 

Whether it's a wedding, special occasion or corporate event you are organising, Bateman's is a unique venue which can provide a stunning backdrop for your day. We can help to organise everything you'll need to make your event a memorable one.