Things to see and do

Things to see and do


What's on

Bear ornament in hedge

The Jungle Book Trail 

Summer adventures start at Bateman’s this summer as Baloo and the Jungle Book gang take over gardens.

World War I reenactors

Bateman's World War I Weekend 

Join us at Bateman's as we commemorate the Battle of the Somme with our interactive World War I weekend.

Green cart and apple stall

Bateman's Apple Day 

Join us at Bateman’s for our amazing Apple Day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts.

Upcoming events

The Junge Book trail

Tue 26 Jul 2016
Baloo, Akela and the other Jungle Book characters are hiding in the garden. Follow the trail and find them all to win a Jungle Book medal to add to your collection.

The Just So Story Day

Wed 03 Aug 2016
Enjoy some of the best children's stories ever told in the garden of Rudyard Kipling's home. Discover the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, how the elephant got his trunk and why the camel got the hump.

World War I Weekend

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Join us at Bateman's for our World War I weekend and experience life on the Western Front as John Kipling did.

The Jungle Book day

Wed 10 Aug 2016
Our popular family fun day when we celebrate Kipling's classic book. Join in with our animal themed activities. Listen to the famous stories, follow The Jungle Book trail, have our face painted or have a go at pond dipping. (Separate charges apply.)

Tree climbing day

Wed 10 Aug 2016
Be like King Louie and let your inner monkey free by joining us at Bateman's for a fun tree climbing experience.

Apple day

Sun 16 Oct 2016
Join us at Bateman's for our amazing apple day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts.

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.