Things to see and do

Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

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.

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.

First World War weekend

Sat 06 Aug 2016
To commemorate the Battle of the Somme there will be re-enactments throughout the day and an encampment with ammunition store, field ambulance, aeroplane and mess tent. Children can have a go at making an identity badge. (Seperate charges apply)

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.