Things to see & do

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What's on

Enjoy a variety of events throughout the year with lecture lunches, family adventure trails and Christmas or summer specials.

Explore the estate

Pull your walking boots on and lose yourself in the stunning wooded countryside that inspired Kipling.

Don't miss

  • The phonograph playing Kipling's verse set to music
  • The pet's graveyard
  • The newsreel of Kipling on the ipad in the study
  • A 1930's radio playing extracts of Kipling's unusual life
  • Our busy beehives
  • The alphabet necklace from the Just So Story
  • The wonderfully scented herb border
  • Poet's Corner - take time to read a poem or two sitting by the river

For families

Why not enjoy the spacious lawns, boating pond and winding paths just as the Kipling children did. Find the watermill, play with the games, have a picnic and discover the toys in John's bedroom.

50 Things challenge

Are you up for our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenge? Start ticking them off your list at Bateman's. You can fly a kite, climb a hill, hunt for bugs or call an owl. Discover the full list of outdoor adventures on the 50 Things website and start earning your badges.

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