Things to see & do

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

What's on

Enjoy a variety of events throughout the year with lecture lunches, family trails and summer specials. The First World War experience of John Kipling is featured in the Exhibition Room.

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 and winding paths to the watermill just as the Kipling children did. Explore the house and discover the phonograph and wireless.

50 Things to do

 Are you up for the 50 things to do before your 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

Dogs now welcome

We only welcome responsible dog owners to most parts of the garden but not in the house. We do request  that they are kept on a lead at all times so that everyone is happy. For more info. please pick up leaflet at Visitor Reception or call us 01435 882302


The garden

Busy bee

Busy bee

Our inspirational Head Gardener Len and his team have been working hard to ensure the garden is full of life and is perfect for you to admire. Here at Bateman's we pride ourselves on ethical gardening as we believe Mother Nature knows best. We work with her at all times.

Blooming marvellous

Batemanâ¿¿s spring into action

Our trees are blossoming, producing nature's very own confetti. We have a succession of flowering trees which are both ornamental and productive. Our Cherry trees are filled with clusters of pure white petals, its pure joy to behold.