For families

Family day out

The perfect setting for a family day out © John Millar

The perfect setting for a family day out

Rudyard Kipling bought Bateman’s because it was the perfect family home. His children, Elsie and John loved to play in the garden with its spacious lawns, boating pond and winding countryside paths to play hide and seek in. It is still an ideal space for children to explore and let off steam.

Get hands on

Get hands on and grind some flour in the mill © John Millar

Get hands on and grind some flour in the mill

Rudyard Kipling bought Bateman’s because it was the perfect family home. His children, Elsie and John loved to play in the garden with its spacious lawns, boating pond and winding countryside paths to play hide and seek in. It is still an ideal space for children to explore and let off steam.

Outdoor adventures

There's lots of space for an outdoor adventure © John Millar

There's lots of space for an outdoor adventure

Rudyard Kipling bought Bateman’s because it was the perfect family home. His children, Elsie and John loved to play in the garden with its spacious lawns, boating pond and winding countryside paths to play hide and seek in. It is still an ideal space for children to explore and let off steam.

Events

We have a selection of term break events, fun days and summer activities all year round. Join in on our Jungle Book trail, or have an adventure of your own exploring in the gardens.

The mill

Family fun in the mill at Bateman’s

Follow the river through the garden to the water mill and have a go at grinding your own flour.

Toys and games

There is plenty to keep children busy with toys and games in the picnic area, in the Quarry garden and in the children’s bedroom. Or pick up a bag from reception with more fun things in.

Don't miss

  • Elsie's alphabet necklace
  • John's bedroom with his school uniform and sports equipment
  • The Jungle book illustrations in the house
  • The mouse on the stairs in the house
  • The bush with the smiley face
  • The hole in the apple tree
  • The goldfish in the pond

Picnics

Enjoy eating alfresco in our special picnic area or in the Quarry garden.

Useful stuff

We have the following to help make your visit a little easier:

  • Children’s meals
  • Highchairs
  • Baby changing
  • Baby carriers

 

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