Bateman's

Bateman's

Things to see and do

Things to see and do

Bateman's

What's on

Bright red wild mushroom

Rewards and Fairies Weekend

Join us for a weekend of family fun and exciting activities for the new editions of Puck of Pook’s Hill and Rewards and Fairies.

Amy Adams colouring with families

'Country House' colouring party at Bateman's 

Join artist/author Amy Jane Adams for a colourful session as she celebrates her new book ‘The Country House colouring book’.

Mother and daughter reading in a tent

Big Camp at Bateman’s 

Pack your tent and bring your family to spend an enchanting night under the stars at Bateman’s, the home of Rudyard Kipling.

Upcoming events

Photography workshop

Tue 17 May 2016
10:00-12:30
Come and join photographer Roger Bloxham for a half-day session to photograph the delights of our gardens. We'll be thinking about: Choosing the best viewpoint for vistas and close-ups Making the natural light work to your advantage The '...

Photography workshop (Cloned)

Thu 26 May 2016
10:00-12:30
Come and join photographer Roger Bloxham for a half-day session to photograph the delights of our gardens. We'll be thinking about: Choosing the best viewpoint for vistas and close-ups Making the natural light work to your advantage The '...

The Smugglers Trail

Fri 27 May 2016
01:00-01:00
The infamous Hawkhurst Gang have been back to Bateman's. Find out who the smugglers are and discover where they have hidden their treasure. There's a prize at the end.

Paint the garden

Fri 27 May 2016
10:00-16:00
An opportunity to capture the colours, textures and beauty of this country garden in watercolour. With artist and tutor Julie King BA (Hons) Cert Ed.

Father's Day tea

Sun 19 Jun 2016
14:30-17:00
If you imagine an afternoon tea at Bateman's is just dainty cakes and pastries then you and your dad are in for a surprise. Instead there is a hot mini Yorkshire pudding with gravy, posh fish finger roll, home-made mini pasty, served with a...

East Sussex Guild of Crafts

Sat 02 Jul 2016
11:00-17:00
An exhibition and sale of traditional crafts, such as leather, lace, glass and jewellery. Held in the grounds of the Bateman's estate.
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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.

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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?

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History

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.

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Groups

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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.