Bateman's

Important notice -

A large area of the garden is closed due to a dangerous tree. Access to the property is via the main entrance. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

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Things to see and do

Things to see and do

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What's on

Bateman's House behind a tree

Hallowe'en Trail

There's fun for all the family this Halloween with spooky goings on at Bateman's.

Green cart and apple stall

Bateman's Apple Day 

Join us at Bateman’s for our amazing Apple Day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts.

Upcoming events

Photography workshop

Tue 11 Oct 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 '...

Apple day

Sun 16 Oct 2016
11:00-16:00
Join us at Bateman's for our amazing apple day with family fun, games to play and you can even try your hand at some orchard crafts.

Autumn colour walk

Fri 21 Oct 2016
10:30-12:30
Join our Ranger on a two hour walk around the three hundred acre Bateman's estate and enjoy autumn in all its glory. The walk follows meandering footpaths through the valley, along the river bank and into small areas of woodland well off the...

Hallowe'en Trail

Fri 21 Oct 2016
11:00-16:00
Follow our haunted trail and see which spooky characters are watching you. If you wear your spooky costume it might just scare them off and win you an extra prize.

Chainsaw sculpture

Thu 27 Oct 2016
11:00-16:00
Watch in awe as sculptor Steve Andrews creates the fairy ring from 'Puck of Pook's Hill' out of wood from the Bateman's estate. The carved toadstools will then form part of our winter garden trail.

Museum at night

Fri 28 Oct 2016
18:00-22:00
See intriguing items from the Kipling Collection that are normally in storage and hear their stories in a unique tour of the house. Includes a 2-course dinner.
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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.