Things to see and do


What's on

Family fun this summer at Bateman's

Upcoming events

'Puck of Pook's Hill' summer garden trail

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Get out and about on our summer garden trail inspired by one of Kipling's famous stories

Poetry readings in the garden

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Come along and listen to some Kipling poetry readings in the garden of Kipling's family home.

Children's puppet making drop-ins

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Create your own simple puppets inspired by Kipling's animal and fairytale characters.

Just So Storytelling

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Come and listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories in our storytelling tent.

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' exhibition

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Get up close to the art work from Judith Kerr's much-loved children's book, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' at Bateman's.

Apple Day

Sat 19 Oct 2019
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.

Eating and shopping

The Mulberry tea room at Bateman's in East Sussex

Mulberry tea room at Bateman's 

Take time to relax and unwind in our newly refurbished Mulberry Tea-room. We'll welcome you with something delicious and freshly prepared by our catering team.

A picnic cool bag with National Trust food perfect for a summer outdoors

Summer shopping at Bateman's 

Visit our Oast Gift Shop and discover our new summer range, including sustainable picnic sets, woven rugs and outdoor accessories to help you explore the great English countryside. Our seasonal food and gift ranges make for some unique gifts for summer celebrations.


Get involved

A volunteer room guide talking to visitors at Bateman's in 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?



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.




Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Bateman's on the National Trust Collections website