50 Things To Do at Bateman's

Children bird watching

Bateman's is the perfect place for bird watching, tracking wild animals, running around in the outdoors and lots more.

A family playing pooh sticks at Bateman's

No. 19 Play pooh sticks

The River Dudwell flows through the wild garden, which is where you’ll find a number of wooden bridges, which make the perfect spot to challenge a sibling to play pooh sticks

Gold fish in the pond at Bateman's

No.8 Spot a fish

See if you can spot any fish swimming around the Lily pond in the garden.

Family enjoying a picnic

No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild

There’s something very British about packing up a picnic and enjoying it regardless of the weather. At Bateman's you won’t have to look far for the perfect spot surrounded by nature.

Children building a den in the woods

No. 4 Build a den

Explore the natural play area at Bateman's, where you’ll find plenty of sticks for building your den. Be creative, once it’s up, crawl in and have fun.

Family enjoying the rain in their wellies

No. 6 Go Welly Wandering

Rainy days aren't just for staying indoors. Grab your umbrella and tick off No. 6 Go Welly Wandering. Take a run in the rain and maybe throw in some puddle jumping whilst you're at it. How many puddles can you jump in?

Girl and boy gingerly walking across rocks looking at floor

No. 34 Discover Wild Animal Clues

Put your detective hats on kids, we've got a job for you. Can you complete No. 34 Discover Wild Animal Clues? Head into the wild garden or wider estate and look for animal tracks in the mud. See if you can find deer, fox or badger tracks and then try No. 35 Discover What's In A Pond. Top tip - frogs love hanging out in the Lily pond!

Girl in field looking through binoculars

No. 44 Watch A Bird

Thousands of migratory birds come to the UK’s shores in the winter, so it’s one of the best times to go bird watching if you’re making a special trip. As the trees lose their leaves, it’s much easier to spot birds and winter is a great time to put feeders out, increasing your chances of seeing lots of different birds in your garden.

A family playing on the Bateman's quarter deck

Family Facilities at Bateman's

Baby changing facilities can be found by the visitor reception. The Mulberry tea-room has a yummy children's menu and high chairs. Want to find a more secluded spot to breast feed? Just ask a member of staff. There's picnic areas too and you're welcome to bring a blanket and picnic in the garden.