Easter holidays at Bateman's

Children running along daffodil path

The house, gardens and wider estate at Bateman's are teeming with new life at this time of year. It's the perfect time to get the family out and about.

Enjoy a springtime visit

This spring discover some of the magic of this family home that captivated Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie. Nestling in the beautiful Sussex countryside with the gentle flow of the River Dudwell through its grounds, this house was beloved by Kipling and his family.

Wander through the rooms in the house, freshened after our winter conservation work or take a stroll through the gardens and see the beautiful colours of the spring flowers. For our more energetic visitors there are several estate walks where you can stride out and explore a bit further afield.

Batemans House in Spring
Batemans House Spring
Batemans House in Spring

Join in our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Throughout the Easter school holidays we'll be offering families the chance to join in the fun of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Inspired by the nature around the garden and estate, our hunt will have the children looking around the garden to find bird, bee and spring flower clues to complete their hunt.

  • Easter egg hunt runs from Sat 6 April to Monday22 April 2019
  • 11am - 4pm daily
  • £3.00 per trail
  • No need to pre-book
  • Delicious Cadbury chocolate treat prize per hunter.

Springtime storytelling and poetry

Join our storytellers at one of their popular sessions to listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous tales in the very location where many of them were written. Settle down and be transported into the magical world of Kipling's characters, a little bit of peace in an ever busy world.

  • Free 15-minute sessions throughout the day
  • Follow the signs to find your storyteller
  • Suitable for all ages, families are particularly welcome
Easter fun for the whole family
Family enjoying an easter egg hunt
Easter fun for the whole family