The Bateman's Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Children finding easter eggs

Following updated government advice in relation to coronavirus, we have had to cancel this event until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 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. During the Easter holidays we've fun for all the family at Bateman's with the return of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is running from Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April 2020 and is £3 per hunt (normal admission applies).

Throughout the Easter school holidays we'll be offering families the chance to join in the fun of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Take part in Rudyard Kipling's poem 'The Glory of the Garden'
themed egg hunt and claim your chocolatey prize.

  • Easter egg hunt runs from Sat 4 April - Sunday 19 April 2020.
  • 10am - 4pm daily
  • £3 per trail
  • Normal admission charges apply
  • No need to pre-book
  • Delicious Cadbury chocolate treat prize* per hunter. Non-chocolate alternative prize* also available.

Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is very popular and the property will be busy, particularly on weekends and over the Easter weekend, Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April. For a quieter visit that beats the crowds we recommended visiting weekdays before the Bank Holiday.

Be prepared for an adventure throughout the grounds and don't forget your wellies as some of the grassy areas can get muddy.

*while stocks last.

Easter 2019
A mother and child studying an Easter egg trail sheet at a National Trust property
Easter 2019

Spring at Bateman's

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

Eating with us?

You have a choice when it comes to eating with your family at Bateman’s. Grab and go from our Mulberry tea-room or enjoy lunch in our tea-room all year round. We offer children’s lunch boxes, which consist of a sandwich, crisps, a piece of fruit and a carton of juice. We also offer half portions of some of the main meals on our menu. 

Treat yourself to a tasty mug of hot chocolate
A girl drinking a mug of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
Treat yourself to a tasty mug of hot chocolate

Bring a picnic

The Mulberry tea-room can get very busy on the Easter weekend as well as school holiday weekends. Queues are to be expected during these peak times.

Why not bring along a picnic instead? Grab a blanket, try out one of the dedicated picnic spots and enjoy the scenery whilst you eat.

Good to know

  • Baby changing facilities can be found in the assessable toilet next to Visitor Reception, in the car park.
  • Bottles and baby food can be warmed up in our Mulberry tea-room. 
  • High chairs are available in the Mulberry tea-room.
  • If you fancy a picnic, you’re welcome to picnic in the grounds.  We have dedicated picnic tables in and around the play area and next to Visitor Reception in the car park. 
  • Feel free to ask to borrow one of hip-carrying infant seats if you want to explore the house. Just head to the entrance of the house and speak to a room guide.
  • There are buggy-friendly areas around the garden, just pick up a map from visitor reception so you know where to go.  On rainy days some of the paths on the estate can get a little muddy.

If you’re not already a National Trust member, why not enjoy the benefits of family membership? You’ll be able to explore over 500 special places like Bateman’s l for free and if you join as part of your visit to Bateman’s, you’ll have helped support the conservation of this incredible place.