Easter holidays at Bateman's

A mother and child searching for Easter egg hunt clues at a National Trust property

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. Based on nature poetry from the I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree children's nature poetry book and inspired by the garden and estate, our larger than usual Easter hunt will have the children looking around the garden, play area and wider estate for clues to complete the trail.

  • Easter egg hunt runs from Sat 6 April to Monday22 April 2019
  • 10am - 4pm daily
  • £3.00 per trail
  • No need to pre-book
  • Delicious Cadbury chocolate treat prize per hunter. Non-chocolate alternative prize also available
  • Trail is inspired by I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree children's nature poetry book.
Easter 2019
A mother and child studying an Easter egg trail sheet at a National Trust property
Easter 2019