New Year, New You

A happy family walking in the garden

Here at Bateman's we've come up with some great ways for you to get started on your New Year's resolutions. Learn a new skill with our warming winter recipe, start a new hobby with our gardener's tips or get fit on a walk around the Bateman's estate. Got some time to give? Why not spend it volunteering at the home of Rudyard Kipling?

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

Find your role at Bateman's

As a charity, Bateman's relies heavily on the work of its volunteers to keep its doors open for ever, for everyone. We have a wide variety of volunteer positions for you to get stuck into, from gardeners to room guides and even flower arranging. Get in touch with us today to start your volunteer journey.

Two volunteers working in a garden

Green Fingers

Looking to learn a new skill? Or just want to spend more time outdoors? Make your garden the envy of your friends with the National Trust's top gardeners tips. From growing your own food, to putting the garden to bed for winter there's plenty of useful advice to get you started.

Display of pumpkins and squashes at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September

Get cooking

Want to become a culinary whiz in the kitchen? We've got the perfect recipe to start you off with our smoky turkey and squash gratin. This recipe has an extra benefit as you can even use up some of those Christmas leftovers.

A walk with a ranger across the Bateman's estate

Walking at Bateman's

Escape from the Christmas rush, wrap up warm and get exploring on one of our three winter estate walks at Bateman's. The Sussex Weald landscape that surrounds Bateman's is magical at any time of the year.