Easter holidays at Bateman's

Batemans Garden Spring

This article was about Easter 2017 at Bateman's. We'll be updating this later in the year with our 2018 Easter offer. The house, gardens and wider estate at Bateman's are teeming with new life at this time of year. Our winter conservation on the house draws to a close and we can throw open the doors on all the rooms, the gardens and estate are awash with the colour of spring flowers. 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

Discover some of Kipling's stories

Join us on World Book Day on 2 March and rediscover some of the books that you loved growing up with to share with those that you love as they grow up.

Come along during the following weekend, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March and share the wonderful stories of Kipling. Take a journey to the 'great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River' or discover how the alphabet was made with our very special storyteller.

Don't forget to bring along your World Book Day voucher to claim your book or to get £1 off your very own Kipling story book.

Win a chocolate prize this Easter on a Cadbury Egg Hunt
Win a chocolate prize this Easter on a Cadbury Egg Hunt

Join in our Cadbury Egg Hunt

During the Easter school holidays we'll be on the look out for the Easter bunny. Come along and help us out and there'll be a Cadbury chocolate prize waiting to be claimed.

  • Easter trail runs from Fri 31 March to Tues 18 April
  • 11am - 4pm daily
  • £2.50 per trail
  • No need to pre-book
  • Cadbury chocolate prize per hunter.