Twilight openings at Bateman's
A chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the decorated house at twilight with leisurely Christmas shopping, festive fayre in the Mulberry tea-room and seasonal tastings in the Oast-house shop. Sat 7 and Sat 14 December, until 6pm.
On Sat 7 and Sat 14 December
On our Twilight opening evenings, Bateman's will remain open until 6pm. Explore the house after dark (last admission 5.30pm) to see the Kipling's home completely transformed by Christmas and enjoy the atmosphere of the decorated house at twilight.
This year the houses magical decorations are based around Kipling's 'Just So' Stories, with handmade decorations in opulent colours and story-themed floral arrangements. Kipling’s 'Just So' Stories famously describe how different animals acquired their most distinctive features, such as how the camel got his hump or how the elephant got his trunk.
The Mulberry tea-room will be open and welcoming you to get into the Christmas spirit, with a selection of festive treats and warming drinks - mulled wine and mulled apple juice along with mince pies & Christmas cake.
The Oast-house shop will be open and full of Christmas inspiration so you can tick everyone off your Christmas gift list. With gifts for gardeners, gourmets or National Trust memberships to choose from, you're sure to find that perfect something for that special someone.
Also especially for our Twilight openings we will be offering a gift wrapping service to make your christmas even more hassle free.
Twilight openings will take place on Sat 7 and Sat 14 December.