Autumn at Bateman's

This article was about events in 2019 and will be refreshed for 2020. There is so much to see and do at Bateman's this autumn. Take a walk around the estate and crunch the autumn leaves, see The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition and enjoy half term activities. The cafe is open all year round with autumnal bites, so if the weather's not on your side you can enjoy a treat or two.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition banner

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Bateman's

Get up close to the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', at Bateman's in East Sussex. Saturday 7 September – Sunday 3 November 2019.

A picture of apples ripening on a tree.

Bateman’s Apple Day

Celebrate harvest time with the family at our Apple Day. There'll be plenty of orchard produce to sample and buy and games and activities for the kids. Saturday 19 October, 11am - 4pm.

Visitors walking in the garden in autumn at a National Trust property

Autumn walking at Bateman's

Enjoy an autumn walk through the garden and estate at Bateman's where reds, oranges and browns abound in this mellow season of the year.

An autumn view across the garden and pond at Bateman's in East Sussex

The garden in autumn at Bateman's 

The wild garden is the focus of autumn colour with a range of ornamental trees and shrubs. Further afield, the amelanchiers and azaleas are particularly spectacular, and for those with a sweet tooth the bumper crops of blackberries on the estate walks are a juicy treat.

Children building a den in the woods

Natural play area at Bateman's

Tucked away in a secluded dell near to the car park, our natural play area is now open. Bring the kids and let them enjoy our giant swing and wooden see-saw or go wild building themselves a den.