Mill guides at Park Mill
Visit the watermill at Bateman’s to be transported to a bygone era.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Park Mill was much loved by Kipling and he incorporated it into some of the stories he wrote at Bateman's. It is believed that there has been a mill on this site since the late 1200s.
Bateman’s Park Mill guides will be on hand on selected dates to answer questions about this working watermill. Upcoming dates are:
15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 June
2, 8, 9, 30 July
13, 20 August
3, 17 September
1, 15 October
Milling takes place on selected Wednesday afternoons. Please ask at visitor reception for further information.
The Little Red Hen story basket is available for younger visitors and there is a hands-on quern activity available for older children and adults.
- Event ticket prices
|Family, one adult||£19.80||£18.00|
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Free entry for National Trust members.
A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5's are free.
A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17 years old.
Discounted entry on days when the house is closed.
- Suitable for all ages.
- Meeting point
- Park Mill at the end of the Wild Garden.
- The watermill is located at the bottom of the Wild Garden. There are three steps down to cross a small bridge and then a further four steps to enter the doorway to the mill. There are steep wooden steps up to the first floor. The lighting is mostly LED. Seating is available. Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.
- Activities are volunteer led and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice – please check at visitor reception when you arrive.