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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Bateman's

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Family, one adult £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

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. 

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Park Mill at the end of the Wild Garden.
Accessibility
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.
Other
Activities are volunteer led and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice – please check at visitor reception when you arrive. 

Contact Info

Name
Bateman's
Email
batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01435 882302

Upcoming events

The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Tue 05 Jul 2022
10:00-16:30
Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

The Glory of the Garden collection highlights and short films

Tue 05 Jul 2022
11:00-16:30
Discover garden-themed items from the collection and picture Kipling the writer at Bateman’s.

Poetry Writing Workshop at Bateman’s with Helen Stockton

Thu 07 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Enjoy a day of creative poetry writing at the inspirational home of Rudyard Kipling.

Mill guides at Park Mill

Fri 08 Jul 2022
10:30-16:00
Visit the watermill at Bateman’s to be transported to a bygone era.

Paint the garden workshop with watercolour artist John Wiltshire 

Sun 10 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Learn how to create your own watercolour painting, in the idyllic landscape of Bateman’s.

Poetry reading in the garden

Sun 17 Jul 2022
12:00-14:00
Listen to a selection of Kipling’s garden and landscape inspired poetry, recited in the place which inspired the writing.