Heritage Open Days

Free entry to Bateman's house and gardens on selected dates as part of Heritage Open Days.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

With the bustle of summer over, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the inspiring home and garden of Rudyard Kipling.

12–17 September

Free entry

The basics

Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing suitable for the weather.
Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information. 

Contact Info

Call 01435 882302

Upcoming events

The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

Glorious Garden Summer Trail

Tue 16 Aug 2022
This summer holiday, learn how the food you love grows, from the veg patch to the rose garden straight to your plate.

Mill guides at Park Mill

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Visit the watermill at Bateman’s to be transported to a bygone era.

The Glory of the Garden collection highlights and short films

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Discover garden-themed items from the collection and picture Kipling the writer at Bateman’s.

Storytelling in the garden   

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Immerse yourself in the worlds and characters created by Rudyard Kipling in Bateman’s storytelling sessions for families.

Poetry reading in the garden

Thu 18 Aug 2022
Listen to a selection of Kipling’s garden and landscape inspired poetry, recited in the place which inspired the writing.