Just So Storytelling

Come and listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories in our storytelling tent.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring the family to enjoy listening to some of Kipling's retold animal stories. The 'Just So Stories' are a collection of short stories explaining how various animals got their distinguishing features. These fun rhyming tales engage all ages but are perfect for younger children. Stories last up to 20 minutes.

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 £12.70 £11.50
Child £6.35 £5.75
Family £31.75 £28.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.45

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...

Car Parking charges:  Non-members: £3 per car.  NT Members: Free parking.

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches: Free.  Unbooked coaches: £50 charge.

The basics

Suitability
Children are particularly welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the storytelling tent in our event field close to the tea room.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothes for this outdoor activity.
Accessibility
Wheelchair access is possible to this event.
Other
Pay & Display car park: NT members, free. Non-members, £3 per car.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
18 August 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
20 August 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
21 August 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
30 August 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
31 August 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available
1 September 2019 11:30 - 11:50 Available
12:30 - 12:50 Available
13:30 - 13:50 Available
14:30 - 14:50 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'Puck of Pook's Hill' summer garden trail

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Get out and about on our summer garden trail inspired by one of Kipling's famous stories

Just So Storytelling

Sat 17 Aug 2019
13:30-13:50
Come and listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories in our storytelling tent.

Verse to music

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:30-11:50
Come along and listen to some Kipling verse set to music

Poetry readings in the garden

Sat 24 Aug 2019
11:30-11:50
Come along and listen to some Kipling poetry readings in the garden of Kipling's family home.

Children's puppet making drop-ins

Tue 27 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Create your own simple puppets inspired by Kipling's animal and fairytale characters.

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' exhibition

Sat 07 Sep 2019
11:00-16:30
Get up close to the art work from Judith Kerr's much-loved children's book, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' at Bateman's.