World Book Day - Thurs 1 March; 11am-4pm

It's World Book Day today, so come along and celebrate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Celebrate World Book Day at Bateman's, the family home of Rudyard Kipling. We'll have special books available from the shop for you to buy with your World Book Day token.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.20

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Wheelchair access is possible only to some of the rooms on the ground floor of the house.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 March 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01435 882302

Upcoming events

Guided house tours - Nov, Jan & Feb

Mon 22 Jan 2018
Take a look behind the scenes and discover how we work to conserve the house and collection.

The Kipling Children half-term trail - Sat 10 to Sun 18 Feb 2018; 10am-3pm

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Discover some of the Kipling children's favourite toys on our half-term trail.

World Book Day - Thurs 1 March; 11am-4pm

Thu 01 Mar 2018
It's World Book Day today, so come along and celebrate.

World Book weekend - Sat 3 & Sun 4 March 2017; 11am-4pm

Sat 03 Mar 2018
Following on from World Book Day on 1 March, join us for a weekend of celebration.

Mother's Day; Sunday 11 March 2018, 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Celebrate Mother's Day with your Mum at Bateman's.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt - Fri 30 Mar to Sun 15 Apr; 10am-4pm

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Join in the fun of an Easter egg hunt at Bateman's.