'Puck of Pook's Hill' summer garden trail

Get out and about on our summer garden trail inspired by one of Kipling's famous stories

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Set in the surroundings of the Dudwell river, our summer garden trail has been inspired by Kipling's classic tale, Puck of Pook's Hill. Explore and discover the clues, complete the trail and claim your prize at the end.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per trail £2.50
View admission charges
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.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Our summer garden trail will be set in the garden and wider estate. Pick up your trail from our visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing for this outdoor trail.
Accessibility
Most areas of the garden are accessible. There is a steep slope down from visitor reception to the garden level.
Other
Pay & Display car park in operation: NT members, free (scan membership card); non-members £3 per car.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 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

Mon 19 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

Tue 20 Aug 2019
11:30-11:50
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.