Bateman's guest book trail

Discover some of the famous guests who have visited Bateman's over the years with our half-term garden trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Over the years since Rudyard Kipling bought the house in 1902 to the present day, Bateman's has seen a number of fascinating guests pass through its doors. This February half term wrap up warm and come to discover just who has visited us as you search for clues around the garden. Once you've completed your guest list you can claim your prize.

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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Trails will be available from visitor reception on arrival.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear or wellies for this outdoor trail.
Accessibility
There are some level changes in the garden with steps. Slopes beside the steps may not be able to be used for access at this time of the year.
Other
Car parking charges apply: NT members, free. Non-NT members, £3 per car, payable at Pay & Display machines.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 February 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
25 February 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
26 February 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 February 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 February 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
1 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
2 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
3 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
4 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
5 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
6 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
7 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
8 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
9 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
10 March 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Bateman's guest book trail

Sun 24 Feb 2019
10:00-15:00
Discover some of the famous guests who have visited Bateman's over the years with our half-term garden trail.

Lecture lunch - Kipling on film

Tue 26 Feb 2019
10:30-14:00
Join us to discover more about films that have featured Kipling's work.

World Book Weekend

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Join us this weekend as we celebrate World Book Day.

Mother's Day craft weekend

Sat 30 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Celebrate with your Mum this weekend with our special craft activity for Mother's Day.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Join in the fun of an Easter egg hunt at Bateman's

Spring nature trail

Tue 23 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Enjoy spending some time outdoors discovering more about the nature around us.