Just So Christmas storytelling sessions

Come and visit the 'Just So' Christmas house and listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories in the kitchen.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

At the end of your visit to our 'Just So' Christmas event in the house, the family can enjoy listening to some of Kipling's retold animal stories that have inspired our festive decorations. 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.
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
Our storytellers will be in the old kitchen, at the end of your visit to the house. There is space for approximately 20 people per session.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable warm and weatherproof clothing to fully enjoy both the house and winter garden.
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
7 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
8 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
14 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
15 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
19 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
20 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
21 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
22 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
26 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
27 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
28 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
29 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
30 December 2019 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
31 December 2019 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
1 January 2020 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
2 January 2020 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
3 January 2020 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available
4 January 2020 12:00 - 12:20 Available
13:00 - 13:20 Available
14:00 - 14:20 Available
15:00 - 15:20 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'Just So Animals' winter garden trail

Fri 06 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
Get out and about in the garden at Bateman's and discover the hiding places of our 'Just So Animals'.

'Just So' Christmas

Fri 06 Dec 2019
11:00-15:30
Come and see the house decorated for Christmas with a 'Just So' theme.

Christmas lunches

Fri 06 Dec 2019
12:00-14:00
Meet up with family or friends and enjoy a Christmas lunch in our Mulberry tea room.

Just So Christmas storytelling sessions

Sat 07 Dec 2019
12:00-12:20
Come and visit the 'Just So' Christmas house and listen to some of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories in the kitchen.

Twilight opening

Sat 07 Dec 2019
16:00-18:00
Enjoy the decorated house at twilight and get ahead with some Christmas shopping.

Boxing Day Walk

Thu 26 Dec 2019
10:30-12:30
Get out and about this Boxing Day and enjoy a bracing walk around the Bateman's estate followed by a hot drink in our tea room.