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Kipling’s Scottie dog trail

Malarkey returns! Can you find out what mischief Malarkey the dog has been up to?

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling as he discovers what his Scottie dog has been getting up to around the house and garden. Follow the trail at your own pace – suitable for families with primary school aged children.

£2 per trail, with a small prize.

5 October – 3 November

10am–4.30pm

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Prices

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£2.00
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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for families with primary school aged children.

Meeting point

Pick up a trail sheet at visitor reception.

What to bring and wear

Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather.

Accessibility

This trail takes place throughout the garden and into the ground floor of the house. It includes paths with steps, slopes and varying surfaces. Please see the access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.

Other

Your own pet pooch is welcome to join you on a lead throughout the garden. A few stops along the trail are located inside the house, so we ask that one of your group remain outside with your dog for this section.

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