Bateman's - National Trust

Bateman's - National Trust
Burwash
Etchingham
East Sussex
TN19 7DS
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

E-mail

batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01435 882 302

Fax

01435 882 811

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The west front and oast house at Bateman's, East Sussex.
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Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling:
* Left just as he left it, reflecting the author's exotic oriental tastes
* Original illustrations for The Jungle Book, drawn by Detmold brothers
* Delightful gardens run down to the River Dudwell and a working water mill
* Kipling's 1928 Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce
* Dog creche

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

27 March-31 October
Mon-Wed Sat-Sun 1100-1630
1 November-26 March Closed

Admission charges

Latest admission prices available on website

Discounts

  • National Trust

Collection details

Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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World War One Weekend

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 10am-5pm *on now

Experience life on the Western Front as John Kipling did. There will be re-enactments throughout the day and an encampment with ammunition store, field ambulance, airplane, mess tent etc. Children can take part in activities and have a go at making a dog tag or cap badge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

The Skinners Team

Skinners at Batemans

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 10am-5pm *on now

Our full team will be presenting the Cavalry of Empire and remount depot display. telling the role of the remount depots in the UK often manned by females, and the role of the troops of the empire, who came to the call of the motherland in her hour of need during the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission price will be confirmed later in 2014 - please contact venue for updated details.

Website

http://www.skinnershorse.co.uk/

Killerton Woods

Summer Garden Tours and Tea

  • 9 August 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 30 August 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 20 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

Join our Head Gardener for a tour of the garden and gain an insight into how Kipling transformed this quiet corner of Sussex into a garden for his family, his writing and a retreat from celebrity. With a cream tea afterwards.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets £10.00. Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Tree Climbing

  • 12 — 13 August 2014 10am-5pm

Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree within Bateman's. They will teach you how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground and if you're feeling brave take the zip wire back down!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£15.50 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl with flowers

Games in the Garden Day

  • 20 August 2014 11am-4pm

The summer fun will see children following the trails around the garden, enjoying family nature walks around the garden and estate, taking part in traditional games and races and flying kites in the meadow.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bateman's from the garden

Games in the Garden Day

  • 20 August 2014 11am-4pm

The summer fun will see children following the trails around the garden, enjoying family nature walks around the garden and estate, taking part in traditional games and races and flying kites in the meadow.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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First World War Commemorative Walk with Poetry Readings

  • 29 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Led by poet Ken Cockburn, the walk will start at 14:00 and end at 15:30 lasting approx 1.5 hours. A pair of poems will be read and, where possible, some poppy seeds scattered and a book installation left as a memory of the event

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking Essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bee on lavender

Nature Photography Workshop

  • 30 August 2014 10am-12:30pm

Come and capture the delights of our gardens. We'll be thinking about: Choosing the best viewpoint for vistas and close-ups - Making the natural light work to your advantage - The 'rule of thirds' or getting the composition right - 'Framing' your snaps and much more. Followed by coffee and cake.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£15.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of apples on tree

Apple Day

  • 26 October 2014 11am-4pm

Fun for all the family with orchard crafts and games to play. Explore our orchard and taste the many varieties of apples we grow. Have a go at making your own apple juice with our homemade apple press.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bateman's

The Great British Walk

  • 27 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Join our estate warden on a two hour walk around the three hundred acre Bateman's estate and learn about the trees of the high weald, their history, common uses and folklore.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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