Bateman's House and GardenBurwash, East Sussex
Looking for family fun this February half-term? Make your way to Bateman's and follow in the footsteps of the one and only Rudyard Kipling, as he discovers what his Scottie dog has been getting up to around the house and garden! Explore the place that feels as if the family have only just popped out for the day and discover Kipling's Nobel Prize! Did you know, you can also find the National Trust's oldest clock here too?
If you're curious, the volunteer guides are on hand to answer all your burning questions with their wealth of information about not only Bateman's but also the family! You can follow along the trail at your own pace, it's perfect for families with primary school-aged children!
Also, from the 13th - 16th February, author Bridget Greenwood will drop in for story-telling sessions of SuperMax The Thirdhand Hound. Find out what adventures he gets up to!
Then head on out outside and grab a spotter sheet (for free) and see what wildlife you can spot, before taking a stroll to Park Mill. To finish off the day, the kids can explore the natural play area, packed with fun! From swings, a see-saw and climbing frames, to a space to build their very own den and a carved oak tree centrepiece - featuring images of Sussex wildlife. It's a fantastic family February half-term trip!
Other Things To Do
Did you know that Bateman's has 300 beautiful acres of High Weald countryside to explore? It's in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, filled with quaint hedgerows, ponds and woodlands. There's also year-round colour scattered throughout the wildlife, making it a truly stunning adventure to embark on. Try and see if you can spot the bright kingfishers or the elusive barn owls!
Quench your thirst for history and culture at this Jacobean, 17th-century home where you’ll find the Dining Room decorated with embossed leather wall hangings, Kipling's study where he was inspired to write many books, to the Exhibition Room where you can see his Nobel prize.
Food & Drink
Finish up your day of exploration in the Mulberry Tea Room, for a quintessentially English tea and cake - or sandwich! With so many delicious treats and beverages to choose from, you will feel truly spoiled!
Visit the National Trust home today and uncover the beautiful works and echoes of iconic figures in British history. Did you know that Bateman’s House and Garden inspired multiple works of literature? Visit now!
- Previous home to the author of The Jungle Book
- Exciting garden with Grade I listed watermill, Lily pond and farmland
- Fascinating art and textile exhibit
Pricing & Tickets
Under 5s Free
Family (2+2) £30.00
Family (1+3) £18.00
Trails cost £2.00 per person with a small prize
Storytelling sessions and winter spotter sheets are free with normal admission prices
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
Find other attractions similar to Bateman's House and Garden by visiting our attraction tickets section.
Yes, there is parking onsite.