This informative walk will begin in our handcrafted roundhouse as your guides offer introduction to the characteristics of the different bat species who make their home here.
You will then explore the arboretum on a leisurely paced walk, armed with bat detectors so you can ‘hear’ and track any bat activity. By September bats have finished raising their young and are starting to think about mating. Many of our bat species also start travelling to swarming sites (areas where lots of bats from a wide meet up to mate) at this time of year, making it a great time to head outside in search of them!
After the walk we will gather around the fire for hot beverages before departing.
There are limited numbers available, so please do book early to avoid disappointment!
Perfect for beginners!
We think this event might be most suited for those age 10+. However you know your child best, if you think they’re able to be calm and quiet during the walk then they’re welcome to join at any age.
For this introductory workshop we’re offering tickets at a discounted price, just £8.50 for adults, and £6.50 for concessions.
We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture (such as benches and camping chairs) around the Roundhouse so do feel free to bring additional items for your comfort. This is a non-catered workshop so you will need to bring along any drinking water, food and snacks you may desire. Hot drinks will be provided, please bring a keep cup to help us be green!
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