Bat Walk

Explore Gibside after sunset, looking for and learning about the bats that live within our historic buildings.

  • Booking essential

After dark Gibside becomes the playground of thousands of bats as they emerge to feed. Armed with bat detectors, join our resident bat experts for a unique opportunity to learn about Britain's only winged mammal. Tea and cake included.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01207 541820
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Bring a torch, wrap up warm and wear suitable walking shoes.
The bat walk will cover a range of terrains, some uneven and possibly muddy.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 September 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Great Run Local

Sun 19 Aug 2018
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.

The orangery urns by Andrew Burton

Sun 19 Aug 2018
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor's second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes' original orangery.

Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran

Sun 19 Aug 2018
Delve into Gibside's past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.

Summer Holidays

Sun 19 Aug 2018
Venture on our nature explorer trail every day of the summer holidays. Plus, each week there will be a different activity to try which will help you get close to nature at Gibside.

Health Walk

Wed 22 Aug 2018
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.

Gibside summer nights

Fri 24 Aug 2018
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we're opening the whole estate until late.