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
  • 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
28 April 2018 20:00 - 22:00 Available
8 September 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

History tour

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 24 Mar 2018
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Nordic Walking

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it's a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time.

Great Run Local

Sun 25 Mar 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.

Health Walk

Wed 28 Mar 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 Sewing Group

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.