Bat walk at Bodiam Castle
Head out around the castle parkland at sunset to try out a bat detector and learn more about this extraordinary nocturnal flying mammal’s world.
- Booking essential
Begin the evening by joining our ranger for a bat talk in the tea-room and hear why Bodiam is a brilliant place for bats. Then head out around the castle parkland at sunset to learn more about the species of bat found around Bodiam Castle. There will be the chance to use three different types of bat detector to get an audible glimpse into this extraordinary nocturnal flying mammal’s world.
The event is led by the Bodiam Castle Ranger Lucy Sedgwick, as part of International Bat Night. Along the walk Lucy will highlight the special castle Gatehouse Tower, which is a maternity roost for Daubenton’s and Natterer’s bats. There will be the chance to win some batty prizes along the way!
Please bring a torch. There will be the opportunity to get refreshments as well as have a browse of the shop.
Saturday 27 August 6.30–9.30pm
Event ticket prices
- Family (1 + 2) £20.00
- Family (2 + 2) £30.00
- Booking details
- Call 0344 249 1895
- Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ accompanied by an adult.
- Meeting point
- Meet at the main car park/Wharf Tea-room.
- What to bring and wear
- This is an outdoor event so please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy footwear. Bring a torch, preferably a red one.
- There are step free, gravel paths with some slopes from the car park to the castle and around the moat. Accessible toilets by the car park and tea-room. Further information is available on the facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle