Build yourself a bat detector (16+) - 11 June & 23 July, 2pm-5pm

Take part in our workshop to build your own basic bat detector to take away and use to hear the ultrasonic calls of bats. Includes bat detector kit, use of tools and a free ticket to the bat walk taking place later the same evening.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Most sounds that bats make are ultrasonic, which means that they are calling too high for humans to hear.

A bat detector is an electronic device that converts the sound to a lower frequency that you can hear. In this guided workshop for adults you will be provided with a bat detector kit and given assistance to put it together to make your own basic bat detector.

You are also welcome to join us on the evening bat walk to try it out for the first time!

Suitable for 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (only charged if also making a bat detector).

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £45.00
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Morden Hall Park

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for those aged 16+
Meeting point
Please meet at the Snuff Mill building. We are expecting this event to take place outside in the park.
What to bring and wear
As this workshop involves close focusing on putting wiring together, please remember your reading glasses if you wear them. You also need to be dressed to be outside for the duration of the event.
Accessibility
This event is accessible to wheelchair users.
Other
Suitable for those aged 16+ but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (only charged if also making a bat detector). Please be aware that this activity involves putting together basic electronics including the use of a hot soldering iron. Don't worry if you have not done this before as our workshop leaders will guide you through the process.

Contact Info

Name
Children & Young People Hub - Morden Hall Park
Email
mordenhallparkcyp@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8545 6853

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