Let's get batty at Slindon

Slindon, West Sussex
Grey long eared bat
The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
Grey long eared bat The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex

At-a-glance details

  • Dates31 July 2020 to 3 August 2020
  • Holiday typeShort break
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Special interest, Survey, Coast and countryside
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code20BSP178
  • AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse

About Let's get batty at Slindon

Get batty as you get up close and personal with the winged wonders.

Like bats, this holiday has a largely nocturnal schedule: the working day will start in the afternoon with classroom sessions and practical tasks, and then you’ll work until around midnight to get up  close and personal with these winged wonders. The  rest of the day can be spent recovering and exploring  the beautiful local countryside. With the direction of  local experts you’ll be surveying bats emerging from  Trust buildings and walking transect routes of around  2 hours a night on steep and uneven downland on the  Slindon Estate. A good level of fitness is required and  some bat-detector experience is desirable although  prior knowledge is not essential.  

About the accommodation

Slindon Bunkhouse is a converted stable block on the 1,400-hectare estate at Slindon between Arundel and Chichester. The estate is typical of the South Downs with rolling hills and farmland set against a background of woodland and hedges. In addition to that it has an ancient deer park and various archaeological sites. The bunkhouse has a recently refurbished kitchen and seating area with sofas.

Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine.

Bedding: Only mattress cover provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: walking shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, your own ear phones and bat detector if you would like to bring it along.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm 
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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