Petworth Park Family Bat Walk

Families on an evening bat walk

Enjoy an evening in the cool summer evening air on a walk around Petworth Park learning about the various bat species that call Petworth their home.

Sussex is a county rich in bats, in fact all 17 of the UK's native bat species can be found in the county, with 14 found in the Petworth Estate including Brandt's bats, Daubenton's bats and rare Bechstein's bats.

Each species prefers a different habitat from those that like to live close to water for hunting, those that like lightly wooded areas and those that like heavy tree cover. Petworth Park then with its ancient trees and ponds is the perfect place for bats.

A daubenton's bat - one of the many you'll find out about on the bat walk around Petworth
A Daubenton's bat

Grab your torch and follow Crispin Scott, the National Trust’s Wildlife and Countryside Adviser and find out all about the different species of bat at Petworth, what makes the park such a good home for them and what makes each species different.

This event begins at 9pm and finishes at 11pm and is suitable for children 5 and over. Prices are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for families and booking is essential either online or by calling 0344 249 1895.

Please meet at the main visitor car park, open from 8.30pm, sign posted 'Petworth House', lavatories will be available but no refreshments will be provided and do dress for the evening.