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Batfest 2015

29th and 30th August 12-5pm

Bat Conservation Trust have joined up with the Natural History Museum yet again to host Batfest. A hugely popular weekend to celebrate International Bat Weekend.

Based in the NHM's beautiful Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre, this family weekend is an ideal day out with a range of fun filled activities covering aspects of bat anatomy, habitats and feeding habits, including...


  • Bat Hat
  • Bat Mask
  • Finger Puppet

Face Painting

Choose a bat design or allow our facepainters to create a unique batty design on your face!

Build your own

Insect Hotel Use recyclable material to create an ideal environment for the insects most loved by bats!

Making bats from nature

Including 'leaf bats' made using materials found in the garden.

Flower Pots

An opportunity to decorate and plant your own insect friendly plants to encourage bat food in your garden or outdoor area.

Bat Trail Pond Dipping
Biggles the bat Encouraging Bats

Sussex Bat Hospital

One of our most popular attractions! Learn about the work of Jenny the bat carer a.k.a. 'BatLady' who will bring her bat lodgers in for the day. These bats have been previously injured but sadly cannot be released into the wild. However, they live a comfortable life with Jenny who caters to all of their batty needs.

Gardening for Bats/ Pond Dipping

Learn all about the different array of plants and flowers located aroud the pond that encourage bat food, with the chance to take part in pond dipping.

Bat Box Building

Make a wooden box ideal for bats to roost in and make their home. These can be taken home with you to attract bats in your area, or donated to the wildlife garden.

Meet the Bat Conservation Trust

Meet the team from BCT throughout the day and at our stand which also includes refreshments and bat cakes!

...and much much more!

We look forward to seeing you there.

We are always in need of volunteers to man the stand at our events and provide batty information. If you're available to help out please contact Andreia: 020 7820 7181/

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