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Batfest 2016

26th - 28th August 

This year the Bat Conservation Trust have joined up with the London Wildlife Trust in a new and exciting collaboration to host BatFest; A hugely popular weekend to celebrate International Bat Weekend.

The Woodberry Wetlands is this year's chosen location. This site is a haven for wildlife and people in Hackney: 17 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes, always free and accessible to everyone. Bats most likely to be spotted at Woodberry Wetlands are pipistrelles (all 3 species), noctule, Leisler's bat, Natterer's bat and brown long-eared bat.

Some activities will include:

Throughout the weekend:

The Bats of Britain: Photography Exhibition

Friday 26th – Sunday 27th August - FREE entry

The Bats of Britain Photography Exhibition curated by Penny Dixie in partnership with Bat Conservation Trust. More information HERE.


Saturday, 27th August


Bats Illustration and Exhibition Workshop

Saturday 27th August, 2:30PM – 6:00PM

Tickets: £20.00 (workshop only) / £30.00 (workshop + evening events) – Advance Booking Only (click HERE to book)

Discover the wonderful world of bats through drawing and create a colony at BatFest 2016.

Talks from a range of bat experts

Guided Bat Walk

6:00PM -11:00PM

Tickets: £15.00 ( evening events and bat walk) – Advance Booking Only (click HERE to book)

The Wild Bats of Woodberry guided walks throughout the reserve led by Huma Pearce, Cindy Blaney and Caroline Nash.


Sunday, 28th August

BatFest Family Fun Day

FREE entry

Story telling (special guest: Angela Mills, author of Bobby the brown long-eared bat)

Bat face & tattoo painting

Batty crafts

Lots of other games and activities! Keep an eye on this website for more.

Bat Trail Pond Dipping
Biggles the bat Encouraging Bats 


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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