Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event to interest you in the listings below. Year round the Bat Conservation Trust, local bat groups as well as conservation and community organisations arrange bat events across the UK from training courses to bat walks for families.

To stay updated on all BCT's upcoming events, sign up to our events mailing list here.

You will soon be able to add your events on our website yourself but for the time being please do email comms@bats.org.uk with details of your event: name of event, date, time and location, who is it aimed for, is it a paid event (if so how much per person), do people need to book (and where), contact details for the organiser for people who have question, website of the event if there is one.

Further information about the Bat Conservation Trust's Training Courses and Conferences & Symposia.

Certificate of Bat Acoustics Analysis - online, available to start now

1st June 2021

“Superb training, with really illuminating illustrations and everything explained in a clear and accessible way.” - Philip Briggs, Monitoring Manager, Bat Conservation Trust

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Scoping surveys for Arborists - online

17th August 2021

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 Adapted for online delivery, this Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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BatFest Virtual Bat Walk

28th August 2021

Have you seen bats near you?

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BatFest Batty Sketch-a-long

1st September 2021

Would you like to learn to draw a bat?

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BatFest Discover your local bats

6th September 2021

Explore the wonderful world of bats!

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Bats for Building Managers, Estate Managers and Project Managers - Online

9th September 2021

Bat awareness is important for anyone who is responsible for buildings and their renovation/development/maintenance/design, including builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers.

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BatFest Bats and Moths Evening

16th September 2021

Discover more about our native bats and moths

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BatFest Wildlife Gardening Show & Tell

22nd September 2021

Rewilding our gardens and local green spaces.

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BatFest Bat Care for Non-Bat Carers

28th September 2021

Ideal for ecologists, vets and vet nurses and anyone who might come across a bat unexpectedly.

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BatFest Batty Awards for Achievement and Talent

30th September 2021

Celebrating a variety of batty achievements and talents!

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Secondary Roost Surveys for Arborists

11th October 2021

This in-person course follows on from our Scoping surveys for arborists course and teaches participants how to undertake a secondary roost survey including use of an endoscope. You will explore in more depth the practical skills needed in the field, the methods that can be used to rule out the potential of features as suitable bat roosts, learn the appropriate use of endoscopes and be given guidance on what can and cannot be done without a bat licence.

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British bats, their ecology and conservation - 6 session course

14th October 2021

Online course with 6 live, weekly workshops lasting 60 minutes online with opportunities to interact with the tutors on Zoom and ask your questions. Recordings of each session will be available afterwards for 1 month. You can book individual sessions if you are particularly interested in one or two topics, or book all six for a full overview of British bats.

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National Bat Conference 2021

29th October 2021

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar - a weekend of exciting talks, workshops and networking. The conference is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

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Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife impacts

4th April 2022

Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes

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