Join UK Active Outdoors' stand-up paddle boarding sessions at dusk on the Bristol Avon to see some of its local Bats and elusive wildlife. £10 of each ticket booked is very kindly donated to Bat Conservation Trust! You will paddle from their slipway to a few areas to see a range of bats. As the light fades, watch these amazing creatures glide inches above the waters surface. Listen to them communicate and hunt on our bat detectors while you immerse yourselves in to their world.

For paddlers who have passed their ready to ride or equivalent. You need to be able to paddle to a reasonable standard for this trip.

Click here for more information and to book!

Please note: Rain can cancel this event as the Bats will not come out. In this instance we would either offer a full refund or reschedule for another date.

As the temperature can dip a few degrees as the sun sets we would suggest a coat and hat to this session.

COVID-19 Update: Please note our toilets and changing rooms are not open for customers at present. We are also not able to lend customers wetsuits as we did before. Thank you for your understanding and patience, its very much appreciated.

Arriving on site:

Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your session.

As you enter the Avon Valley Park go into the car park and park up. Please head to Avon Valley reception entrance where our instructors will meet you.

What to bring

  1. Swimwear, Shorts/Boardies
  2. Old trainers/water boots
  3. Towel
  4. Glasses strap if needed
  5. Wetsuit if owned as will fit better, if not we will have them onsite.
  6. Water or drink
  7. Coat and warm hat

All other equipment will be supplied.


  1. Completed ready to ride or equivalent.
  2. Under 18's accompanied by an adult on the water.
  3. Children over the age of 12.
  4. Able to swim 25 metres.


  1. Introduction
  2. Easy paddle
  3. Watch Bats
  4. Listen to bats
  5. Surroundings/Wildlife
Start Date/Time Friday 22nd July 2022 at 8:00pm
End Date/Time Friday 22nd July 2022 at 10:30pm
Cost £40
Book here!

South West England

Organiser UK Active Outdoors