BatFest launches on International Bat Night and runs throughout September with a range of events and activities exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable animals.

Due to the coronavirus, most events will be online and there is something for everyone: from those who don't know their bats from their birds to bat workers will 20+ years experience and from families who want to learn more about the bats they've noticed in their garden to to researchers and ecological consultants.

You can buy a BatFest multi-ticket and enjoy access to all of BCT's events in one package, book onto an individual event or select our Mix and Match Ticket and build your own package!


BatFest events

BatFest Launch - 6pm Saturday 29 August

  • A live online event exploring the world of bats and celebrating these remarkable creatures

Virtual bat walk - Sunday 30 August

Bats and the Arts - Monday 31 August (Bank holiday)

  • An afternoon using the arts a lens to explore the world of bats includes a talk by Paul Colley - British Wildlife Photographer of the Year

National Bat Conference - Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September

  • 2 days of talks, workshops, panel discussions and networking online

Consultant's Forum - 10am Thursday 10 September

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Conference - Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September

Global Bat Conservation Showcase - Wednesday 23 September

  • An online showcase of bats and conservation projects from across the world

Bat Science Stage - Wednesday 30 September

  • Hosted by BCT, the event will offer lightning talks on different aspects of bat science as well as opportunities for networking

Spotlight - postponed until October, details to follow

  • We shine a Spotlight on the diverse people involved with bats, both professionally and as a volunteer. Join us for our live Q&As to find out more about their bat work.

Book a BatFest Multi-ticket and attend all BCT's events on one package!

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