Here are some suggestions for all sorts of activities relating to bats you can do indoors (some you can do outdoors if the weather is suitable!) Fun for all ages!

Indoor bat activities
  • Beautiful bat books - Meet the authors

Hear from the authors of beautiful bat books, learn their tips and undertake writing and drawing challenges. Try out this free new resource on our e-learning platform learn.bats - combining videos with opportunities to develop your writing and drawing skills

  • Summer Bingo - Bats and More - a fun bingo card of activities for you to try this summer. Can you do them all and get a "full-roost"?
Indoor bat activities


  • Flapping bat - craft yourself a flapping bat with our easy-to-follow instructions and template


Indoor bat activities
  • Long-eared bat finger puppet - use our template or draw your own bat and follow our guidelines to make your own finger puppet
Indoor bat activities
  • Origami bat - can you turn a square of paper into a bat?
  • Draw or paint a bat - use your artistic skills to draw or paint a bat. We have tips to guide you if you need or let your creativity fly!
Indoor bat activities
  • Needle felt bat - may require adult supervision for children new to needle felting
  • Do some batty baking - whether making something bat-shaped like biscuits, or incorporating ingredients from bat-pollinated plants, there are lots of ways to do some baking on a bat-theme

  • Write a story or poem about bats - you might find some inspiration from our Batty Laureate winners or want to enter your own writing for the competition

Brain challenges

  • Work out your wingspan - if you were a bat how big would your wings be?
  • Bats are like... - imagine what a real live bat feels, looks and sounds like
  • True or False - a quiz (with notes to help the Quiz leader)
Indoor bat activities

Dressing up

  • Bat hat - surround yourself with flapping bats by creating our fun bat hat
  • Bat costume - for Halloween or any other day you fancy dressing up as a bat!
  • Bat masks - make a mask of one of your favourite bat species. Choose from a pipistrelle, long-eared bat or Daubenton's bat mask