Woodchester Bat Experiences

Woodchester Bat Experiences offer visitors with an interest in natural history an exceptional opportunity to see the Mansion and observe our bats.

First there will be a guided tour of the Mansion. Visitors will then go to the bat observatory to see the bats in the roost above via the high definition monitors. This is accompanied by a talk about the bats and bat studies at Woodchester. As it is a maternity roost, at this time of year many of the bats will be mothers with a baby bat clinging to them.

As dusk falls, visitors move into the Mansion to see the bats flying through the corridors and Gothic chapel, and then going outside to forage. Each participant can use a hand held bat detector to track the movement of the bats.

Please note that our minibus will not be available for the Bat Experiences. As it will be dark at the end of the evening, visitors should remember to bring a torch for the walk back to the car park. Please wear warm clothes and sensible shoes – floors at the rear of the Mansion are uneven.

We have Bat Experiences planned for the following dates this year:

17th May, 31st May       17th May – 3 spaces left!

28th June

12th July, 26th July

16th August

The cost is £30pp, bookings are now being taken. Please e-mail the office: info@woodchestermansion.org.uk

The start time depends on the date, as the bats fly out to forage at sunset. You will be notified when you book.

2024 Open Day Season

We are open 11am - 5pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from Friday 29th March to Sunday 3rd November.

Telephone 01453 861541

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