BSO Bat Safari


As dusk falls, discover some of our country's most elusive nighttime creatures with ranger and bat expert, Pete Bush. Spot and listen to the bats as they emerge from their roosts to commence their nighttime search for food. This is a great opportunity to experience nature at night!

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What to Expect:

A short walk (1- 2miles), on and off site, looking for bats with expert Pete Bush.The walk is suitable for families but be prepared for cool temperatures and some standing around quietly in the search for bats.

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What to Bring:

- Warm clothes for cooler evening temperatures
- A torch or head torch for walking in low light

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Essential Information:

Minimum Age: 6 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Peak District National Park
Student / Instructor Ratio:10:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.