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Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Conservation Talk

Family Bat Walk and Talk

Learn about our native bat species, have a go at being a bat detector and learn how to find bats ahead of International Bat Weekend!

Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages*, bring the whole family to explore our Wetland Nature Reserve in search of bats on Wednesday 22nd August, 7pm – 9pm!

We’ll be joined by our Discovery and Learning Team as well as local bat expert Jools Partridge, who will both share their knowledge about native bats and the threats they face.

Thanks to the generous support of the Natural History Book Service who have supplied us with a range of bat detectors for the evening. With these we hope to not only hear the bats feeding calls but to be able to identify which species of bats we have feeding at our Wetland Nature Reserve*.

*Children (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult throughout the evening. Bats are wild animals so we cannot guarantee that they will be out on the evening of the Family Bat Walk and Talk.

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Wednesday 22nd August, 7pm – 9pm (please arrive at 6.45pm for refreshments)


Windows On The Wild, Himalaya (entrance to Twycross Zoo) – Local bat expert, Jools Partridge will lead us out to the Wetland Nature Reserve as dusk approaches.

Ticket Prices

£5 per person, £3 per student, £3 per TZ member
All tickets must be booked in advance.

NEW Ticket/Meal Combo Prices

£16.95 per person, £14.95 per student, £14.95 per TZ member
The Ticket/Meal Combo includes one Conservation Talk ticket, one main meal and one soft drink from The View Restaurant in Himalaya. This must be booked in advance.

Additional Information

Please be sure you come prepared for the weather on the evening and make sure your footwear is suitable for the natural paths of the Wetland Nature Reserve.

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Inspired By This Event?

Take part in your own bat detecting – check out the kit available at the NHBS here and you may also find the resources available at the International Bat Weekend webpages here.

Coming Up In 2018

Tuesday 25th September – Tracking critically endangered primates in West Africa.

Following a Twycross Zoo funded field work project, Ryan Nolan and ​Adam Welsh (University of Chester) will share their stories of conducting population and habitat surveys for critically endangered primates in West Africa.

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