This September we’re inviting you to join us on an exploration into our native bats and their habitat.
Bats are one of the most popular and easily recognisable small mammals in Britain. Here at Knowsley, our vast land space and dense woodland areas offer these amazing creatures a fantastic natural habitat. Despite being so commonly included in pop culture, many people don’t realise the importance of UK bats, which are considered an ‘indicator species’. This means, when their population drop, it’s a sure sign that there is something harmful going on in the environment that is affecting biodiversity, and may ultimately have a negative outcome for people too!
Friday 7th September – SOLD OUT
Thursday 13th September
Friday 14th September – SOLD OUT
7pm – 10pm
What to bring?
This event will be held outdoors for the majority of your visit, so we recommend wearing sensible, flat shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy. Please bring a jacket in case the weather turns during the evening and a torch to light your way along our safari paths!
What’s it all about?
We’ll start this exciting evening by telling you a little about what we might see on this adventure and help you understand why our native bats are so important and just how you’re helping by coming on this event. This will help adults and kids alike make the most out of the evening and understand how and why we monitor bat populations. You’ll then move on into the woodland for a guided walk to investigate the wild bat colonies that call Knowsley Safari home. During this exploration you’ll help us monitor our local bat colonies in the wild, learn about this amazing creature in their natural habitat and experience the safari after sun goes down.
What you need to know
- Start your adventure at Oasis restaurant
- No unaccompanied under 18s
- Pre-booked ticket holders only
- £7.50 ticket price
- For children over 5
- This event is entirely weather dependant, and so could be cancelled in the event of bad weather
This event is only available for a limited number of people so book early to avoid disappointment