Go Bats!

Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.

Go Bats!

About Go Bats!

21st August 2020
28th August 2020
8pm - 10pm
Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh East EH8 8HG
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In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. All planned public events will also be postponed until further notice – full details of these can be found on our Events page in the coming days: historicenvironment.scot/whats-on.

Join us for an informative chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.

Bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips and a torch if you have one.

The event is at night so visibility will be reduce and routes will involve slopes, uneven ground.

Booking essential

£6.00 Adult (16-59yrs)
£5.00 Concession (60yrs+)
£4.00 Child (5-15yrs)
Under 5s go free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

Additional Dates: 28 August 2020

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Go Bats! are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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