Events & exhibitions

Bat box making

1st Nov 2020 11:00 - 16:00

Bat box making | Halloween | Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire

bat box making

Join a member of the Exbury team at this fun and educational workshop specially designed for socially distanced family groups. Turn a collection of pre-cut wooden pieces into a cosy nesting place to take home and hang in your garden. We’ll lend you the tools you need and give you some tips along the way as you put the bat box together. We’ll also provide some useful information on bats.


Under cover by the Visitor Entrance. Ask a member of staff for directions when you arrive.


There are four sessions to choose from (availability in green):

11:00 Fully booked
12:30 1 family group
14:00 1 family groups
15:15 3 family groups

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes.


£6 per bat box, in addition to gardens admission or Friends of Exbury annual membership. Please call 02380 891203 to book your place.

Throughout October half term, day gardens admission and Friends of Exbury arrival time slots must be booked online and unfortunately cannot be booked over the phone. Click the button below to book your time slot.

Click to book gardens admission or friends of Exbury time slot


Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Bat box making safety measures
  • Limited number of family groups in each session.

  • Groups socially distanced with roving hosts who can supervise and offer assistance whilst remaining 2 metres away.

  • Bat box kits made on site and stored for more than 72 hours prior to use.

  • All tools and work stations sanitised before and after each group.

‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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