Go Batty for Bats - Halloween Trail at Sutton Courtenay, Monday 25th October

Daubenton's bat on dark background

Daubenton's bat by Dale Sutton/2020vision

Go Batty for Bats - Halloween Trail at Sutton Courtenay, Monday 25th October

Location: Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX14 4TE
Join us for a spooky Halloween-themed trail through our nature reserve. We recommend this trail is suitable for children ages 4-11.

Event details


10:00am - 2:00pm
A static map of Go Batty for Bats - Halloween Trail at Sutton Courtenay, Monday 25th October

About the event

There's a vampire living at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre... but don't worry - he won't bite! Follow the trail and learn about some of his 'batty' friends who live on the nature reserve. 

Stretch your legs this half term and explore our beautiful nature reserve at one of the most picturesque times of year. This trail takes you on a circular route where you will become a bat expert and learn about these fascinating creatures.

This self-guided trail follows a signposted route through our woods and meadows. The trail takes 1-1.5 hours to complete depending on dwell time at each panel. Event times are advertised as 10am-2pm – you may stop by at any point between these times to complete your trail (but pre-booking for the day is essential, see terms & conditions). Please note that most of the trail follows unsurfaced paths so may not be suitable for buggies or wheelchairs following periods of heavy rain. There are outdoor tables available should you wish to stay for a picnic lunch. All children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Please book free adult tickets for all accompanying adults.

Useful info:

-The toilets and baby change will be open however there will not be access to any other areas of the education centre including classrooms.
-Each booked child will receive a handout which features activities and shows the trail route.  You will be able to collect your event handout when you check in with a member of our team.
-Sorry, dogs are not allowed on our nature reserve.

By booking this session you agree to the following Terms & Conditions:

If you or a member of your household is showing ANY flu like signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate, please do not attend the event.

Tickets are limited each day to control visitor numbers onsite. The nature reserve is a closed site not normally open to the public so pre-booking is essential. Sorry, we are unable to offer walk-in tickets on the day. 

All participants will be required to use an alcohol sanitising hand gel or wash their hands with soap and water on arrival.



£3 per child, adults free

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Many unsurfaced paths which may be unsuitable for buggies, wheelchairs or mobility vehicles, particularly after periods of rain. Please get in touch with the education centre to discuss any mobility concerns. 

What to bring

Please dress for the weather and bring footwear suitable for exploring the nature reserve, which may be wet and muddy at times. Festive outfits/accessories are encouraged!

Parking information

Parking is limited, please reduce the number of vehicles you bring and park between the line markers.


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking

Contact us

SCEEC Education Team
Contact number: 01235 862024
Contact email: sceec@bbowt.org.uk