Evening events, Kids, Nature

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Going Batty

Grab the bat detectors and torches – it's European Bat Weekend and we're going on a bat hunt. Ages 8+; all children must be accompanied. Booking is essential.

Glasgow City Council Land Services Daldowie Nursery & Training Centre

Fri 29 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 0927

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Linn Park, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0927

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0927

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Amazing Diversity

Meet experts from the Scottish Wildlife Trust, learn more about Scotland's wildlife and celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 30 Nov

£29.50–£110.75 / 0844 856 0202

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Bat and Moth Night

Learn how to trap moths and use a bat detector. Warm/waterproof clothing and midge repellent are essential; a torch is useful.

RSPB Loch of Strathbeg, Fraserburgh

Fri 5 Sep

£2 (Children £1; Members free) / 01346 532017

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Bat Walk and Night Geocache

Use bat detectors to find bats and other beasties. A geocache is also hiding, waiting to be tagged. Meet at the Barrmill Road Gate.

Spier's School, Beith

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 21:00 – 22:30
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Bat Walk

Join the rangers for this night-time search for bats and other beasties, using special detectors. Meet at the Car Park off Moor Park Road East.

Ardeer Park, Stevenston

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 21:00 – 22:30

Batman and Mothin'

Join the Countryside Rangers using detectors to tune into the bats as they feed at dusk. You might even be able to see the moths they're eating. Yum.

Patterton Train Station Car Park, Newton Mearns

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 577 4053

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Bio Blitz

Help scientists identify, count up and record all the animals on their checklist.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 12 Sep

£10 / 0131 334 9171

Keep your eyes peeled for bats and badgers. Email acox@rzss.org.uk to book.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Brilliant Bats Walk and Talk

It's National Bat Night Learn more about the critters and try your hand at bat detecting. Wear suitable clothes, and bring a torch if possible.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Fri 29 Aug

£3 (£2; Children £1) / 01350 727337

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Family Badger Watch

Take a walk, follow the clues and hopefully you'll end up at the secret badger sett! Booking is essential.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (Children £4) / 01555 665262

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Fright by Lantern Light

Make some lanterns and then head out on a spooky walk around the nature reserve, with refreshments available and a prize for the best costume.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 01555 665262

For ages 6–12.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Sun 26 Oct

£5 / 01555 665262

For ages 6–12.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Halloween in the Glen, Fort William

Bring the whole family to Glen Nevis for a spooky evening of Halloween fun! Prizes for best Fancy Dress and best decorated Pumpkin. Please bring a torch as it will be dark! Suitable for all the family.

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, Fort William

Tue 28 Oct

£8

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Night Safari

Explore the animals and the elements after closing time, with this exciting evening in the wild. Complete with twilight pond dipping, fireside storytelling and the chance to use an underwater camera to explore what lurks beneath the water at dusk. Booking is essential.

London Wetland Centre, SW13

Fri 22 Aug

Over-7s only

£25 per adult + child / 020 8409 4400

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Spooky Saturday

Discover ghouls, ghosts and long-legged beasties on this Halloween walk. Sturdy footwear and torch recommended.

Patterton Train Station Car Park, Newton Mearns

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 577 4053

  • 17:00 – 19:00