Spooky Bat Hunt Trails

Join us at the Essex Country Parks for a Spooky Bat Hunt Trail - can you find all of our little bat friends?

Trick or treat? We've got a treat for you this half term to help you get into the Halloween spirit!

Join us at Belhus Woods Country Park, Great Notley Country Park or Weald Country Park for a spooky bat hunt.

Purchase your trail guide from the park cafes (cash and card accepted) for just £2.

Follow the maps and keep your eyes peeled for the trail markers along the way.

Booklet includes map, guided trail and some extra bat-related activities and facts.

Please note the visitor centres and cafes should be open from 10am to 4pm daily and are currently serving a limited menu of hot and cold drinks and snacks to take away.

Happy Halloween!

PS - You might also be interested in our Autumn Scavenger Hunt.

Event details


October 22 - 31, 2022


10:00am - 4:00pm



Who for?

For the whole family

Explore Essex

Search our parks and places to plan your perfect day out

Or explore events and activities

Related events

The World Around Us Exhibition


Jaywick Martello Tower: The World Around Us

In this exhibition Paul Destri and Alison McKinney are exhibiting their nature themed artwork inspired by their wildlife walks. The pieces on show range from wonderous landscapes to detailed animal portraits, all captured in photograph while spending time in nature and lovingly recreated in acrylics, oils, and more.

  • Dates: January 6 - February 25, 2024
  • Venue: Jaywick Martello Tower
  • Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Free