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Wildlife & Nature Event, from 17 Aug 2018


Bat & Barn Owl Evening

Bat & Barn Owl Evening


Explore the reserve at dusk with a warden to get closer to our nocturnal wildlife.

Hundreds of species use our wetlands under the cover of darkness and you can meet some of them with us.

Barn owls hunt in the vast openess of the Fen landscape, after sunset we will watch for the first individuals coming out to hunt over the wet grasslands.

Eight species of bat use our reserve to hunt for their insect prey, we will use bat detecotrs to listen to their calls and watch as they fly overhead at dusk.

We will put out light and scent stations to attract a range of moth species and be able to show you that moths are just as colourful as butterflies - if not more!

Book in advance by calling 01353 860711 or email

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Sep 2018 19:30 to 22:00


£12 per adult, £5 per child. Booking essential.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 25 Jul - Wed 5 Sep Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
Sat 8 Sep Bat & Barn Owl Evening
Sat 15 Sep Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Sat 6 Oct Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 10 Mar Swan feeds
Thu 1 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Floodlit swan feeds


WWT Welney Wetland Centre

01353 860711


Hundred Foot Bank,
PE14 9TN


See location of WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 546944  Lat: 52.52587 Long: 0.27784

By Road:
WWT Welney Wetland Centre is 12 miles north of Ely, 26 miles north of Cambridge and 33 miles east of Peterborough. It is 2 miles south of Welney village - turning off the A1101 at the New Bedford Suspension Bridge, signed Ten Mile Bank. Occasionally the A1101 is flooded between Welney village and the Suspension Bridge - and is closed to cars. Under such circumstances, access to WWT Welney Wetland Centre is always possible from Ely or Downham Market, off the A10.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality