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Ouseburn Bat Safari

Discover Ouseburn’s night life!

Join Wild Intrigue on an urban wildlife safari to discover the intriguing night-life of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s lush Ouseburn Valley.

Setting off at sunset with bat detectors in hand, Wild Intrigue will guide you on a journey to track bats down as they emerge from their roosts for ‘breakfast’. Bat detectors bring a whole new level to spying on these elusive mammals, allowing you to eavesdrop on their ultrasound clicks, slaps and pops as they hunt and communicate with each other.

These amazing mammals have cruised our skies for tens of millions of years – way before the first humans took their first steps. So join us to find out all about the bizarre anatomy and curious ecology of some of our longest-evolved mammals, right here in the city.

Profits from our 2024 Ouseburn Bat Safaris will be put into our new community rewilding project, Wild Ouseburn.

There are plenty of wild encounters to enjoy in northern England, explore our full collection here.



Adults £15

Under 18’s £12

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Pre-booking is essential.

Location & Dates

2024 DATES

Friday 17th May

Friday 31st May

Friday 28th June

Saturday 13th July (Ouseburn Festival)

Sunday 14th July (Ouseburn Festival)



Spiller’s Car Park (by the Cycle Hub)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU


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Mini Exped

This urban bat safari will introduce you to Ouseburn's nocturnal residents, showing how people and wildlife can thrive together in the city. You will have use of a bat detector to eavesdrop on the bats, and your Wild Intrigue guide will share fascinating insights into these often-misunderstood animals on route.

Who knows what other urban wildlife will be emerging as the sun sets...


This urban wildlife experience is based in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and starts at:

Spiller's Car Park (by the Cycle Hub), Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU

More details on meeting your Wild Intrigue guides on the night will be shared upon booking.

Accommodation Tips

Accommodation is not provided on Mini Expeds, however there are a variety of great accommodation providers in and around Newcastle.

Get in touch with Wild Intrigue to explore accommodation options.

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