Bats & Pizza Nights

Wild Northumbrian

A feast of food & nature in Northumberland

Rewild your week on a Wild Intrigue Bats & Pizza Night, hosted at the tranquil, rural glamping site Wild Northumbrian. This beautiful spot is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, on the edge of Kielder Forest, beneath the enchanting celestial blanket of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

Upon arriving at the private Swallow Hut you will be greeted by Wild Intrigue, who will escort you to your al fresco dining table for the evening. Don’t let anyone tell you that nights in nature can’t be a tad fancy. Once you’ve grabbed your first bottomless hot or cold drink of the night, the fun begins as Wild Intrigue guide you into making your own stone-baked pizza, with delicious pre-made dough. Which toppings will you choose?

Plates emptied, you will embark on a guided exploration of the crepuscular wildlife on site emerging with the setting sun. Perhaps you’ll hear Tawny Owls calling, Roe Deer barking, or the Blackbird’s bedtime melody.

A cosy campfire will be waiting at the Swallow Hut ready to toast marshmallows, with a hot chocolate of course. As the sun dips, you will set off on a Bat Safari to track down bats emerging from their roosts on the hunt for breakfast. You will be handed a bat detector to help you track down these elusive creatures of the night, picking up their echolocation on route. Through intriguing insights, fascinating facts and some (unashamedly) enthusiastic impressions from your Wild Intrigue guides, you’ll discover just how intriguing these misinterpreted creatures of the night are.

Adult groups (or ages 14+ at parent’s discretion) are best booking onto Bats & Pizza Nights to enjoy a chilled, wild night out.

Families with children should book onto Family Bats & Pizza Nights, tailored to suit you and your little wild ones!

We have a lot of Mini Expeds to choose from, explore them all here!

Prices

Family Bats & Pizza Nights 

Adults £18
Under 18’s £15
Under 5’s £6.00

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Bats & Pizza Nights

Adults £25

Pre-booking is essential for all events.

Location & Dates

2022 Dates

Family & Bats and Pizza

JUNE

 Saturday 25th 

JULY

Friday 22nd | Sunday 24th | Saturday 30th 

AUGUST

Monday 8th | Tuesday 9th | Friday 26th | Saturday 27th

 

Bats & Pizza Nights

JUNE

Friday 24th

JULY

Saturday 23rd | Friday 29th | Sunday 31st

AUGUST

Wednesday 10th | Wednesday 17th | Thursday 18th | Sunday 28th

 

*Moths & Muffin Mornings are also hosted at Wild Northumbrian earlier this day, check them out here

 

Location

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts

Thorneyburn Old Rectory

Hexham, Northumberland

NE48 1NA

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Mini Exped

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Location

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