Free event Family friendly


Go searching for bats and bugs along this family trail every day throughout October half-term.

Set out on our family trail around the gardens in the hunt for the bats and bugs that make Nostell their home. Can you spot the bats hanging from the trees, or a spider hiding under the leaves?

Learn more about these amazing creatures and why they like living here.

Make sure you drop into the Orangery between 11am and 3pm to make your own little bat to take home.

Continue your hunt for bugs in the house and get a close look at some of the creepy pests that cause damage to old houses like Nostell.

Keep your eyes peeled for Wish the Witch who will be whooshing around the trail at intervals throughout the day on Sunday 30 (11:30am – 12:15pm, 1pm – 1:45pm, 2:15pm-3:00pm).

The trail is free for members. Please visit the website for opening times and further information

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QE