Bats in TV series
Name Unknown
Species Bats
Gender Male/Female
Status Alive
Mate Each other
Offspring Unknown
First Book Appearance Unknown
First TV Appearance Out and About
Voiced by Rupert Farley

Ron Moody

Sally Grace (Chief Bat)
Stacy Jefferson (Deputy Chief)

The Bats appear in the books and the TV series. In the books, they are encountered by Tawny Owl in the belfry of the church as he retraces the route taken by the Farthing Wood animals on their original journey to White Deer Park. In the TV series, they are encountered by Owl in the belfry of the church tower as she searches for a mate.


The bats return to the belfry at dawn only to find Tawny Owl roosting inside. They take exception to his presence in the belfry as they see him as a threat to them and they fly around his head as he tries to sleep. Tawny Owl tries to reason with them but they do not listen and continue to fly around telling him to leave their belfry. He also tries to chase them but they prove too quick for him and he is forced to perch inside the belfry again. He finally tells them that he is the Farthing Wood Owl and that he can extend the oath to them to assure their safety. The bats do not understand what this means and silently try to puzzle it out, which finally allows Tawny Owl to sleep. At dusk Tawny Owl awakes to see all the bats sleeping around him and he flies away from the church.

Appearances Edit

TV series

Major Characters
Main Characters
FoxVixenRangerCharmerPluckyWhisperTawny OwlAdderWeaselMeasleyBoldBadgerMoleToadKestrelWhistlerMossyShadowHurkelDash
Major Secondary Characters
The WardenSpeedyRolloThe Great StagSinuousFriendlyHollyCleoFido
ScarfaceLady BlueBullyBratSpikeTrey
Characters from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins
Main Characters
Stout FoxStout VixenLong-WhiskersLean FoxLean VixenSly Stoat
Major Secondary Characters
Lightning WeaselSleek OtterLame OtterQuick WeaselWily StoatSage Hedgehog
Slow OtterSmooth Otter
Minor Characters
Kindly BadgerJayNervous SquirrelYoung BadgerOtter CubsFarthing Wood OttersUnnamed fox cubOwl
Minor characters from the book series
The Animals of Farthing Wood
Barn OwlBetsy GriggsCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterJackLeveretLizardMrs HareMrs PheasantMrs VolePheasantPikeRabbitRooksSquirrelShrikeTom GriggsVole
In the Grip of Winter
Edible FrogsGinger CatPaddockPoachersStoat
Fox's Feud
BlazeDreamerMirthfulRanger's cousinRusset
The Fox Cub Bold
The Siege of White Deer Park
HuskyPaceRustyThe BeastTrip
In the Path of the Storm
Battle for the Park
Minor characters from the TV series
Series 1
Baby FieldmiceBaby NewtBaby RabbitsBarn OwlBetsy GriggsBrunoCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterMrs FieldmouseMrs HedgehogMrs HareMrs NewtMrs PheasantMrs RabbitMrs ShrewMrs SquirrelMrs VoleNewtPheasantPikeRabbitRooksShrewShrikeSquirrelThrushTomTom GriggsVole
Series 2
BounderCatCrowDreamerEdible FrogsLeveretMatelessPaddockPoachersRanger's sisterRed SquirrelsStoat
Series 3
HareBatsButchColonel DonkFarmyard PigFarthinghurst OwlFarthinghurst RookJeffLairdMoth-Eaten RookNatPigletRobinScraggSheepSootyTerrapinsWild BoarWildcatsWoodpecker