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RSPB Saltholme

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth a trip

This is a great place to come for a half a day trip. The children’s play area is excellent. Loads... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellehcim23
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Great Place to Visit

The area is absolutely full of such a huge range of wildlife! There are shorter and longer walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aisha L
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“pond dipping”(44 reviews)
“bird watching”(20 reviews)
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At Saltholme, you'll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the middle of the Tees Valley's heavy industry.Surprising, isn't it? But this is a brilliant place for wildlife – and for you! Come and explore the state- of-the-art visitor...more
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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
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All reviews the reserve pond dipping bird watching main building bird life industrial area cafe upstairs gave us a map lake walk mad hatters tea party all ages great place to visit lovely cafe well worth a visit nice play area an oasis regular visitors
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to come for a half a day trip. The children’s play area is excellent. Loads for kids under 10 to do there. We saw a lot of wildlife too which the kids loved. Really good value.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ellehcim23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The area is absolutely full of such a huge range of wildlife! There are shorter and longer walking routes you can do and the cafe has a beautiful view over the lake.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aisha L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful little place to visit. We came members last month as wanted more oalce to visit and lot sof walking this was it. Gorgeous view over Middlesbrough yes you can see factories but still really pretty. Really lovely staff very welcomed. Lovely cafe...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank laurachar21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took an impromptu visit to RSPB Saltholme. Pros: + Free (when we went) + Long eared owls and marsh harriers (when we went) + Friendly staff + Nice cafe + Shop Cons: - Not as much variety of scenery as other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Staff/ volunteers are excellent Cafe great for me as a vegan Great paths.. and a signposted ‘off-road ‘ one I loved it .. I’m sure you will do too ..

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClaireBarber
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Used the free admission voucher in Primary Times. Great walk around. The lake, Welly wash, water play, sculptures and bird hides kept the children entertained as they walked around. Then the kids were entertained in the park too. Hope the maze will reopen again soon,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Love this place, went whilst on holiday with a 3,5 & 13 year old and we all had a ball, you couldn't not have a great time. Great value day out, the only down fall was the cafe, was very limited & really expensive. There...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Happened upon this bird reserve by accident. Thought we'd spend an hour or so - ended up staying over 3 hours! Watched a huge variety of birds from the excellent hides around the site including egrets and a sparrowhawk. Also spotted a fox. Goldfinches, greenfinch,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hunroo
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We had a great visit with friends and young children. Great outdoors activity and staff are very friendly play area and outdoor space is great for the kids definitely worth a visit and great value for money.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liane N
CraigM3094, Visitor Expererience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review, we're glad you had a great visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed April 1, 2019

The visitor centre is modern and impressive, the paths round the lakes are user-friendly and the bird hides are good too. It's suitable for all ages and one could spend hours here. And just down the road you can see seals!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank L5162TIhelen
CraigM3094, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review. Many of our visitors spend many hours enjoying the reserve and the seals are always popular.

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Ruth M
May 19, 2019|
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Response from CraigM3094 | Property representative |
Hi there is space for a motorhome in the car park although only during out opening hours 9.30-5.00 in the summer and 9.30-4.00 in the winter, as outside of those hours the site is locked. Dogs are allowed into the carpark... More
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Wanderer30937380990
December 29, 2018|
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Response from craigmcneil | Property representative |
The Phil Stead Hide next to the car park is opened daily between 8 & 8.30am and is accessible for visitors. However the main site remains closed until 9.30am
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ahajames
April 11, 2018|
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Response from craigmcneil | Property representative |
Scooters and bikes are not something we encourage on the paths around the reserve, but we are aware that they can really help families with young children get about and enjoy the site. Although for anything larger than a... More
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