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RSPB Saltholme

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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Lovely stroll and then refreshments.

One of my local attractions. An ideal place for a quite stroll. There are several walks with... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2016
Anne H
Stockton-on- Tees, United Kingdom
Wonderful day out

We won a free pass to RSPB Saltholme in a raffle and if I'm honest we probably wouldn't have... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
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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 centre with panoramic views of the reserve and its industrial backdrop. Follow your nose to the café to sample freshly brewed coffee and home-cooked meals, and then stop off in the shop for a bit of retail therapy.Get outdoors with the family to explore the discovery zone and run, jump and clamber through the adventure playground. If you fancy relaxing, seek out a bench in the tranquil wildlife garden or venture to the far reaches of the reserve for some quiet time with nature.However you want to spend your time at Saltholme, you're sure to fall in love with the place and come back time and time again.
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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

One of my local attractions. An ideal place for a quite stroll. There are several walks with " hides" on them for bird watching. The friendly staff are very knowledgeable and happy to chat with visitors about the birds. There is a shop and a...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We won a free pass to RSPB Saltholme in a raffle and if I'm honest we probably wouldn't have visited otherwise. The experience however was superb. I went along with my 4 children aged from 4 to 10 and from beginning (11am) to end (5pm)...More

1  Thank cushybutterfield
Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you are looking for a relaxed but interesting day out then go to Saltholme. It is nested off the northeast coast in it's own environment and is part of the wetlands. There are some great bird watching points and the staff are very helpful...More

1  Thank johnsmith123123
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me here as l spent all winter logging the bird species in our garden .I was overwhelmed with the bird species that were here.I absolutely enjoyed my time there and could quite happily have stayed longer.There is a cafe a shop and...More

Thank AnnWilkinson
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Formerly Saltholme farm now Wetlands .This area has grown almost accidentaly from the waterlogged farmland it was, From Greatham Creek to to Port Clarence , featuring seals and sometimes flamingos.

Thank george f
Reviewed October 9, 2016

A few weeks ago a friend of mine and myself went to an exclusive RSPB members event on a Saturday evening led by the Saltholme manager Dave Braithwaite who is a very nice man and he is so enthusiastic about his job. To begin the...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed October 1, 2016

You can feel the buzz in this place as soon as you enter the visitors centre, staff and volunteers are all so enthusiastic and are as excited as visitors to see the newest arrivals to the ponds. We recently visited on Saturday and we're immediately...More

Thank happytraveller639
Reviewed September 30, 2016

As another reviewer has said, this is a rose amongst thorns. We didn't intend to go, but I'm glad we did. All you see in the distance is (mostly) ugly Industrial buildings but they provide an interesting contrast with the reserve. There are several defined...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stumbled across this little jewel which is located in a heavy industrial area and were very pleasantly surprised at what a great facility it is. None of us are what you could call avid bird watchers but we were more than impressed with what...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed September 24, 2016

As an RSPB member, avid birdwatcher and living quite nearby I visit this place loads. Some of the staff even recognise me ha ha. Lovely visitor centre with a well stocked up shop that sells practically everything to bird food, binoculars and telescopes, books, gifts,...More

1  Thank Emma W
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from craigmcneil | Property representative |
Hi, if you're just using our café/shop we don't charge you for entry onto the reserve.