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“unexpected discovery”
Review of RSPB Saltholme

RSPB Saltholme
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I discovered Saltholme by accident online and couldn't believe I lived only a few miles away from this huge RSPB wetland and could have a free day out as a pensioner using my bus pass. As there is only a car parking charge entry (£3.00)for me it was free and reception were only too willing to provide a map and advised not to be too ambitious on my first visit, as there are 400 hectares to be discovered.
Saltholme is a wildlife reserve and discovery park in the heart of the heavily industrialised Tees Estuary and has a state-of-the-art visitor centre, including a shop and a cafe with an outside terrace which I had to try with a welcome coffee and cake.
I first made for a bird watching area and enjoyed the company of a school group, who like me were facinated at the different birds we could see. I continued to follow the route set out, along the way reading the information advising what to look for. The weather was pleasant for a countryside walk in industrial Teesside and I decided I definitely would be returning. There are numerous facilities for schools and families as well as the serious bird watcher,. A most delightful fiind.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The reserve is very good - Not only is this a place for bird spotters but also for taking the children on the walks around the reserve. The cafe also is very good with helpful staff. It is well worth a visit. There is a bonus too in that, just down the road, heading towards Seaton Carew, time can be spent observing the seals in their natural habitat. A brilliant day out seeing two natural habitats.

Thank lunn t
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is an amazing discovery in the middle of industrial Teesside. It's unbelievable the diversity of wildlife that can be seen here.

If you are visiting with kids make sure you get a child's activity backpack.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely place - interesting things to look at , knowledgable & friendly staff , lovely walks & trails to follow. Well worth a visit.

Thank HellyMbro
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a Superb experience, good snacks available, and well instructed walks and hides.The reception area is the latest in technology and well laid out, with lots of staff to advise visitors.

Thank Maxply2001
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