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RSPB Saltholme

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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Outstanding bird sanctuary

This is the most amazing bird sanctuary to visit, largely because it has an excellent location and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John P
Brigg, United Kingdom

Had never visited before but purchased the groupon for pond dipping. This was a great place, lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stockton on Tees
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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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“the reserve” (43 reviews)
“pond dipping” (40 reviews)
“bird watching” (24 reviews)
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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most amazing bird sanctuary to visit, largely because it has an excellent location and does not allow dogs which sadly, many RSPB places do. Not that I am against dogs, but if people bring dogs you see very few birds. Many different...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never visited before but purchased the groupon for pond dipping. This was a great place, lots of places to walk, wildlife to spot, different hides to watch for birds. Pond dipping was fun, was a lovely place to sit and watch the kids have...More

Thank Jhun8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good place for people of all ages Actiivities themed for all ages Ideal for people with mobility issues Mobility scooters on offer ( best booked in advance ) Cafe serving lunches and gOod snacks this is reasonably priced Excellent play area an alround...More

Thank janeS2435ME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live near so we walk to the rspb lots to see great Park and picnic areas the twitches are very friendly and tell u about the birds the visitor centre has things on through the year for children and a great cafe

Thank gordonh922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to fill a day in school holidays. Amazingly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff and volunteers (actively came over to us to see what we were interested in rather than waiting to be approached). Children loved the dragonfly making activity as well as the walk...More

Thank JerryandLis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is super, the staff friendly, knowledgeable and so welcoming. So much to do, we had a really full, fun day here. The kids did crafts first, them pond dipping, then bug hunting and bird watching. Everything we needed was provided for us, from...More

Thank Carolynne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a groupon voucher that reduced the cost of entry. We were given a net to look at insects but the ponds didnt seem to have anything in which was boring for a 4year old. The superhero theme wasnt very well explained or done...More

Thank clare2901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a whim after visiting another nature reserve. There was plenty of parking and the entry cost of £5 is per car so it is very good value for families. The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We got given a map and...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out for the family. This was our first visit and we will definitely visit again. Nature walks, pond dipping and large play park kept us busy for over 3 hours ... which is not easy with an 11 and 3 year old. I...More

Thank tef16515
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Having lived locally and never been i thought it was about time i visited. Do a lot of wildlife photography so is ideal for birds. Staff are very friendly and the facilities are great.

Thank CalvinB90
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8 August 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.