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RSPB Saltholme

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Address: Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
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+44 1642 546625
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

At Saltholme, you'll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the...

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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RSPB Saltholme is a wonderful place for all ages to enjoy walks around the huge lakes, a brilliant wetland area for watching the water fowl and good paths for getting around the... read more

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

RSPB Saltholme is a wonderful place for all ages to enjoy walks around the huge lakes, a brilliant wetland area for watching the water fowl and good paths for getting around the extensive site with other walks which take you off into open countryside with lots of birdlife to see. There is a brilliant visitor centre with activities for children... More 

Thank jandy2017
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit for any age group. Lovely cafe on site and staff were friendly and helpful. The reserve itself is low lying with virtually no hills and is easy to navigate around. The main attraction are the streams and lake areas. Not as many water birds on site at the time as I had expected but still good.

Thank Gerry C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great to get so close to nature, it's a great place for birdwatching or just for a nice walk. Cafe is lovely too!

Thank charlequin15
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd seen an advert for Lambing Live so decided to visit for the day with my Dad and toddler. Plenty to do for all ages, and entrance fee per car so very reasonable. In contrast, found the cafe to be pricey. Nice walk round, in a very unusual location. Plenty to do on the trail round, and happily spent a... More 

Thank LYPud
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting place to visit. Lots to do and plenty to see. Staff are friendly and you can them anything.peaceful

Thank kimR2604
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first glance you might be forgiven for thinking this site can't possibly have anything worthwhile to offer - it's in the middle of an industrial area, flat and devoid of much scrub or trees. It is however a haven for a variety of birdlife including Little Ringed Plover and Red Breasted Merganser when we were there. There are several... More 

Thank Julie P
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph birds and wildlife. Cafe food was lovely and the shop is full of nice things to buy. All funds go back to animal preservation so well worth supporting

Thank nmaidwell123
Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been a few times now and its been great fun each time. I do a lot of photography and there is lots to see here. You can grab a bite and get a drink also. Great for family's.

Thank the_geeck
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Free entrance and car parking. great place to shop for bird food and feeders. Plenty of walking and fresh air as well as being so close to industry. The birds clearly love this retreat. Watching the birds from the hides is very special as you feel a small part of being closer to nature. There are staff around to ask... More 

Thank wendy f
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a regular treat of mine - lunch in the cafe, trawling the bird hides and a return for a cuppa and cake. The shop has bird feeders, and sacks ofseed and binocculars and books and mugs and is bright and pretty. The bird guides around the reserve are enthusiastic and are happy to share their knowledge and experience... More 

Thank Linda M

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