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RSPB Saltholme

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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Relaxing experience with good food on a cold morning when Christmas shopping

We visited late morning on a Thursday to buy Christmas cards and have an early lunch. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mark w
Yarm, United Kingdom
Great walk

We found it a very interesting walk well informed loads of birds about. The centre was well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
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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” (41 reviews)
“bird watching” (16 reviews)
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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
+44 1642 546625
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited late morning on a Thursday to buy Christmas cards and have an early lunch. The selection of cards was excellent and there were several quality unique Christmas decorations. The crackers were well worth buying for the family bird game inside. We had quality...More

Thank mark w
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review and all without leaving the building, brilliant! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it a very interesting walk well informed loads of birds about. The centre was well manned with knowledgeable rspb staff

Thank pamelamhenry
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place many times and could never get board with all the different birds there is to see. It has a lovely gift shop where you can purchase many things from books to scarves all dedicated to wildlife it’s a great place...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We came here today and it was only a £5 per car. It's such a well preserved place, it's the first time i've seen literally no litter in an area, in as long as I can remember. The centre itself has all sorts of nice...More

Thank petermckeone
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for the great feedback. We're glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great day here.Walks well laid out.Some seating around the course but not enough.Wheelchair and stroller friendly.Things for younger children to lookout for.Good hides to see birds etc closely.Good cafe and toilet facilities but think another loo half way round would help. Souvenir shop...More

Thank Mimbo1955
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been to Saltholme many times as a member of the RSPB and always managed to find something new on each visit. They have a good selection of scopes and binoculars set out for visitor use and there are all kinds of birds and bird...More

1  Thank adrianp311
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Whether you are a card-carrying twitter (and I am not) or just a family group wanting a bit of fresh air, a pleasant walk and a spot of local wildlife, this is a great place to visit. There are often people in the hides who...More

Thank Family_Wilson4
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 8 September 2017 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

1  Thank Jhun8
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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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.