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RSPB Saltholme

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rare birds seen

This place is amazing you see very rare birds . You can get a green winged teal a green sandpiper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bibcay
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A good summer day out

Visit in a really hot day in August considering it’s the UK But it’s a good walk out, with plenty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haleemah K
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“pond dipping”(44 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU, England
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+44 1642 546625
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All reviews the reserve pond dipping bird watching main building bird life great place to visit industrial area cafe upstairs nice play area gave us a map lake walk mad hatters tea party all ages lovely cafe well worth a visit great facilities helpful staff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing you see very rare birds . You can get a green winged teal a green sandpiper and a peregrine falcon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bibcay
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit in a really hot day in August considering it’s the UK But it’s a good walk out, with plenty of things to see Worth going to!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Haleemah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here on our way back from Northumberland & were very impressed with the lovely visitor centre. It has lots of facilities including rooms for childrens' activities, a cafe & shop. The reserve was a lot bigger than I expected & there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judith H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with work for a look around it's a great place to visit and pass a few hours you can even do some bird watching which I did for the first time it was so relaxing

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 686maureenr
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your first visit, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting after living fairly close for 30 years! Don’t know what took me so long. First impressions good, plenty of parking space, the volunteer who greeted at the reception was cheerful and full of useful information. We headed for the lake walk but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoanR1954
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank your for the lovely review. There's always something to see here no matter what time of year and whether you're spending an hour, an afternoon or a full day. We look forward to seeing you again when you're 'better prepared' :-)

Reviewed 6 November 2018

As RSPB members, we are regular visitors. There’s always something going on, for a range of ages, from yarn-bombing to a whole host of seasonal activities including lambing. We go for the birds - the hides have been upgraded recently, with a viewing tower due...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Appletree58
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit for bird lovers. Has a lovely cafe and a gift shop as well indoor areas to view the birds if weather isn't that good. We are regular visitors there now.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kathrynsusanpatt2018
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit all year around. Plenty to see and do especially in the warmer days. Nice friendly staff. Only real criticism is that it closes to early.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank basilkuk
craigmcneil, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Saltholme, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for the great review. It is a shame that we close at 4pm during the winter months as there's so much wonderful wildlife using the site, but given the site's location and landscape including ditches and cattle grids we close the site when...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nice to return to this reserve and see how it has matured over the years. Apart from the birds the main attraction has to be lunch in the café with those wonderful chips. Hospitable staff and a well stocked RSPB shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WILLIAM W
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I made a brief first time visit today. I knew there would be little present bird wise due to the time of year 27 September, an in between time for migrants. However, we wanted to get a feel for the place. Easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Highland-Birder
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ahajames
11 April 2018|
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Response from craigmcneil | Property representative |
Scooters and bikes are not something we encourage on the paths around the reserve, but we are aware that they can really help families with young children get about and enjoy the site. Although for anything larger than a... More
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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.
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