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The RSPB: Saltholme

Type:Nature Reserve

Seaton Carew Road, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS2 1TU

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Saltholme is an amazing wildlife experience in the Tees Valley. Explore the breathtaking, state-of-the-art visitor centre with panoramic views of this huge wetland wildlife reserve. There’s a brilliant café – just follow your nose for freshly-brewed coffee, gooey cakes and mouthwatering meals – and a great shop where you'll be able to spend a bit of pocket money.

Saltholme will bring you closer to the oodles of wildlife that calls this place home. We’ve got three architect-designed hides, including the striking Wildlife Watchpoint which overlooks one of our busiest pools.

Still wanting more? The walled wildlife garden, designed by celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw, is a haven of tranquility and a riot of colour. Don't forget to stop by the fantastic adventure play area, with its wildlife-themed swings and things. For the active out there, run, walk or cycle at Saltholme – a cycleway runs right through the reserve.

No-one's going to tell you what to do or where to go, but if you do want our help, you only have to ask. There's a gang of friendly, passionate, well-informed folk at Saltholme, whose aim is to make sure you have a great time.

A visit to Saltholme is exactly what you want it to be and no two visits will be the same.



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    * Saltholme’s main site is open every day except Christmas Day. From 1 April to 31 October we’re open 9:30am to 5pm, and from 1 November to 31 March, 9:30am to 4pm. The cafe is open 9:30am – 4pm all year round.

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