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RSPB Saltholme

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RSPB Little Birders

Whatever the season there is always something to enjoy at Saltholme.

Bug hunting at RSPB Saltholme

Saltholme is an awarding winning RSPB nature reserve where everyone is welcome.

These family friendly wetlands are home to a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre, hides and screens which mean visitors can get up close to nature.   There’s also a walled garden, family discovery zone, café, play area and accessible walking trails.

It’s a place to discover birds, other wildlife and nature on your own doorstep.  The visitor centre and café offers amazing views over the reserve which attracts thousands of birds as they migrate each year.

Explore the pools and meadow through pond dipping and meadow sweeping activities or head out to discover the fascinating lifecycle of a dragonfly.

Pond dipping at RSPB Saltholme

Activities and events for children and families

Saltholme has everything to help your family enjoy and discover more about nature. Rugged pushchairs are available to hire free of charge. There’s adventure play, events and activities at weekends and school holidays. With volunteers to help you make the most of your time, you’ll be able to discover more about Saltholme’s nature together and have lots of fun at the same time.

RSPB Saltholme runs lots of events and activities for all ages including seasonal trails and regular school holidays sessions for children.

RSPB Little Birders

Little Birders

Little Birders is a family friendly birdwatching session with staff on hand to give you their top tips, teach you how to start using binoculars and answer your tricky questions!

Binoculars will be provided.Suitable for children over five, but everyone is welcome. Each ticket covers one child and one adult. Children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.
Check dates & buy tickets on website.

For more information on events and to book tickets, please visit

Accessible Trails at RSPB Saltholme

Leisure activities

Saltholme’s main trails are accessible and, with a cafe with a stunning view, Saltholme is an ideal location to meet friends and catch up on news. Newly refurbished wildlife hides, one of which has automatic doors, make it even more pleasant to enjoy what Saltholme has to offer. There are views of Middlesbrough’s iconic transporter bridge, Amish Kapoor’s “Temenos” sculpture as well as an excellent view of Roseberry Topping.

For more information visit the RSPB website

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