RSPB Saltholme

  • Location

    Seaton Carew, TS2 1TU
  • Opening Hours

    1 April - 31 October: 9:30am - 5pm
    1 November - 31 March: 9:30am - 4pm.
  • Contact Number

     01642 546625
  • Website

    Click here

Come and explore this breathtaking, state-of-the-art building with panoramic views across the extensive Saltholme Nature Reserve.

Three architect-designed viewing hides bring you closer to the oodles of wildlife that call this place home, including the striking wildlife watchpoint which overlooks one of the busiest pools. Still wanting more? From early spring to mid-summer, all manner of plants and flowers will be in bloom in the walled wildlife garden, designed by celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw.

Don’t forget to stop by the fantastic adventure play area, with its wildlife-themed swings and things. For the active out there, hop on your bike or put on you boots and explore the far corners of the reserve. Friendly, passionate and well-informed guides are on hand to help you make the most of your time.

Entrance charges £5 per car – but RSPB members get in free. Come by bike, public transport or on two feet and it won’t cost you a penny – no matter how long you stay. If you’re with the family and want to make the most of all that Saltholme has to offer then why not hire one of our Wildlife Explorers backpacks, binoculars, or pond dipping equipment from our friendly Wild Guides? We always have a variey of seasonal hands-on activities for you to discover more about nature!

If you are new to birdwatching…Saltholme’s friendly staff and volunteers are here to help – if you want it. You’ll be able to meet them in our wildlife hides. Our roving wardens will be out and about with cameras, looking for amazing sights which will be shown live in the café and shop area. So, you can enjoy watching wildlife at the same time as enjoying our scrumptious food! What could be better?

Saltholme has everything to bring your family closer to nature. There’s adventure play, pond-dipping and events and activities during every school holiday. Discover Saltholme together and get face-to-face with all kinds of butterflies, ducks and monsters of the not-so-deep.