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Ever wondered why Saltholme is such an important area for wildlife? Find out more about why Saltholme is such a great place for wildlife, what we do to manage the land to keep it that way and how things have changed over the years.
Ask at reception or call 01642 546625 for information and to book.
For more info, go to: rspb.org.uk/saltholme

RSPB Saltholme

Come and explore the breathtaking, state-of-the-art building with panoramic views of this huge wetland...

A brilliant café - just follow your nose for freshly-brewed coffee, gooey cakes and mouthwatering meals...

Three architect-designed hides to bring you closer to the oodles of wildlife that call this place home, including the striking wildlife watch point 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 and explore the far corners of the reserve on the cycleway.

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 there, 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.

Opening times: 1 April - 31 October

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Opening times: 1 November - 31 March

Monday 10am-4pm
Tuesday 10am-4pm
Wednesday 10am-4pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Saltholme is open every day except Christmas Day

The cafe is open 10am-4pm regardless of season.

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 pick up a family pass at reception. For just £12, two adults and up to three children can enjoy entry to Saltholme, hire of Wildlife Explorers backpacks, binoculars, hands on activities, seasonal trails and a drink in the cafe for each member of the group. Wow!

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?

Information for families

Saltholme has everything to bring your family closer to nature. There’s adventure play, pond-dipping, boat-building and events and activities during every school holiday. Have a tea party with the mad hatter or ride-a-sheep on our sculpture trail. Discover Saltholme together and get face-to-face with all kinds of butterflies, ducks and monsters of the not-so-deep.

Access information

Trails are accessible and there are two fully accessible unisex toilets. Two mobility scooters are available for hire. To pre-book please call the centre on 01642 546625. 

Additional information on accessibility at RSPB Saltholme

Information for dog owners

Next to the car park we have a small dog exercise area. We’ve installed four shaded parking bays specifically for dog owners. To protect our wetland wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the wider reserve.

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