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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 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.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 guides 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. 

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

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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