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RSPB Saltholme - our afternoon adventure.




We made use of our RSPB Membership yesterday afternoon and headed to Saltholme for an afternoon of fun and adventure.


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A mixture of habitats including the very important Reeds,Saltholme is home to the UK's largest inland breeding colony of Turns. You will see a large number of birds here.


We arrived around 1pm, had our lunch and then headed out for our walk. The car park is large, we passed the play area but unfortunately it is still closed due to covid. There is a cafe onsite along with a lovely shop which are also still closed but the lady on reception did inform us they were to reopen next week. We decided to combine the lake walk, Kestrel walk, Wildflower walk and the Dragonfly path. We missed out the Wilderness trail today but plan on going back and spending the day walking here.

Elliot was super happy because he found a butterfly wing lying on the path so he had a closer look.


Cattle grids are in place and some of the gates are a bit small to get through so some large wheelchairs and double side by side pushchairs will struggle to get through. Sturdy footwear is a bonus as some of the paths are a bit uneven.

If you are going into the hides you must wear a mask and check on each sign how many people are allowed to enter.


As part of the Lakes walk you will find some really lovely Alice in Wonderland themed carvings and a large table set up as the Mad Hatters Tea party. Elliot absolutely loved this.


You will also find the entrance to the Welly jump and many things to keep the children entertained in the Adventure zone with various activities such as den building, tree shaking, mud kitchen and more. Dotted around the whole site is some carvings of different animals and we found the frogs, snake and sheep.






Important info

Some of the footpaths are closed

Toilets are open

Hand sanitiser in the visitors centre

Pushchairs are available to hire

Adventure packs available to hire

Uneven path at some parts

Muddy in places (wellies would be a good idea)

Open 9.30am-4pm


Ticket Price

Adult £3

Child £1.50

Under 5 free

Members Free


Sat Nav

TS2 1TU





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