Plan your visit
Open every day except Christmas Day.
From 1 April - 31 October we’re open 9:30am - 5pm, and from 1 November - 31 March, 9:30am - 4pm.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- £3 per adult
£1.50 per child
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Other discounts
Entry fees apply for non-RSPB members but if you are visiting only the cafe and or shop it is free.
Entry fees apply to all buses, mini buses and those travelling by public transport or on foot.
How to get here
The nearest railway station is in Middlesbrough, with trains from York, Whitby, Newcastle and Leeds. The connecting bus service to Saltholme is the number 1 from Middlesbrough (towards Hartlepool, High Tunstall).
The nearest bus stop is outside the entrance to Saltholme, on the Seaton Carew Rd. The Number 1 stops here and is run by stagecoach in Hartlepool.
Saltholme is 10 minutes from the A19. Turn East off the A19 north of Stockton along the A689. After half a mile, take the A1185; in 4 miles join the A178 at a mini roundabout and take the 3rd exit. The reserve entrance is 250 metres on the right-hand side.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Saltholme is connected to the extensive network of cycleways around Stockton and Middlesbrough. There is a cycle track across the reserve to the visitor centre that is accessed through Port Clarence and is open during reserve opening hours.
Group booking information
We welcome groups of different kinds visiting us - it can be helpful for you to let us know in advance. If you want a guided walk or something specially for your group, please contact us on 01642 546625 or email@example.com and we will see if we can help. Special charges may apply so please talk to us before booking.
Schools booking information
With the chance to experience a wonderful range of wildlife in the heart of an industrial landscape, Saltholme can provide an exciting venue for your school trip. There is a range of habitats that your class can explore on an experience led visit or more formal field work.
The well equipped visitor centre has a classroom and toilet facilities and is close to the special outdoor Discovery Zone, complete with pond dipping and minibeast hunting area and a light filled wildlife viewing hide.
We have everything you need for a fun, safe and educational visit. Interested? Have a look at the list of programmes, which are designed to last two hours. Two programmes can be combined in a full day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 697 504 .
For full details of all the exciting activities we have on offer for schools, please take a look at our school trip ideas page
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