For a few years now, I have wanted to go to RSPB Saltholme. I can’t remember how I found out about it or why I was so obsessed with going but it was top of my UK Summer bucket list. We ticked it off pretty quickly and it did not disappoint.

RSPB Saltholme is a nature reserve located in Teesside. After a short drive and a £5 per vehicle entrance fee, a guide explained what and where everything was and provided us with a map. We could’ve done with a map the previous week at Castle Eden Dene.

The start of the nature trail makes it a perfect place to take a family. There is so much for kids to do including a Gruffalo area and a welly splash puddle. It’s a great place for young children to interact with nature.

Being a big kid at heart, my favourite part of RSPB Saltholme was The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. It’s such a cute part of the nature reserve and the tea party even has free seats for you to join in/get snap happy.

The nature reserve is full of little huts where you can look out over the lakes and observe the wildlife. The huts are a popular place for bird watchers. RSPB Saltholme had so many geese, swans and other birds that I just don’t have the knowledge to tell you what they are but it was cool.

We enjoyed a quiet lunch overlooking one of the lakes and taking in the nature before continuing our wanders and discovering the cutest little lambs.

The walled garden was a cute little feature which included an adorable hedgehog campsite and a pond with beautiful lilypads.

RSPB Saltholme was a really cool to place to explore and just to add the cherry on the day, just as we were driving off, a hare ran right in front of the car and thankfully, I managed to slam on my breaks just in time. It ran to the other side of the road where it stopped and stared at us for a while before running off again. So cool!

RSPB Saltholme is a beautiful wet-land area which is brilliantly family friendly and a great way to experience nature for an hour or two. I would highly recommend a visit to RSPB Saltholme if you’re ever in the Teesside area or visiting any of the other RSPB sites dotted across the country. RSPB is a great nature charity with some beautiful nature reserves which are amazing to explore!

This blog post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way. All opinions are my own and just that: opinions.


  1. Tabitha says:

    What a pretty nature reserve! I love visiting them when I can as I love sitting there and identifying the wildlife I can see (proper wildlife nerd haha) and I’m so jealous of your Hare photo! I adore them! I also love the Alice in wonderland table, what neat idea and how cool that it’s all made out of wood!?

    Tabitha xx | whattabithaloves.co.uk

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