A month of free family fun at RSPB Saltholme

WILD ABOUT FUN: Enjoying a family day out at Saltholme. Photograph by Lydia Tague
WILD ABOUT FUN: Enjoying a family day out at Saltholme. Photograph by Lydia Tague

A WILDLIFE centre is offering visitors the chance to enjoy its facilities free for a month.

Saltholme near Hartlepool is making the offer to everyone who comes along during September.

Spokesman Lydia Tague said: “We have family fun every weekend so there’s something for younger ones to look forward to now they’re back at school, and keen bird watchers will be pleased to see the influx of birds for the autumn migration.

“At this time of year we get some great seasonal visitors onto our reserve such as golden plovers and black-tailed godwits, which means there is always something different to look out for.”

Saltholme staff and volunteers can also provide guided walks around the reserve.

Lydia added: “We pride ourselves on making learning fun here at Saltholme, and strongly believe in learning outdoors - and getting messy in the process. So when the week is up and the kids are sick of seeing the same four classroom walls, why not come along and join us for an exciting day out.”

Guided walks are running on Thursday, September 4, and Sunday, September 14. Children’s activities run every weekend from 10am until 4pm. Event information is available at www.facebook.com/rspbneandcumbria and more information on the reserve can be accessed at www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme.