Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors

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THERE’S full programme of activities for nature lovers at a North-East reserve.

RSPB Saltholme, near Seaton Carew, will have events with a different theme every week.

Caroline Found, Visitor Experience Manager, said: “Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors, and what better place than here? We’ll be offering everyone the opportunity to connect with nature, either through the range of activities we’re offering, or if you prefer, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the reserve by yourself.”

The six themes for the holidays are Birds, Bees and Butterflies, where visitors can make insect feeders, Plants, uncovering the useful side of nettles, Dragons and Damsels, with a fantastic discovery trail, World War One, with the opportunity to learn more about camouflage in nature, Minibeasts, with a miniature safari and Water World, with the opportunity to discover what lies beneath the murky depths of the reserve’s pools.

Caroline added: “Some of the activities will be things that people may remember doing as a child, such as making daisy chains and hunting for insects, while some might be completely new. But everything will be designed to encourage visitors to get out and about and rediscover the amazing natural world all around us.”

Saltholme is open daily from 10am to 5pm. All activities are drop-in sessions and do not require booking. For further information, visit or call the visitor centre on 01642-546625.

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