Star Radio is delighted to announce that this July it is partnering with Saltholme RSPB to tell its listeners and readers of Newton News about all the fun-filled, family-friendly days out at the reserve in Teesside this summer.
Kicking off the summer holidays in style at Saltholme is the reserve’s Woolly Weekend, taking place this Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July. Discover something new and bring the kids along to watch the annual spectacle of sheep shearing, where you can witness Saltholme’s sheep lose their winter woollies and bare all for summer.
Venture around the reserve and families will find plenty to keep the kids entertained. Make your own lamb using Saltholme’s finest wool, test your winning streak at the events field with fun-filled games, or dare to take the Saltholme family challenge around the lake. Visitors can also put their spinning skills to the test and get hands on with the Durham Spinners and Weavers, while learning more about how wool can be used once it has been removed from the sheep.
This year is set to be one of the woolliest weekends at Saltholme yet, with over 70 sheep to shear, and your family can be part of the fun. With admission to the reserve only £5 per car, or free for RSPB members, it really is great value for money. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with prizes to be won, rides on the reserve’s special all-terrain gator vehicle, and of course, a trip so see Saltholme’s star of the show – Moo – the lamb that used to look like a little cow when it was born. All the while, the grown-ups can kick back and relax in the Visitor Centre’s café with stunning panoramic views of the wildlife reserve.
For more information about Saltholme’s Woolly Weekend, call 01642 546625 or visit for more information. Some activities may incur a small fee