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Big Wild Sleepout at Saltholme
Join us for a wonderful night camping out under the stars at RSPB Saltholme.
The Big Wild Sleep Out is a unique opportunity for families to spend a night out in the wild! Join us for a night camping under the stars and connect with nature as the nocturnal wildlife awakens on the reserve.
Take part in fun nature activities and join us for a guided twilight walk around the reserve. Glimpse inside the moth trap and discover some of our small winged creatures! We’ll also be gathering around the campfire for some campfire cooking and to share stories.
New for 2022, join us on a fish and chip run for dinner! Or you can still bring along a camping stove or BBQ if you want to cook yourself.
As the sunsets we'll crawl in our tents and drift off to sleep listening to the sounds of Saltholme's amazing wildlife.
Saltholme is a closed reserve overnight, so our Big Wild Sleepout really is a unique opportunity to spend time here when nobody else is around.
Please arrive at the Visitor Centre between 4pm and 5pm. Directions can be found on our website www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme, our postcode is TS2 1TU.
RSPB Saltholme is not a campsite and members of the public cannot stay over night at anytime unless on an official RSPB event (such as Big Wild Sleep Out).
Please bring your own camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc.) as we are unable to provide any.
This event is for tents only and no electricity is available.
All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Toilet facilities will be available but no shower facilities.
There will be a communal fire onsite for all to share. There are to be no other campfires.
A continental style breakfast is included in the event cost and will be served at approximately 8am.
You will need to bring your evening meal or join our fish and chip run. Please feel free to bring your own BBQ or camping stove. All BBQs and stoves will be used in a designated area.
Unfortunately, no dogs or pets are allowed at the event.
Smoking/vaping is not allowed during the event.
We will be camping out on a reserve with a huge array of wildlife. Please remember wildlife is wild, so no loud speakers or music.
All participants must be packed up and ready to leave by 9am the next morning.
You do not need to bring your ticket to the event as we will have a list and know to expect you. However if you are booking as an RSPB member please ensure you bring valid membership cards for all attending.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No limit on ages, but children (under 18) must be supervised at all times by their responsible adult.
Do you cater for special dietary needs?
Yes, we can cater for any special dietary requirements. Please note these on the booking form.
Can I stay on the reserve after the sleepout?
Yes, Saltholme is open from 9.30am-5pm, once you have packed up and returned all your kit to the car, you are welcome to explore the rest of the reserve, including our wild play area, café, shop, wildlife garden and beautiful trails. Your ticket purchase for the Big Wild Sleep Out grants you access to the reserve on Saturday and Sunday.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. All bookings must be made online.
What's the refund policy?
If we cancel an event for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel, then you receive a full refund up to three days before the event, after which no refund is available. Cancellations must be made using the email address email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - Please bring your ticket either on your phone or printed. RSPB members should bring their membership cards with them please.
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