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You're invited to our regular events!

Events are open to the Friends of Saltwell Park and non-members

Now that the warmer weather is on the way, some of our activities will take place outdoors.

For all events there is a charge of £1 for members of the Friends and £2 for non-members. This includes tea, coffee and biscuits for indoor events, all of which take place at the ReCoCo Retreat in Saltwell Park.


Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time if you wish to join us for refreshments.

There is no need to pre-book our events unless otherwise stated.

To ensure we can deliver a full programme we are looking for people who can help organise events. Please let us know if you can assist us by contacting us

Ghana Talk at Friends of Saltwell Park Gateshead on 13th July 2024

Ghana Sights and Sounds
Saturday 13th July 2024
11:00 - 12:30
ReCoCo Retreat
Saltwell Park

Philip & Judy Hewer share their experience of life in rural Ghana between 1972 and 2015, learning a local language and developing reading materials, including a translation of the Bible.

Mandarin Duck in Saltwell Park - Friends of Saltwell Park Bird Walks 2024

Friends of Saltwell Park Bird Walks
Sunday 14th July 2024
Starts at 10:00
Meet by the Lake
Saltwell Park

Join the Friends of Saltwell Park for the second of our seasonal guided bird walks with ornithologist Michael Turner. By July all our summer migrants will have arrived. Following the appearance of the spring warblers we will look for swallows and martins feeding over the heads of our resident wildfowl on the lake. Most birds will be on a possible second or even third brood. Michael will help us identify the offspring of some of our familiar species whose plumage is sometimes totally different from their parents. Swifts should have arrived by May so we can look forward to seeing their scythe-winged silhouettes tearing across a blue sky as they (hopefully!) herald the arrival of long summer days. Bring your binoculars….

Michael’s walks are always popular and pre-booking is recommended. Use the 'bird walks - book now' button below to book directly with Michael, advising of the number of people attending and date of walk(s) required.

Our usual event charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members will be payable on the day. As we will be outdoors, we are unable to serve refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. Please remember not to leave any litter though and don’t drop food that may be harmful to the birds and animals in the park!

Our summer, autumn and winter bird walks will take place on these dates:

Summer - Sunday 14th July 2024
Autumn - Sunday 13th October 2024
Winter - Sunday 08th December 2024


Put these dates in your diary and book now!

Note: Remember to advise the number of people attending and date of walk(s) your booking.

Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park Gateshead

Love Parks Week 2024
Fri 26th July - Fri 02nd Aug 2024
All day during opening hours
Enjoy the park
Saltwell Park

The aim of Love Parks Week is to get people into the great outdoors to take advantage of their local park. Why not celebrate with a picnic in Saltwell Park?

Low Fell Ukes will entertain us at our August event 2024 - Friends of Saltwell Park

Music in the Bandstand
Saturday 10th August 2024
10:30 - 12:30
The Bandstand in the Grove
Saltwell Park

Popular ukulele band Low Fell Ukes entertain us from 10:30-12:30 at the Bandstand in the Grove.

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