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Natureland Seal Sanctuary

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Address: North Parade, Skegness, England
Phone Number: 01754 764345
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and...
Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups that are stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. Our visitors can see the seals and lots of other wonderful animals including penguins, tropical birds/butterflies, pets corner, aquarium, tropical house, koi carp pool, animal brass rubbing, gift shop and refreshments available.
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Amazing

We came here Last year and going to visit again in September. It is amazing to be able to see the seals closer than we have ever seen them before. It is also Dog friendly as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Pickles M
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We came here Last year and going to visit again in September. It is amazing to be able to see the seals closer than we have ever seen them before. It is also Dog friendly as well as was amazing to be there. there is also a café where you can grab a Cuppa. Also you can adopt a animal... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here as a child and loved it. Actually set me up for life as I won't visit any animal attraction unless there's a rescue / conservation element... Great to return and find the same excellent work going on and friendly helpful staff. There was a seal 'Fred' who was at the sanctuary back then (1992). He lived to be... More 

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LONDON
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

To see all the good work the staff are doing in bringing the seals back to good health and then releasing them back into the wild

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cheshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We called into the sanctuary on our recent visit to Skegness with 3 children (13, 6 and 5) we had a lovely time and the keeper was very informative and friendly. Lovely couple of hours, I could have watched the seals all day if it wasn't so windy :)

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The pro's: There is a stunning walk through indoor area with birds and butterflies, its close to the sea front, wasnt to busy. The con's: Very bad lay out, poor food, disappoint sea life and fresh fish just a handful of tanks, the penguins looked very ill fur missing and pecking flees, the gift shop exremly over priced. Overall if... More 

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were largely disappointed with your visit. The penguins naturally moult once a year to renew their feathers, at which time they do look quite scruffy but nothing to worry about. There is a range of gifts in the gift shop with prices to suit every pocket from 45p upwards. The cost to us of many gifts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Abserlootly fab.kids fed the baby seals they loved everything about it they didnt want to leave nor did we defo again next year like last year n evey year after next!!!! Thank you for a wonderfull insite of your wonderfull work !!!

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and numerous visits, it's very much appreciated. See you again soon. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went here to please the other half, but really enjoyed it. Not a huge place but a reasonable size. Maybe a little expensive to get in for what it is, but saying that, it entertains and is enjoyable. I would recommend almost everything. The Alpacas, Penguins, Goats, and of course the Seals are great. I wasn't a lover of the... More 

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much, glad you were pleasantly surprised! There are actually four crocodiles in the reptile house but sometimes take a bit of spotting in the logs in the pool. Take your time and let your eyes get used to the dark and you will definitely see them. I will check out the panini situation, these are normally very... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having visited a horse centre which wasnt up to much, we made the move into Skeggy for a look at the seal sanctuary, been a couple of times before but think this is the last, so over priced its a joke, sorry skeg, just not good enough for big resort

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit - reviews like this are very disappointing to us but thankfully very rare indeed. Apart from the price you didn't give any details as to what you found disappointing so I can only say that our admission charges have not only stayed the same for 2015 but are about half the price of similar... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited this place a few times now and its nice how close you get to the animals , my little boy absolute loves it as does my daughter , does not take a full day but a couple of hours to this charity is still good

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us again and for your kind review. See you again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been here 5 times with the family now and can still spend a nice 2 or 3 hours looking at the seals, & penguins, with Carp to feed and loads of other characters. The butterfly house with butterfly's the size of small aircraft. Also has a cafe which is OK nothing special but more than adequate. Overall well... More 

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saveourseals, Owner at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and for visiting so often. The butterflies are looking better and better each day now and more and more are hatching out now we have the warm spring weather. Thanks again and I hope to see you again soon. More 

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