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Natureland Seal Sanctuary

North Parade, Skegness, England
01754 764345
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Skegness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups that are stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. Our visitors can... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A fabulous place, made more magical when there are rescued seal cubs in the hospital! The recent addition of meerkats is lovely. The reptile house with the caymans that have been there years hasn't changed since I was a kid and it is brilliant in there, the snake skeleton is scary! The baby seal pool is fun around feeding times... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I liked that there was a veggie burger on the menu, with plenty of salad, and two burgers in the bun! Very tasty food, very good value. It was filling and kept us going all day! Also I liked the area where kids could paint their own plaster figurine, for £2 - £3 .

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

ive read a few negative reviews on here regarding natureland i thought it was a fantastic place £8 an adult which isnt alot when it geos to helping so many animals and rescuing them its a good place to visit to kill a couple of hours the staff are freindly and very knowledgeable the only thing i found was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner went here a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place.again whilst visiting skegness we went again.the handlers and so friendly and answer any questions you may have no matter how obscure or unusual. Although this attraction may not be an all day thing it surely opens your eyes to the wildlife thats... More

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Shirebrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Brilliant to see the seals and get to know all about them Fantastic .some of the seals go through a lot and it fantastic how the natureland are there to look after all animals

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

Thank you very much, nice to be appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Was very disappointed after reading all the positive reviews. You get get around very quickly for the £8 entry fee. The feeding was a let down with the keeper chewing gum and making the seals do tricks for the food! In my opinion the seal sanctuary in Mablethorpe is much better and cheaper too. Overall, disappointing!

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

Sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. The average visit time is actually over two hours. I will check that there is no gum chewing as this is a pet hate of mine too. The seals are encouraged to display natural traits at feeding time such as speed, scratching, maneuvaribility etc - we do not have them doing "tricks". More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fantastic time spent here. We went as a couple. Lots to see and do would highly recommend for family's of all ages.

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

Thank you very much, hope to see you again soon. More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited the seal sanctuary at the beginning of October. I didn't mind the price as I assume all the money goes towards looking after the seals there. It was lovely to see the seals in real life although it was smaller inside the sanctuary and in seal pool then I'd expected. We didn't see much in the butterfly area... More

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

Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope to see you again sometime. More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Took my two sons (14 and 11) to visit Natureland last weekend - and it's exactly how I remember it from my childhood! My youngest son has recently decided he would like to be a penguin keeper when he grows up, so the chance to go and get up close with these animals was a big attraction. The baby rescued... More

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

Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully your son will be even keener now to become a penguin keeper. Thanks very much for taking the time to post such a good review, it's much appreciated. More

Skegness
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A great place to visit and fun for all the family from seeing seals and penguins being fed to large butterfly's This is only a small attraction but has a lot to offer We found good value fore money and will be returning again for a second visit

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

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed your visit. See you next time. More

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