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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
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Wow what a place.

The seals are only there for a for about 6 to 8 weeks but this is won of a few places to visit with both children and Adults they will just love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Richard T
Margate, United Kingdom
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here finally , been wanting too visit for last 3 years, it was worth the wait, and visit. Amazing too see the seals in their natural habitat, so many mums, pups and the Bulls. The pups are so cute and at different stages of the process, we watched 3 of the Bulls fighting over territory which was upsetting, but... More 

Thank ablb
Margate, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The seals are only there for a for about 6 to 8 weeks but this is won of a few places to visit with both children and Adults they will just love it.

Thank Richard T
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked the fact it wasn't over comercialised. Agree that roads and access difficult but think how busy it could be. Amazing close up views of seals and pups.

Thank Jane M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't matter how cold fantastic day. Well worth a trip they are keeping a record of how many are there until 2nd January 2016

Thank Ann C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing the seals was amazing with the pups. Getting there the roads aren't brilliant and queued for a long time to park in the main car park. There aren't any toilets in the main car park. The over flow car park you have to pay for but there are porta loos there. The gift shop could do with being bigger... More 

Thank shaneperkins84
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second year of visiting and we hope to make this our yearly pre-christmas activity. You can't get much closer to seals in the wild. This is truly a magnificent place to visit to see all the pups in their cuteness. Located just outside North Somercotes near Louth, Lincolnshire. There is a free car park, (and an overflow... More 

Thank Ipkiss1066
Sheffield UK
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Donna Nook on our way back from a couple of days break in Lincolnshire. You are able to get up really close to the beautiful grey seals and see them feeding their pups and even giving birth. A fab day out would fully recommend this to anybody.

Thank Ellistravellers
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414 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing experience to get to view these wonderful seals so close to the walkway. Already there are hundreds of baby seals. If they are new born they have a yellow colour. There are several volunteers who are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Toilets ? There are no toilets in the free car parks close by run... More 

Thank Tolroy
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This time we timed it perfectly to see the seals at Donna Nook. Well worth the visit. Nearly 2000 seals were there with cows and their pups everywhere, some really close to the fence. Everyone should go. Highly recommended

Thank Tiggy T
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Donna Nook now for several years. I always love to go during pupping time which is from late October to Mid December each year. On the nature reserve during these dates you can get very close to seals in order to view them or take pictures. Its a great educational place for children and adults... More 

Thank MickHickman

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