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Natureland Seal Sanctuary

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Address: North Parade, Skegness PE25 1DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1754 764345
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Awarded "Best Skegness Attraction in 2015" and "Best...

Awarded "Best Skegness Attraction in 2015" and "Best Business 2015" by the Skegness Partnership in November 2015, 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, meerkats, alpacas, tropical birds/butterflies, pets corner, aquarium, tropical house, koi carp pool, animal brass rubbing, gift shop and refreshments available.

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Never knew this place was here, it was a really good trip, the had seals, penguins, butterfly garden, crocodiles, llamas and goats. I would highly recommend it a good day out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never knew this place was here, it was a really good trip, the had seals, penguins, butterfly garden, crocodiles, llamas and goats. I would highly recommend it a good day out and not expensive !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place to take children if not good beach weather my daughters loved the feeding of the baby seals and the other animals it has a wonderful butterfly garden also

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Thank steve_1uk1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We all loved seeing the animals, particularly the feeding of the seals. However the buildings are dated, and the aquarium tanks for example need to be bigger. We felt very sorry for the flamingo in the butterfly house. He was alone, unsecured, & unsupervised, and therefore vulnerable to the tauntings of children, who were shouting at him. Perhaps he didn't... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had vouchers for a free child with each paying adult. Not too many animals but just enough for younger children (ours were 5yrs old) The seal hospital was informative and the gift shop was not expensive with cuddly toys from £2.99

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Thank Nina B
Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my great grandson. Brought back memories of my children's visits. Feeding time for seals didn't seem so long and less tricks performed Toy shop rather expensive.

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Thank brenda938
Stoke-On-Trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a seal sanctuary I was hoping to visit a place where animals were well cared for and sick ones respected. Instead I walked in to a mini zoo clearly geared up towards people pleasing. The baby seals in the hospital quarters were sat in tiny 3x4 foot concrete cells with a huge window for onlookers to stare at them... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit here this year. Lovely to see the hard work that the staff do here for the sanctuary. Also has a reptile house, tropical butterfly house, fish, penguin, goats and meerkats. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Laura S
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going to Nature Land I started visiting when I was a teenager now I take my own daughter. There is definitely something for the whole family and it is well worth the money. The seal shows are marvelous, very clever. And my personal fascination is the all give each seal and penguin names and the staff know each... More 

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

Thank you very much, it's great to hear of second and third generation visitors. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

my 4 year old loved the seal sanctuary and seeing all of the animals. they have feeding times and you can watch the animals be fed. we watched the baby seals feeding the keepers are also happy to answer any questions. not to expensive either.

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

Thank you very much, sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was warm but raining which didn't bother the seals nor us. Kids loved being able to buy food and feed the animals, the seal show was good too as their quite vocal which kids found hilarious. Free parking on road outside too if you can grab a space.

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

We are a good place to visit whatever the weather as we have a good mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Fairly compact site too so you will never be miles away from cover if it starts to rain hard. Sounds like you had a lovely visit, do come again soon. More 

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