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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Features Animals
Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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Bit pricey

Nice day but was alot of money for not alot of seals! The children did enjoy the trailer ride and... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
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Beautiful view

Not quite sure what I expected but overall felt a little disappointed. Beautiful surrounding and... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
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“sea lions” (237 reviews)
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Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice day but was alot of money for not alot of seals! The children did enjoy the trailer ride and the park.

Thank Lisalou2
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Not quite sure what I expected but overall felt a little disappointed. Beautiful surrounding and view but most of the seals weren't doing anything when we got there. Someone gave a talk about the seals and three assistants fed some fish to them but there...More

Thank jeand1624
Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is our second visit with the previous being about 8 years ago. Always enjoy and the staff are so courteous and informative. Learn something new all the time. This visit we learnt that penguins molt. Never thought about them shedding their feathers as the...More

Thank Dolores M
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Amazing day out. I normally hate zoos but this was different - the seals and sea lions had been rescued and you could tell they were very happy. I didn't feel bad about my visit at all like I normally do with zoos. The underwater...More

Thank Mushroom18
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a nice place and the animals are very cute and worth taking the time to see, but the prices are very high (£48 family of 4) although it does go to a good cause. There are some very steep hills that are hard to...More

Thank Thea S
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely day out here seeing all the animals as well as obviously the various seals and enjoying the feeding displays. Topped off by seeing firsthand all the good conservation work they are doing.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I didn't think it was that expensive to get in and it's very well run and clean. There was lots of information about the animals and a few different ones including otters and penguins. When we went there weren't any baby seals because they'd all...More

Thank Jill_D899
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit on a n occasionally damp and cool August day as an alternative to shivering on the beach. It is billed as a seal sanctuary but the only residents seemed to be outcasts from various zoos rather than recovering seals to be...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Have just returned from the seal sanctuary, had checked prior to visit suitability for disabled as one member of the party has poor mobility, advised there was a bus service on the park. On arrival I asked about the bus and was told it wasn't...More

1  Thank Sally H
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It was over 30 years since we were last here and it was good to see that sick and abandoned seals are still being expertly cared for. The site has been well developed and contributors honoured on wall displays. There are also helpful signposts and...More

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September 10, 2017|
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Response from Laula180 | Reviewed this property |
I saw someone in one of the enclosures and feeding the seals with a keeper which looked cool
Jen S
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Rachel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, one of the hills is a bit steep but it is fine just hold on to the pushchair, we were there all day with a 8 month old baby and a loaded pushchair and managed fine
Val L
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Buckland-verdict | Reviewed this property |
If you get the what's going on guide from any campsite there's money off vouchers for most attractions in Cornwall