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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Loved the visit to see the seals, worth a visit. Good footpath and the seals come right up to the... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2016
via mobile
Nature In Its Glory

If you want to see seals mating, giving birth, suckling and generally living on the natural land... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2016
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North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Loved the visit to see the seals, worth a visit. Good footpath and the seals come right up to the fencing. There's 2 car parks and the traffic is well managed. There's a small shop where you can also make donations. Just such a great...More

Thank Horolands
Reviewed November 17, 2016

If you want to see seals mating, giving birth, suckling and generally living on the natural land habitat this is for you. Through the season you will see it all. Accessible by car with hot drinks and light food it's well worth a trip off...More

1  Thank WinkerCaunton
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Both me and my partner are still amazed by our visit to Donna Nook. Not only did we not really believe there were going to be THAT many seals, there was just something grand about the scale of it. The very direct MOD signs about...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited on 10/11/16 lots of pups, great educational experience. A bit confusing getting there but there are signs which let you know when to ignore the sat nav. Informed volunteers that let you know what's happening out there. Wrap up warm

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

No frills just the beach sea and a colony of lots of seals in their natural habitat , popular place to visit during season in a place that you can do anything other than touch the seals and if your lucky the firing range is...More

Thank bobbyblade
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Definitely worth a visit, hundreds of seals on view, some very close to fence. I managed to take some fabulous photos of cute white baby seals. Roads congested on way in at weekends, so best to go during the week. Parking cost £2 but toilets...More

Thank memory43
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

This is bad far one of the most amazing places ever! Definitely recommend! The seals are wonderful and beautiful

Thank Rose K
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Despite the fact that some national,publicity means that the Donna Nook reserve is now unbelievably busy at seal pupping time, and almost impossibly crowded at the weekends november to march, it is still a breathtaking and awe inspiring opportunity to seal cows and calves, and...More

Thank thewhiteheadfamily
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Really enjoyed being up close to the seals, we return every year to see the seals with their pups and are never disappointed. The seals are up close to fence at the minute with all of their pups so perfect for lots of lovely photos!...More

Thank Kazvick22
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had the best day yesterday seeing lots of baby seals and their mums and dads at Donna Nook nature reserve. We were even lucky enough to see a live birth. Such a great example of humans living in close interaction with spectacular nature.

Thank Rani W
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November 9, 2017|
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Response from FletchBradley | Reviewed this property |
Get there early as poss as gets very busy as we,re coming towards peak pupping time.No boat trips l,m afraid , it is a very out of the way bleak place , normally just a M.O.D. bombing range. If red flags flying keep beach... More
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Valerie T | Reviewed this property |
It is too early. You need to be there November, December. There are a few left by the beginning of January. Try to avoid weekends, or get there early. The free car park gets very busy. There is a pay car park, (weather... More
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Maurice J | Reviewed this property |
As SaraB has explained only at certain times of the year are hot/cold refreshments available those being when the pups are being borne and early rearing (Oct/Nov ish). as far as I know only one car park does this however... More