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Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Gweek
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The Park itself was lovely, clean and tidy. The Facilities are nice but located only at one end of the Park.
Loads of talks and interactive Things for both adults and kids.
Little expensive for what it is but there are a number of different offers around so worth looking out for.

Overall Kids loved it and a great family day out.

Thank cazbrit29809
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Public Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Many thanks for your comments, we do have many local promotions around the county and we loved that you enjoyed your day.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Despite all of the negative comments made by some visitors to this site - we really enjoyed it.

We visited at Easter and there were still lots of seals resident (rescued over the autumn and winter) - By the summer many of these will have been released.

The staff were very knowledgeable and the talks given at feeding times were interesting and informative.

Anybody who complains about the amount of walking needs to get more exercise.

For those that complain about the cost - (1) Pre-Book online it saves nearly £10 per family and (2) Remember what you pay goes to help rescue seals and support the charity.

Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

There is a lot of good here.... looking after the hurt, displaced seals... so that is commendable and the main purpose.
But we found it expensive. Maybe £45 for our family.
We spent maybe 1.5hours. Kids were interested for that long.
I think there needs to be perhaps some more up to date displays and interactivity to make it worth the entry.

The main thing to see is the recovery pool where most of the seals are at feeding time. There was a talk and activity there.
But the fencing, perspex, signs and brick columns made it hard to see inside, esp for small kids, very difficult and viewing very limited due to fence and columns, I could see just one end. My 6yo found it hard to find a spot with good view.
Similar at other pools, perspex hard to see through, water was too.
Rockpool touching was limited to one stroke of one hermit crab in session. How about some larger touch pools where kids can see and stroke many items/creatures.?
Many sea oriented aquariums provide kids with opportunites to touch/feed seals/pengiuns etc. Rockpools they can touch....
So I understand that this was a sanctuary first, tourist attraction second, but the price is a lot for what you experience.

Thank thebrewerswife
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent value for money, also the seals are lovely to watch enjoyable for all members of a family a great day out well worth a visit.

Thank Gloria A
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable morning at the seal sanctuary. Handy land train to get you up to the top where the seals are. Bit hard going with someone in a wheelchair when you want to see the seal pools half way up as it's a steep hill. There no disabled toilet by the seal pools, so be aware of that before you venture all the way up to the seal pools, wish we did!! The cafe is nice, reasonably priced drinks and pasties with helpful staff. The only problem with the cafe is complete lack of space if you venture in there with a wheelchair. But all in all very enjoyable and interesting and if you love animals a great place to go!

Thank Mrsandmrsgerry
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