Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Skegness

4.4
#1 of 76 in Parks in Lincolnshire
Feed and interact with baby seals and penguins at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, a renowned wildlife facility dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured seal pups. Wounded seals are often found stranded all along Lincolnshire’s coast, and the sanctuary’s devoted staff runs a purpose-built hospital, where these animals are healed before being released back into the wild. Crocodiles, sheep, goats, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and a wide range of tropical butterflies are also cared for and protected at the sanctuary. The site features convenient tourist facilities, including a cafe, gift shop, and a small children’s play area. Visit the sanctuary website for accurate feeding times, special offers, and upcoming events. For Natureland Seal Sanctuary and beyond, use our Skegness day trip planner to get the most from your Skegness vacation.
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  • We visited the place in March.There is plenty of parking local. We manage see every thing that was there which was great. Would be great for the little ones. We would go back again.  more »
  • Pretty average, not the best sanctuary I’ve ever been to, disappointed that the seals which were performing had lived there all their lives....I’d rather see them in the ocean. They were not seals whi...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the seal sanctuary its brilliant for kids and it's really good what they are doing for the seals and really helpful and a great price :)  more »
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  • A family favourite....we love to visit on every holiday to Skegness. My little boy loves feeding the sheep/alpacas/bunnies and the many other animals. I personally love the butterfly enclosure....it's beautifully kept! Worth every penny and the money goes directly to the upkeep of natureland. They do a great job of nursing poorly seals back to health! Would recommend to anyone 👍
  • I understand this is a charity, and they do good work with the seals but this visit today, the place needs a revamp, or even a fresh lick of paint. There was nothing new to see since our last visit nearly a year ago. My wife and i paid £9.50 each, our child was free, only thing is we were back out the door within 30 minutes, we'd seen all that we could see, including the seal feeding time. It's such a shame but it's not worth the money, the only thing that makes you feel good about over paying for walking around for half an hour is, that you're helping the seals. I'm sorry to say but if you want to spend £9.50, the skegness aquarium is much better value for money.
  • A very nice way to spend a few hours. Parking down the street £2.00 for all day. On entry we were greeted with a welcoming smile and given the cheapest way to enter the sanctuary. (family ticket £25) When we entered, the baby seals were being fed, they spoke through the process of how they reintroduce the Seals back into the wild and spoke about the different types of Seals in the pool. There are a few different types of animals sectioned off as well as the 'hospital' where the quarantined seals stay. The cafe on site is large and had a good array of food from sandwiches, burgers and jacket potatoes to name a few. The toilets were clean and of a good standard. The gift shop has a reasonable range in prices starting at £1.50 for a pen to £15+ for the plush toys. Food is also available here for the farm animals 50p per bag.
  • This is a great place to spend the day with your family. It's got food places and novelty shop and picnic area. There is a meerkat village and reptile house plus a big area to see the seals swimming and having lunch. Plus the nursery where they have been rescued ready for return to the sea. There is a beautiful butterfly house with other species of animals in with them. If this is not your thing there is an aquarium to look around or feed the turkeys Kate and Will or even the goats. To finish off the kids can do some etching of a few animals you see around the sanctuary. All in all a pleasant day out with lots to do.
  • Lovely place to take children and to spend a couple of hours at. There are other animals besides seals to see and there is a good cafe on site. Lovely seeing the seals, both adult ones and baby ones. Penguins, meerkats, farm animals, butterflies, birds, snakes and more. We have been a couple of times and will go back sometime again.
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