Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Skegness: Hours, Address, Natureland Seal Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Natureland Seal Sanctuary
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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dianne m
manchester432 contributions
Every visit helps seals!
Oct 2021 • Solo
A lovely smallish collection of animals as well as the seals. Everyone looked happy and healthy. Clean, tidy and orderly surroundings. The staff were pleasant and informative. There were some wonderful characters among the residents. Well worth the money and a good gift selection too!
Written 14 October 2021
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xHappywhenonholidayx
Durham, UK20 contributions
Good place
Jul 2021 • Family
Visited on a Sunday in July whilst on holiday in Chapel St Leonards.
Unfortunately the 3 year old decided he was in tantrum mode all day but he was taken with the seals and kept asking to go swimming.
Due to the above we didn't stay very long but there are quite a few.animals to see and also an.indoor garden to walk through.
Cheap few hours out.
Would recommend.
Written 12 October 2021
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Debsmcv
Derby, UK57 contributions
Fantastic place
Oct 2021 • Family
Great time and well worth a visit. Seals are amazing to see and watch. Baby seals were so cute. Don't miss feeding time as it's a fantastic experience. Penguins were great and funny to see their antics. Henry the goat is brilliant and the biggest goat we've ever seen. Alpacas are lovely to see too.
Written 5 October 2021
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Katherine Hope
Ellesmere Port, UK82 contributions
Day out with the Seals 🦭
Sep 2021 • Couples
Myself and my partner were staying in Mablethorpe. We chose this seal sanctuary over going to the one in Mablethorpe after reading such poor reviews. Easy located, very well sign-posted and very highly recommend. Pay and display car park right next door. £3.00 for 3hrs. Not able to pre-book but no hassle paying on arrival. Arrived in perfect timing for the baby seal feed at 14:00. Very informative but couldn’t believe they receive no government funding apart from admission fees. With what the government fund and prioritise, it makes you wonder why such a good cause isn’t funded. There is a seal hospital on site where they treat injured and poorly seals they find in surrounding areas. So much to see, Baby Seals, Meerkats, Tropical Bird and Butterfly House with a beautiful little cafe and gift shop! which is reasonably priced! Can’t complain! Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Natureland Seal Sanctuary. Worth absolutely every single penny!
I would highly recommend this to ANYONE!!
100% worth a visit!
Written 30 September 2021
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John F
Hitchin, UK614 contributions
Compact and old-fashioned attraction gets a seal of approval
Aug 2021
It's a little old-fashioned, but this seafront seal sanctuary with added animals is now added to our growing list of places to take a grandchild now that we're planning for such outings.
The seals are centre stage but the birds, butterflies, reptiles and petting corner are added attractions, and all in a compact site. The meerkats looked like a ragtag bunch but that didn't cast a pall over our visit.
Admission charges very reasonable, but didn't put the catering to the test.
Written 26 September 2021
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Pav
London, UK20 contributions
Brilliant little activity for all ages if visiting Skegness
Sep 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit! Staff were all very warm, and very informative at the feeding session. The work they do here is heart-warming. Plenty of animals to see from seals to meerkats, reptiles and goats. And only a short walk from the beach.
Written 25 September 2021
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Sarah J
Hounslow22 contributions
Fantastic place to visit
Sep 2021 • Friends
Fantastic morning visiting the seal sanctuary. Every member of staff was really welcoming and knowledgeable about the seals and other animals. You can get up close to the seals and watch them being fed. Lovely gift shop and well priced cafe with lots of home made cakes amongst other things!!
Written 20 September 2021
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lynnedann2018
Crawley, UK31 contributions
Good Value Educational attraction
Sep 2021
Was lovely to see how they rehabilitate the seals and then release back into the wild. Knowledgeable staff and information by each animal. Loved the meerkats and the tropical butterflies too and was nice you can sit down and have wild birds flying around you. Good price 9.95 per adult. We were here for just over an hour.
Written 17 September 2021
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Stephanie R
2 contributions
Good value
Sep 2021
Had a lovely afternoon visit to here. Seal rescue programme amazing so good to see they do not want to humanise the seals and want to get them back out to their natural habitat as soon as possible. Henry the goat is great.... well worth a visit. Staff very informative .
Written 15 September 2021
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Abi
Tattershall, UK1 contribution
Please just go anywhere else
Sep 2021 • Solo
To sum it up, one of the most depressing places I’ve ever been too.
Overall, the animals looked miserable, and were all kept in small, dirty and dingy enclosures (e.g. alpacas had no grass, penguin enclosure was a tiny, dirty plastic island surrounded but a shallow, dirty and small bit of water) - another customer remarked with us when we left that the koi fish had the biggest enclosure of them all! Goats had a small and grassless enclosure for how many there was. The seal enclosures just made you miserable, but probably not as miserable as they were.
In general, the areas were dirty and there was littler about, looked like it hadn’t been updated since the 1970s - you’d think that with the extortionate £13 entry that they would update it a little, they certainly don’t spend the money on the animals. Felt a little ripped off as well going into the aquarium and half the tanks were empty. Price wouldn’t have been so much of a problem if I hadn’t been to other places in the area (Skegness Aquarium, Tattershall Farm Park) that were far cheaper but offered far more.
The only redeeming feature of this god-abandoned place was the butterfly/plant areas, which were nice to experience
Written 12 September 2021
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Hi, We had our zoo licence inspection in May this year, to which both of our inspectors were very happy and remarked that our animals were all happy and well looked after. We have this inspection every 3 years to be able to confirm that all of our enclosures are suitable for our animals and that a high standard of animal welfare is kept, to which we meet all of these standards. Our animals health and welfare are our top priority and are of the utmost importance to us. Most of our reviews comment about how clean and tidy Natureland is, we have 2 fantastic and dedicated cleaners to ensure this. I do not know where the £13 entry fee has come from as for an adult it is £9.75, which we believe to be less than similar attractions in the area during the summer. We receive no outside funding from the government or lottery etc. so all entry fees and donations go back into food, bedding, any medication etc for our animals. With each seal we rescue costing around £2000 from rescue to release, you can imagine how this adds up! We are planning on redevelopments, however we have to do this as and when we have to funds to do so, our animals welfare comes first. Also, I believe there to be 1 tank empty in the aquarium as we are waiting to stock this as it has recently been set up and the water and environment needs to settle before any fish are added. We are glad that you enjoyed our Floral Palace. Thank you for your review.
Written 18 October 2021
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