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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

#1 of 2 things to do in Gweek Features Animals
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit, especially for children. Access to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lynda G
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
Interesting but small

This was a lovely place. The children loved the quizzes and there was lots of information about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
882sosborne
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent42%
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“sea lions” (212 reviews)
“steep hill” (46 reviews)
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
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+44 1326 221361
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Reviewed yesterday

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit, especially for children. Access to the whole are is easy for everyone as they have a pull along train to take you to the main are (you do not have to use this if you...More

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a lovely place. The children loved the quizzes and there was lots of information about the animals. The staff were excellent as were the presentations/feeding sessions. The sanctuary was quite small, particularly given the price of admission, although the more animals they can...More

Thank 882sosborne
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place rescues, rehabilitates and releases wild seals (or keeps them if for whatever reason they cant be released back into the wild). They clearly do a fantastic job and deserve support. The sanctuary is great to visit for a few hours. There are regular...More

Thank newmaldenfamily
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

£15 per person is an expensive day out for most people and what makes it worse is that the displays were non existent. I understand that the cost of entrance includes a donation to the running costs but we expected a little more for our...More

Thank regiment888
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the visit to learn more about different types of seals. Good to know so many are returned to the wild.

Thank 308pence
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although the saving and rehabilitating the seals is commendable the entry fee is scandalous... £15.95 x 4 adults...a total of £63.80!!! We saw a total sum of sea life animals of 2 seals, 2 otters, 5 penguins and 2 sea lions. I don't think I've...More

1  Thank Frangipani1010
SealSanctuaryGweek, Public Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Frangipani1010, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate all guest feedback. We are sorry to read you were disappointed with what there was to see at the Sanctuary. We are currently home to Grey seals, Common seals,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very easy day out, nice and relaxed with plenty to do for the family. Really enjoyable with super friendly staff. Perfect if your kids love sea life, particularly seals, sea lions and the added bonus of a pair of cute otters.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Shame there were no car park attendants, we managed to find a space quite quickly , but people driving around aimlessly looking for somewhere to park. Staff at entrance very friendly and helpful but went downhill from there. Long wait for transit from entry to...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here on our trip as my other half has never been. Loved every second of it. We got to see the seals and otters being fed. Learning about the different types of seals and the reasons why they are there was very interesting....More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had booked our tickets online, which are cheaper than the walk up price. However, you can get £4.00 per person discount vouchers in visitor magazines and this would have been a cheaper way to visit. You need to bear in mind that this is...More

2  Thank markandkaren229
SealSanctuaryGweek, Public Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear markandkaren229, Thank you for your recent review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, we appreciate all guest feedback as it helps us to improve our guests experience with us. We are sorry to read you were disappointed with your day with us. We are currently...More

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Jen S
7 August 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
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Val L
24 August 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
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helenrussell1
2 May 2016|
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Response from PennSriLanka | Reviewed this property |
We went last week and they told us no dogs on the bus. They might make an exception.
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