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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Delighted and amazed to be so close to so many seals and their pups. Fascinating to watch their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Never seen seals in their natural habitat and have always wanted to. This little gem popped up on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“grey seals” (19 reviews)
“seal pups” (25 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Delighted and amazed to be so close to so many seals and their pups. Fascinating to watch their natural behaviours, such as when the cows rub the pups with their flippers to encourage them to feed and the sounds as they cry out for each...More

Thank kensmoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen seals in their natural habitat and have always wanted to. This little gem popped up on my Facebook feed and I looked into it. Got up early and arrived for 8am. Parked up no probs, followed a walkway and and oh! There’s a...More

Thank Butterflysmile
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting here for the last few years to see the seals and have never been disappointed. This year we visited on a Sunday and got here what I thought was reasonably early - it was already heaving, with the farmer's field very full...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually very cold, do not underestimate weather conditions. If you are lucky you will see birth of a baby seal, takes just few seconds, it is so rare to be a witness of! Highly recommended place to visit.

Thank wszyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been recommending everybody I know to come and see these adorable, little seal babies! Only £2 to park to go and see something so naturally beautiful is amazing. It really is wonderful to see them. Apparently they are hoping they will see about 2,000...More

Thank elephant-kat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a spectacular sight to see the seals and there new born pups up close. An amazing sight. Definitely recommend any one pay a visit.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 11.30 and had to use the overflow car park which was fine and not far from the seals. There are toilets and refreshments here too. The seals were a lovely sight and some were really close to the fence. It was exceptionally...More

Thank debbiewick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out.... parking is easy and plenty of it... (only costs £2.00) The day we went the sun was shining not too busy and plenty of seals, some of which are close up to the fence ... A great day out ....

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of seals. Cute mums and babies. Good parking but very busy. Dress up warm. Would recommend to everyone

Thank louise060172
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely visit with the family to Donna Nook this morning. Over 4000 seals to see. Lots of things to look at. Lots of information to read and the volunteers were very helpful. Make sure you wrap up warm and wear warm sensible footwear. Can’t...More

Thank sammyfieldman
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9 November 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
12 September 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
22 August 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