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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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After some persuasion, I managed to get my husband and eldest son to come here before visiting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Driffield, United Kingdom
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Donna Nook was a place on my bucket list and I’m so pleased we had the opportunity to go during... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Well, United Kingdom
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“grey seals”(20 reviews)
“seal pups”(29 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After some persuasion, I managed to get my husband and eldest son to come here before visiting family nearby. After parking and wrapping up to brave the elements, we were delighted to see lots of happy, healthy seals laying around in the dunes. Quite used...More

Thank helenh567
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Donna Nook was a place on my bucket list and I’m so pleased we had the opportunity to go during seal breeding season. We expected a lot of seals but were not prepared for the vast numbers or how close they would be to the...More

Thank Dalet21
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great to see the seals up close in their natural habitat. Friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Would recommend.

Thank UK-Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing venue where you get to see the seals in their natural environment. £5 to park which is worth it as 30% of the money go toward keeping the seals safe. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and do an amazing job. Don't take dogs as...More

Thank gmansheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grey Seals come "in-mass" every year between late October to early December to give birth between heading back to sea. Best time of year to go there is from late October to early December with a peak in mid-November. Best time is generally between sunrise...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been wanting to go for years and finally went this weekend, was fantastic to see all the seals was amazed how many there were! Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank bamfam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time visit for a Group of 4 adults , we all had a great time. Lots of seals and seal pups to see. Arrived about 10:30 and not to busy , able to walk up and down and get a good view . Lovely...More

Thank boxersaregreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived early ish (9.30am) on a saturday. we didn't expect the very good signage, directions and facilities on what is just a field. Portaloos that are well maintained and clean, cup of tea van with bacon cobs etc. we could hear the seals calling...More

Thank rabbitknitter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today & couldn't believe how many seals were resting here. Wonderful to see so many wild seals resting with their pups. Facilities are brilliant plenty of car parking spaces and worth the 5 pound, toilets & burger van. Plenty of wardens about watching...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled an hour with my 4 year old to see the pups, like we do every year. However this year was slightly disappointing as we had to pay £5 to park, to spend half an hour to look at the seals to then leave again....More

Thank RachelLincolnshire
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18 October 2018|
Response from scottishladyEngland |
None yet. Check the Donna Nook Warden Facebook page for updates.
22 May 2018|
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Response from Ingleborough1359 | Reviewed this property |
It's a very busy time in pupping-season and there will be huge crowds. Hence the narrow little roads will be very busy.
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