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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Seals in the Wild

What a lovely place to visit. These wild animals are so close to the fence. Best to go during... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Absolutely Wonderful Afternoon Out

I could not believe that these wild animals were so close to the public walkway. There are so many... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Brigg, United Kingdom
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“seal pups” (23 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

What a lovely place to visit. These wild animals are so close to the fence. Best to go during the week as its a bit quieter then. Wrap up warm as its cold by the sea. Wild animals at their best with their babies.

Thank lynnypinny50
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I could not believe that these wild animals were so close to the public walkway. There are so many bulls, cows and pups so close to the public walkway, that you can't miss them! They are very tolerant of the public. November and December is...More

Thank fijiboy2014
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great for all ages. Spent a wonderful few hours watching the seal's. It was very busy with lots of people but didnt feel crowded. Saw 2 pups born while we were there.

1  Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 29 November 2016

An incredible place to be in late November/early December when the grey seals are at their peak and having pups! Quite extraordinary. It can be busy and there are no loos but other than that it is great. The wardens are very knowledgeable and the...More

Thank ClaireCarroll
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The grey seals at Donna Nook are always spectacular. Thousands of bulls, cows and pups in late November / early December but they don't stay long so check the Donna Nook website and Facebook. It gets very busy so arrive early. There is an excellent...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great to see grey seals so close, and so unafraid. The rest of of the world's population had the same idea the way I went, though. After queuing to get to the seal observation areas I saw some fantastic views - close-ups with some fantastic...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My mum has visited Donna Nook every late November for the last 5 odd years and this year I decided to wrap my 2 daughters up in warm clothing (aged 3 and 9) and take the 3 hour journey to see the wonder of life....More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We took a friend to view the seals and this event must be protected as the animals are so close to the public . The site is professionally run and to be so close to nature is most rewarding .We will return next year and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Would definately recommend! We visited Donna Nook yesterday (19th Nov) at 2pm... there weren't any queues to get in (I think this was because we visited late in the day). Its an amazing place to see the seals in their natural habitat. There were hundreds...More

Thank Jennifer_1405
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A pleasant walk along a footpath bordering the beach where the seals have come to mate and give birth. So nice to see them in their natural habitat. Wardens on hand to answer questions and give useful information. Facilities could be improved, toilets are in...More

Thank paris2407
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11 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
21 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
margaret r
8 August 2017|
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Response from Valerie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not for over night stays. It is gravel, so good surface.