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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Cute seal pups everywhere

It's rare that I get to see animals in their natural habitat and I'm glad to have experienced Donna... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Cindy P
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London, United Kingdom
Wonderful Day

We did wonder where we were going, lots of wined Road, until we saw signs for Donna Nook, there was... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Helicopte
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North Somercotes, England
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's rare that I get to see animals in their natural habitat and I'm glad to have experienced Donna Nook nature reserve. I would describe it as like watching Planet Earth but in real life. It was so cool to hundreds of seals lying about...More

1  Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We did wonder where we were going, lots of wined Road, until we saw signs for Donna Nook, there was 2 entrances one which you pay a couple of pounds, this entrance you have toilets there, the other entrance was free, we didn't have much...More

Thank Helicopte
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We travelled for over 4.5 hours (including the burst tyre and wait for the repair man) to see the seals and it was worth it. Donna nook is a really wonderful place that allows you to see seals in their natural environment, with knowledgeable wardens...More

Thank rachxx1xx
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A grand sight to see the seal pups and their mums/dads in natural saltmarsh surroundings. Excellent friendly wardens there to inform and amuse you. Snacks Van on a weekend. Free entry - great car park + overflow. You need to check first as the seals...More

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had the luck to spend a couple of hours there with 4 more friends on a very sunny and frosty Saturday morning in December 2016. It is an amazing place and, although we were there at the end of the breeding period, we still...More

Thank dandilion_fra
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I reckon we got it right: Sunday afternoon, mid December. Cool but dry. Its a winding route to get here from the A16 and the roads are muddy as local farmers go about their winter preparations. This happens. But from what we got speaking to...More

1  Thank JackcomebackDawson
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited the seals who come to Donna Nook beach to give birth for many years. This year I brought along my partner and his family who are first time visitors. We managed to park in the main car park and enjoyed a sunlit...More

Thank PeanutRevell
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying in North Somercotes so walked from our accommodation, via the overflow carpark, onto the beach path. We were amazed at the numbers of seals, especially when one of the guides told us 500 had left the previous week. There were still lots...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience! 2minute walk from car park which we had to pay £2 for but is well worth it .Seals are mostly laid next to the fence and they're not afraid to pose for photos. Good for families and couples of all ages

Thank Jade B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Roads to this attraction are small and winding. Car parking here is £2 per vehicle, hopefully most if this goes to the sanctuary. You then walk up to the area the seals are in, be warned there are a few steps and uneven floor. Seals...More

Thank Snapplegrape
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steveetanna
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
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ala1979
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
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margaret r
9 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.
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