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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Donna nook

Fabulous day. This is my 3rd time. It's so nice be able to get to see them. If you like seals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
United Kingdom
via mobile

Love this place it's my 2nd year running visit. It's such a magical place to see mother nature's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dartford, United Kingdom
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“grey seals” (18 reviews)
“seal pups” (22 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous day. This is my 3rd time. It's so nice be able to get to see them. If you like seals you'll be so happy see hundred of them. Just love the place only once a year when you can enjoy nature.

Thank sjpsamwj2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place it's my 2nd year running visit. It's such a magical place to see mother nature's wildlife at its best. 💖💖💖

Thank Laylabud
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came last year for the first time and decided to come again this year but a couple of weeks earlier. Just as lovely and interesting this time but today we saw the pups at a much younger age. It is amazing the difference in...More

Thank strumble
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mid November onwards is when the seals come to Donna Nook in their hundreds. Not often you get to see such an amazing sight with many of the pups literally days if not hours old. Small car park is free. Larger overflow ca park costs...More

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is excellent, the amount of seals and the excellence of viewing is superb. Ok facts - it’s a Nature reserve where the seals give birth on the beach right in front of you. The wardens are extremely helpful. Please read the rules as...More

Thank john_mason950
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited Donna Nook a few times now. Today the organisation of parking and basic facilities id good. There is signage from the main road A1031 to the car park area (£2), there is ample parking space, portaloos, burger van, icecream van, and a...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have seen and heard about this place over the years but never visited and I really wasn’t expecting such a sight! There were 100’s of seals here some with babies and some not. Amazing sight! I would recommend wrapping up warm for this as...More

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have fancied a day out here for a few years now and seeing as the weather was set to be fine on Monday we went for it. We didn't arrive until about 1.15pm and was surprised at how busy it was however we managed...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last week and it was great to see the seals and pups. Gave my kids a great understanding as they have only seen them in the seal sanctuary before. The volunteers and very good at answering any questions you have. The lady that...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant viewing area. The seals both adult and calfs are so close.no where else can you get so close.

1  Thank ramsfanderbyUK
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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
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