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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: +44 1507 526667
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Pups everywhere

Went to see the Seal Pups, expected to see one or two close up but was surprised to see so many close up. The Wardens were very helpful and the whole experience was great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to see the Seal Pups, expected to see one or two close up but was surprised to see so many close up. The Wardens were very helpful and the whole experience was great.

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huddersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 the season. The surface of the main car park is very poor but it is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 seals are amazing! Such a treat to be so close and yet not to disturb... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 snack van in the free main car park but no toilets. However, there are portaloos... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 animals.

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Thank Stephen W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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. I was not disappointed at all. Firstly a farmer opens up a field to allow... More 

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NORTH THORESBY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 every year .

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 of them over a short stretch of sand dunes & some were so close that... More 

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