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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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A great place to visit nature

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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NORTH THORESBY
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 an adjoining field and not well maintained and the gift shop consists only of a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Friday 25th November for our first visit. Luckily the weather was good - sunny and clear skies but a little cool. Wrap up well and take boots or wellies if the weather has been wet recently. We arrived around ten and the overflow car park (£2 all day) had loads of space. We parked here because of... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow 😍 We went to Donna nook on 12th November with family and friends to see the seals , we had been in the October half term and seen the 1st baby seal of the season that had been born that day , the rangers on the beach said that lots of seals were expected to come as they do... More 

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Thank Joanne W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone with an interest in wildlife or the great outdoors should visit here. The area itself is lovely, and the walks surrounding it beautiful, but for a couple of months from late October onwards, the main attraction is the seal colony, who come ashore to breed and raise their young. The first pups are usually born towards the end of... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend 19/11/16 I visited Donna Nook for the first time ever to see the Seal Colony that comes ashore at this time of the year to give birth and to breed. I booked 2 nights in nearby accommodation fully expecting an afternoon of Seal watching and then some time to explore the local area. Instead what happened was that... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is this place must be visited , it was amazing!!!!I had heard a lot about it but was surprised how great it actually was. so many seals and very well organised , tips wear boots very muddy and get there early as when we left they were queuing to get in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today (20/11/16). Although the weather took a turn for the worse it is a good day out for young and old alike. Great sight to see and the wardens are very knowledgeable. Plenty of parking and a much needed tea and bacon sandwich trailer. Only down side dor me was the toilets. No loo roll or paper towels and... More 

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