Natureland Seal Sanctuary, also referred to as Skegness Natureland or Skegness Seal Sanctuary is an animal attraction in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.
Natureland is a seal sanctuary, with a seal hospital, a small zoo, tropical glasshouses (known as the 'Floral Palace') and an aquarium. Animals include seals, African penguins, crocodiles, goats, tarantulas, snakes, terrapins, scorpions, as well as tropical butterflies and birds. Glasshouses contain many exotic plants, including cacti from the US, Mediterranean shrubs and banana plants.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Mark Basson | Feb 14, 2018
A very nice way to spend a few hours. Parking down the street £2.00 for all day. On entry we were greeted with a welcoming smile and given the cheapest way to enter the sanctuary. (family ticket £25) When we entered, the baby seals were being fed, they spoke through the process of how they reintroduce the Seals back into the wild and spoke about the different types of Seals in the pool. There are a few different types of animals sectioned off as well as the 'hospital' where the quarantined seals stay. The cafe on site is large and had a good array of food from sandwiches, burgers and jacket potatoes to name a few. The toilets were clean and of a good standard. The gift shop has a reasonable range in prices starting at £1.50 for a pen to £15+ for the plush toys. Food is also available here for the farm animals 50p per bag.
Kerry Ann | Feb 12, 2018
Great place doing a fantastic job to help seals. We loved our visit. The place is small but very friendly. You can go back at any time during the day on your ticket so we went back for the feeding time. The lady gave talks on the work they do helping the seals back to full health and ready to release back to sea. Also lots of information about the other animals there too. Well worth a visit and it all helps with the cost of running the rescue.
Tracy McNamara | Jan 23, 2018
This was a special visit for our niece who was just going 16 (birthday.) Enjoyed watching the seals being fed and the babies were adorable. The petting zoo part was funny to say the least. After being told by one of the keepers that the goats were quite partial to the white bags with food in. Our nearly 16 year old had a good old tug of wars with one of the said goats. She won. Lovely place and great value for money.
martin pearce | Feb 18, 2018
Fun for a trip with youngsters. There is good views of the seals, the pups and those in the 'hospital'. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed the feeding time routeen with the commentary. It's never going to be a long visit but worth the entry fee to see the seals and know you are helping conservation of these lovely animals
Gemma Martin | Mar 2, 2018
Great place for kids and adults alike. Great place to teach the children about the importance of keeping our wildlife and oceans clean and safe for the animals in our world. Makes a nice change for the children instead of just going to the arcade. And usually in summer and spring they have an online offer where children can get in free with every paying adult which is great for families with plenty of children to entertain. The gift shops and food outlets are expensive like you would expect from a place like this as some of the proceeds go to looking after the sick and injured animals that they care for. If you are on after budget though get your food from McDonald's which is less than a 2 minute walk away. (Another incentive to keep the children well behaved on their day out if their promised some chicken nuggets afterwards!!)
Rebecca Feebery | Mar 18, 2018
A family favourite....we love to visit on every holiday to Skegness. My little boy loves feeding the sheep/alpacas/bunnies and the many other animals. I personally love the butterfly enclosure....it's beautifully kept! Worth every penny and the money goes directly to the upkeep of natureland. They do a great job of nursing poorly seals back to health! Would recommend to anyone 👍
Graham Bennett | Mar 30, 2018
I understand this is a charity, and they do good work with the seals but this visit today, the place needs a revamp, or even a fresh lick of paint. There was nothing new to see since our last visit nearly a year ago. My wife and i paid £9.50 each, our child was free, only thing is we were back out the door within 30 minutes, we'd seen all that we could see, including the seal feeding time. It's such a shame but it's not worth the money, the only thing that makes you feel good about over paying for walking around for half an hour is, that you're helping the seals. I'm sorry to say but if you want to spend £9.50, the skegness aquarium is much better value for money.
Kevin Watkins | Mar 25, 2018
This is a great place to spend the day with your family. It's got food places and novelty shop and picnic area. There is a meerkat village and reptile house plus a big area to see the seals swimming and having lunch. Plus the nursery where they have been rescued ready for return to the sea. There is a beautiful butterfly house with other species of animals in with them. If this is not your thing there is an aquarium to look around or feed the turkeys Kate and Will or even the goats. To finish off the kids can do some etching of a few animals you see around the sanctuary. All in all a pleasant day out with lots to do.
funkidiva | Apr 1, 2018
Lovely place to take children and to spend a couple of hours at. There are other animals besides seals to see and there is a good cafe on site. Lovely seeing the seals, both adult ones and baby ones. Penguins, meerkats, farm animals, butterflies, birds, snakes and more. We have been a couple of times and will go back sometime again.
Paul Jones | May 28, 2018
A lovely day out. Great place to go with lots to see. Clean and tidy, an affordable cafe with great food and top service
Jane Tomlinson | Jun 2, 2018
Visit everytime we go to the East Coast. Great for adults and children. The team do a great job on the rescue of baby seals. Please visit to contribute to this worthy cause.
Paul McCullock | Jul 4, 2018
A good place for the family. The entrance cost is very reasonable. There is excellent access for the disabled. The restaurant is very clean and affordable. It is very safe to let the children wander about as it is easy to keep them in sight. The sanctuary staff were all friendly and helpful. We spoke to several of them and they all seemed very knowledgeable and enthusiastic we learned that they have released over 800 seals back into the wild an amazing achievement . We spent quite a while in the aviary and butterfly house.
Michael Forrest | Jul 23, 2018
Love this place. They do great work helping wild seals and the rehabilitation back to the wild. Plenty of other things to see. Personally, I really like the butterfly house
Alex Hitchen | Jun 26, 2018
Lovely place, took our children (3 and 4) who both had a great time. Small enough to do in a couple of hours so little legs don't get too worn out, also enough for a 3 hour parking stay on the nearby car park. Bring some coins for the wishing well and fish food dispenser, but the shops all take card.
kelvin mann | Jun 24, 2018
Brilliant place. They look after injured seals washed up from the sea. They put them in there seal hospital, mend them look after them before being released back to the sea. lots more to see, including butterfly house, reptile house, penguins, goats and lots more. Love watching the feeding times. They do a brilliant job, well worth a visit..
Clare Cunningham | Jul 3, 2018
Such a lovely place. Brilliant what the are doing to help the seals. Hours of fun to be had. Has all you need to enjoy your day. It has a cafe, gift shop, toilets, talks from the workers at nature and many animals.
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