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Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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wildlife by the beach

A large car park ...£2 for day ...also right next to beautful sandy beach.The Seal sanctuary. One... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Absolute bargain of a day out

For the price you pay its faultless, the staff was lovely and welcoming. The sanctuary itself was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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A visit to Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of landscaped dunes - only fifty metres from the sea - and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife.
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North End, Mablethorpe LN12 1QG, England
+44 1507 473346
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All reviews seal sanctuary gift shop well worth a visit lovely afternoon couple of hours great place to visit feeding times enjoyed our visit sea birds rescued animals entry fee wide range of animals family ticket few hours nice cafe per adult on site
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A large car park ...£2 for day ...also right next to beautful sandy beach.The Seal sanctuary. One senior , I adult+1 Child ,,,£23.00 First appearances are deceiving...looks very small but opens up to reveal a large variety of animals and birds...sadly for us only a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mariewhinney89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price you pay its faultless, the staff was lovely and welcoming. The sanctuary itself was clean and easy to navigate.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Guesty88
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience to see 2 seals released into their own habitat. They were rescued in November 2018 and in march 2019 old strong enough to go back into the wild north Sea. Lost for words, well done to all staff to look after these...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Willeke H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant Birthday Present! That was grand-daughter's comment about being 'Zoo keeper for an afternoon'. She had a fabulous time helping to look after and feeding a wide range of animals and of course the seals. The rest of us just enjoyed looking around the site...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YorkshirePud_7
Reviewed 3 February 2019

This Is not one of the biggest sanctuary’s in the world but it is one of the best. The owners obviously have a passion for the wildlife they save and protect. It is well worth a visit and needs vital support to continue to serve...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Swidniczan
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Been a few times, always clean and a good selection ( right word ?) of interesting Animals, most I think saved from something and not caught to show, much more than seals to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank chrismac299
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Despite checking that this establishment would be open when we visited, it wasn't. We drove for miles to get to it and it appeared to be completely deserted even though it was about 11 a.m. Why say it will be open and then not open....More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank NorfolkRoamer
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This was ok for little children, not much to see, could be better with more funding ! It was quite basic, the children were quite happy with it though

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kate441
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, we were very impressed with how interactive the animals were. Obviously it's a sanctuary but they all looked happy and well cared for.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank julieannkerry
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We visited the sanctuary during our stay at Mablethorpe and luckily enough that Sunday there was free entrance :) I was with my adult son and two toddlers sons as well... The place is lovely, very well kept, with many animals and a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Francy A
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4 September 2018|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
£28 for a family of four plus s£2 for parking.
27 August 2018|
Response from LouNorman | Reviewed this property |
No I didn’t see any
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24 August 2018|
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Response from SueF1339 | Reviewed this property |
Not when we visited