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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 magical experience for all the family

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank paris2407
Derby, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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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 

Thank strumble
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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 

Thank Joanne W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

1 Thank Sara B
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

1 Thank bops67
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank 530animal42
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank MrTea74
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the visit to see the seals, worth a visit. Good footpath and the seals come right up to the fencing. There's 2 car parks and the traffic is well managed. There's a small shop where you can also make donations. Just such a great place for all ages .

Thank Horolands
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see seals mating, giving birth, suckling and generally living on the natural land habitat this is for you. Through the season you will see it all. Accessible by car with hot drinks and light food it's well worth a trip off the beaten path. Sat Nav can be confused but the last 2 miles are well... More 

1 Thank WinkerCaunton
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both me and my partner are still amazed by our visit to Donna Nook. Not only did we not really believe there were going to be THAT many seals, there was just something grand about the scale of it. The very direct MOD signs about explosives are a little jarring and darkly funny in a way (yes, that's terrible of... More 

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