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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

#1 of 1 things to do in North Somercotes Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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A must to see the adorable seal pups!

My mum has visited Donna Nook every late November for the last 5 odd years and this year I decided... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Lucy T
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
David C
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North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 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....More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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...More

Thank Jennifer_1405
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank paris2407
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank strumble
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank bops67
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...More

Thank 530animal42
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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....More

Thank MrTea74
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Heather M
Are the seals still there.
4 February 2017|
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Response from bops67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt they are still there but can't say for certain. I went in mid November when activity was at its peak. I then went 3 weeks later and numbers had drastically reduced. There were not many pregnant seals left at that... More
Kris E
Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes its dog friendly if dogs are under control and on a lead. breeding season is pretty much over now. that being said there are lovely walks in the opposite direction from the seal viewing area which are perfect for dogs... More
Kris E
Hi Am hoping to visit soon.Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
28 December 2016|
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Response from thewhiteheadfamily | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all when the seals have their pups. Yes when seals not there.