Today we attended the Natureland Seal Sanctuary based in Skegness, Lincolnshire. The centre is known worldwide for it's rescue of harbour & grey seal pups that have become stranded on the Lincolnshire coastline.
The facilities open 10am sharp and usually with queues of excited children and adults alike waiting to get in for the morning feed of the seals and penguins.
The park is quite small and can be easily covered in half a morning. As you get through the entrance you are welcomed by the pool of adult seals. First photo opportunity of many.
The seal hospital plays a vital role in the rehabilitation and sick pups can be found inside. It is not for the faint hearted as these are usually really ill with obvious deformities, infections or generally in poor condition. So it brings home how vital the work that this sanctuary really is.
There are lots of photo opportunities for you to take a picture of yourself and your mammals , seals, reptiles and birds. Not to forget the stunning butterflies which are displayed from April to September. You might need some patients for the right shot, but it will be worthwhile.
The park receives no outside funding and relies entirely on visitors and donations to generate enough funds to continue their work. On average the park rescues between 30 to 50 pups each year and each seal costs approx £2,000 from rescue to release.
If you fancy a great day out with your family why not visit the park in person or if you are contemplating what to get that special someone in your life a great Christmas present, then why not adopt a seal? Adoption start from £25 for smaller animals such as birds and goes up to £75 for one seal.
We thoroughly enjoyed spending our time watching feeding time of the seals & penguins as well as the butterfly exhibit. Such a worthy cause and well worth the entrance fee.