Enjoy a great family day out at Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness. The attraction is known worldwide for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups along the Lincolnshire coast.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Visitors to Natureland Seal Sanctuary are able to see every step in the seal’s rehabilitation process. You also get to hear about the fantastic rescue work whilst the seal pups are being fed in the rearing pool.
There is so much more to see than just the seals, additional attractions include a tropical butterfly exhibit along with penguins, meerkats, alpacas and lots more!
Have an Amazing Time!
Enjoy a range of activities and see a number of different animals at Natureland Seal Sanctuary.
Natureland is primarily a Sanctuary dedicated to treating and returning seals to their natural habitat! Since its opening, Natureland has dealt with, and returned to the wild whenever possible, many unusual animal visitors including dolphins and whales, a “lost” walrus and pelican, plus numerous oiled seabirds and injured birds of prey!
Every year, particularly during the breeding season, seal pups are washed up on the beaches around Skegness, abandoned or separated from their mothers by the tides! The lucky ones are brought to Natureland’s Seal Hospital where they are cared for by dedicated staff members.
The pets corner is always popular with both younger and older children, with its collection of tame domestic animals including goats, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs it’s a great opportunity for the kids to get involved.
These animals, along with the Soay Sheep and Koi Carp can all be fed by visitors. The racks are always stacked with hay and at the nearby Gift Shop, packets of suitable food may be bought. The Koi Carp are very tame and be hand-fed. Suitable food can be purchased for these from the feeding stations around the pool.
Natureland also keeps two types of tortoises’ which both originate from the countries around the Mediterranean and are now endangered species. In the summer of 2000, two baby tortoises were successfully hatched at Natureland and the tortoise enclosure has been redesigned to encourage further captive breeding.
The Tropical House contains a variety of animals, mainly reptiles and creepy crawlies!
The crocodiles at Natureland lie under heat lamps for long periods of time to replicate their natural lifestyle of basking for many hours in the sun to maintain their body temperatures. The Royal Pythons are one of the smaller species of python, growing to a maximum length of approximately 4 feet. Other terrifying treasures you can find in the Tropical House are Spike the Iguana, Spiders, Scorpions, and Mice.
Watch the regular and informative feeding displays of the Penguins. The penguins at Natureland are known as Jackass penguins because the sound they make is similar to that of a braying donkey or jackass.
Between the months of April and November, you can meet the Huacaya Alpacas.
Natureland’s aquarium is home to a wide range of Tropical Freshwater Fish, Tropical Marine Fish and Coldwater Marine Fish. They also have a collection of invertebrates (animals with no backbone), examples you will find at the aquarium include starfish, anemones, crabs and shrimp.
Within the Floral Palace, you will see tropical birds, butterflies and cacti.
The Tropical birds in the Floral Palace can be seen exploring the undergrowth and flying above.
Between April and October, you can see the Glass wings, Blue Morphos and Giant Owl tropical butterflies flying around the Floral Palace. They tend to be more active when the sun is shining, and on days when it is not, they can still be seen resting on the plants/flowers or refuelling at a feeding station.
The cacti in the Floral Palace can be found in deserts such as Mexico and North Africa. It has been paired with some beautiful plants and a tranquil waterfall, which makes this section a desirable little place to have a seat on one of the benches and admire the view.
Meet Misha, Mylie and Monty the Meerkats. Misha is the bossiest meerkat and is definitely the leader of the clan. Monty is very laid back, he keeps trying his luck with the ladies but the girls can be very strong and independent!
Travelling to Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Natureland Seal Sanctuary is located in Skegness on the East Coast of England. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction and there is also lots of accommodation available in close proximity to the attraction. Natureland is at the northern end of Skegness seafront next to the Suncastle and the bowling greens.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station to Natureland Seal Sanctuary is Skegness. The East Midlands Trains service runs a Nottingham to Skegness service every hour from Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on a Sunday. You can connect to this train at Nottingham or Grantham.
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There are lots of places to stay in Skegness. If you would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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