Tripadvisor reviewers have given Skegness Natureland their full “Seal of Approval”!

Celebration & cowsCaption: Celebration found in field of cows in June

The seal sanctuary, who this year is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, has just received it’s 1000th review on the Tripadvisor site, and these have been so positive that the popular attraction has retained it’s “number 1 of 32 things to do in Skegness” status.

Richard Yeadon from Natureland said:

We are extremely proud to be listed as the number one thing to do in the Skegness area as there are lots of other great attractions and things to do in and around Skegness – from all the fun that Butlins has to offer, thrills and spills at Skegness Stadium, laserquest and bowling at the Pier, cute farm animals at Hardys and peace and tranquility at Gibraltar Point, to name but a few. So to come out on top really shows that people enjoy and appreciate everything we do here. Many people are surprised that there is more to Natureland than the important work that we do with seal rescue. Our penguins and meerkats are a huge favourite, as are the spectacular tropical butterflies. Kids love feeding the alpacas, sheep and goats in the Pets Corner and trying to spot “Nemo” in our beautiful aquarium. The crocodiles and creepy crawlies in the Tropical House are also very popular.

He added:

We get lots of excellent reviews commenting on how people come back year after year – some people who came as kids back in the sixties and seventies are now bringing their grandchildren to see us! Most reviewers agree that we are excellent value for money and are pleased to support us by visiting, knowing that by doing so they are helping us to continue our seal rescue work.

Celebration enjoying life in the sunshine at Natureland
Celebration enjoying life in the sunshine at Natureland

Latest news at Natureland is that Celebration, the little seal pup found in a field surrounded by a herd of cows, is progressing really well.

News of this unusual rescue spread all over the world – journalists from America, Spain, Germany, Norway and Finland all saw the story on the internet and got in touch with Natureland for more details.

We were amazed how this story caught everybody’s imagination and we are having to send emails updating people here, there and everywhere! Fortunately Celebration now seems to be clear of any problems and is currently enjoying life with another pup, Charlie, in the rearing pool. She is gaining weight nicely now but still has about another 15kg to put on before we release her.

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