Skegness Natureland secures seal of approval

Celebration at Skegness Natureland
Celebration at Skegness Natureland

Skegness Natureland has received it’s 1000th TripAdvisor review with the popular attraction retaining it’s top ranked status with visitors.

The seal sanctuary, which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, was ranked number one for things to do in the town on the travel website.

Natureland director Richard Yeadon 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.

“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”.

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,” explained Richard. “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.”