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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Helston, Cornwall

Gweek, Nr Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6UG

Tel: 01326 221361


What We Do
Experience animal welfare in action at Europe’s busiest Seal Rescue centre Encounter fascinating Seals, playful otters and comical penguins in our fantastic underwater viewing areas. Visit a working seal Hospital and meet our resident Sealions.Daily interactive talks and feeding demonstrations make this a Day out for the whole family

Make Some New Friends today
Come and hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit
Relax at our café or simply enjoy the beautiful Halford River and wander along our picturesque woodland walk. Children will love the Pirate Play Area
Quiz trail and special events all year round. Don’t forget to say hello to our other friends the penguins, otters and many more.

Opening Easter
NEW for 2013
Seal Hospital “Behind the scenes Experience”

Come Behind the Scenes to the heart of
Marine rescue at Cornwall’s only working seal
Hospital. See how we carry out life-saving work with
our animals and nurture our new arrivals. You can also
experience what it takes to become a marine expert.
From a sneak peek at our food preparation area, to
getting hands on in our clinical laboratory, you’ll get an you’ll get an
insight into the science behind the Sanctuary.

Make the most out of your visit:

• Explore the Wild Woods Nature Trail.
• Check out the Seal Rescue Centre, where you can
join our team, get hands on and learn what it takes
to become a marine medic!
• Visit our pirate-themed play area and sail your way
through our obstacle course.
• Visit our ponies, goats and sheep in the paddock.
• Watch our interactive talks and feeding
demonstrations, kids can even feed the seals*.
*subject to availability
• Bring your family along to our
interactive rockpool where you can
hold a crab and touch a starfish.

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