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Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary celebrates 40th

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is celebrating it's 40th anniversary in business this year and to celebrate, here is just one of their newest attractions for the 2014 season. Meet Cyder the Gibbon. EMN-140424-150239001

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is celebrating it's 40th anniversary in business this year and to celebrate, here is just one of their newest attractions for the 2014 season. Meet Cyder the Gibbon. EMN-140424-150239001

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary, and to kick off what is hopefully a busy summer there are a few new arrivals.

The seal sanctuary has come a long way since its opening in 1974.

With an interesting history, which can be explored whilst visiting the seal sanctuary, it was previously a Second World War lookout point, a summer home, 
target range and even a campsite.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary comes a wide range of new attractions never before seen, making it “more than just a seal sanctuary.”

Alongside all the exciting new arrivals are two rather playful Gibbons.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary this year welcomes four-year-old Buttons and six-year-old Cider.

Owner of Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, Dennis Drew, hopes the newest additions to the site will be an added appeal factor for visitors.

He said: “We have lots of new animals and enclosures that everyone here at the seal sanctuary have worked hard to complete ready for the 2014 season.

“We’re hoping all the new attractions will be a massive appeal for visitors who have and haven’t been here before. Hopefully these changes will make the visitor experience all the more enjoyable.

“The wide array of new additions we have now makes us more than just a seal sanctuary, which we feel should be our new catchphrase.”

Dennis added: “Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary has continued to stay open for the last 40 years thanks to the support from the public and it is thanks to them we are able to continue running.”

The seal sanctuary is very educational for young minds with display boards explaining all about the animals and their history.

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is now open every day to the end of October from 10am until usually around 4.30pm.

Last admission is generally around 30 minutes before the closure time.

Admission prices have been unchanged for the last five years, giving you extra value for money.

For prices and more information regarding Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, visit their website: www.thesealsanctuary.co.uk.

A cafe is also on site alongside a gift shop.

 

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