Horsey Seals

A trip to see the Horsey Seal Colony is a great family outdoor activity. This makes a healthy alternative to the traditional indoor winter activities. Wheelchair opportunity is not good.

During the months of November to February a colony of Grey Seals come onto the beach at Horsey, to breed. This is one of the few accessible mainland Grey Seal breeding sites in the UK. Grey Seals are one of the largest mammals and around half of the world’s population are found in Britain, so the Horsey Colony is therefore one of the best sites in the world to see seal pups. This stretch of east coast is part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its scenery and wildlife. At trip to see the Seal Colony is a popular family activity during the breeding season and is FREE (other than the cost of car-parking and a cup of tea).

Dogs on a lead please!

This is a great activity for children. For just the cost of parking the car, kids can get up close and view the pups lying on the beach. The wardens are great at answering the children’s questions!

If you aren’t in Norfolk in the winter months, no worries, watching the seals in Norfolk is an all year round activity.

For more information, please visit the event website.

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