Group bookings 10+


A visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a whole lot of fun whatever the age range of your group!

Bring your a group of 10 or more and we will we give you a discount for a large group booking. As well as this, unlock the exclusive group addons such as a cream tea. 

With an array of amazing creatures and our helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions and offer amazing facts about the creatures that you'll see, this is an inspiring visit for all. A day out at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary will leave you with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world.


What can you see at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary?


  • Our Seal Pup rescue hospital - learn all about how we care for injured and abandoned seal pups found along the coastline
  • Meet our amazing residents – Common Seals, Grey Seals, Atlantic Puffins and our Paddock Animals
  • Secret Creek - come and learn about our beaver rehabilitation programme
  • The Sanctuary Café - enjoy a Cornish Cream or Dream Tea, overlooking the beautiful Helford River 
  • Woodland Walks – take a stroll through our gorgeous woodland area
  • And so much more!

Guided tours available

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is an excellent place to visit as a group with a range of packages to suit everyone but with so much to discover, why not take advantage of the guided tour experience to give you an even better understanding of the work we do, and why we do it. 


Contact details

Full details, including prices, are available below; this group booking offer must be booked at least two weeks in advance so in order to book in and receive the discount please contact a member of the Sanctuary team to book over the phone, call 01326 221 361 or email



Take advantage of special group discounts:

10+ guests (entry only) £12.50
Add a cream tea £2.50
Add a guided tour (1 hour) £2.50


People eligible for free entry

The total group number should exclude any person eligible for free entry as listed below:

  • One coach driver (per coach)
  • One group organiser, tour escort or Blue Badge Guide (per coach)
  • Child aged under the age of three
  • Essential carers (with valid ID)
  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary Annual Pass Holders


Arrival, departure and access 

Due to our location, there are steep paths and uneven surfaces, but we have options in place with regards to accessibility. Please talk to us about your needs at the time of your booking to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

We have a free car park in front of the main reception building which is suitable for coaches and minibuses.

From reception, it is a 10-15 minute woodland walk however we have a golf buggy that runs during peak season and if requested at the time of booking for your group’s visit.


Visitors using mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs

The hills leading down to our pools may exceed 16° which may not be suitable for some mobility scooters and electric wheel chairs. Please check your instruction manuals before visiting, or take advantage of our free land train.

We also have limited accessible parking available near our hospital and seal pools. Please see further information on accessible parking below.


Our Golf Buggy

Throughout the year, we have a golf buggy that runs from reception to the seals pools and stops at the seal hospital. It can take up to 5 passengers or 2 plus a wheelchair, buggy or mobility scooter.

For visitors unable to use our golf buggy for any reason, we do have limited accessible parking available near our hospital and seal pools. Please see further information on accessible parking below.


Accessible Parking


Our main accessible parking area is immediately in front of our main reception.

We can permit up to 6 cars - to drive on site for accessible parking near our seal pools and hospital. Speak to our front reception team on arrival who will issue you with a parking pass.

Please note: While our buggy is running during peak times, the number of accessible parking spaces down at our seal pools is reduced, as extra space is required on site to allow our bus to turn around.

If during your visit parking down near our seals pools is full, we can allow visitors to drive on site to drop-off and pick-up, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.


Accessible Toilets

Our accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located in our front reception, and on the left-hand side of our Seal Hospital. Our baby changing facilities include changing units with a weight limit of 50lbs. Unfortunately, there are no permanent toilet facilities once down the hill by our seals pools due to the estuary location.

For further information please email us on or give us a call on 01326 221 361. 


Opening times and dates

To find out about opening times, please visit our opening times page.

To book

To provisionally book in your group, please email or call us on 01326 221361 and the team will get back to you to confirm your booking. 


Terms and conditions

  • Group rates only apply for 10+ people. Any groups arriving with fewer than 10 guests on the day, will not qualify for this rate and will be charged full-priced tickets.
  • Visits including tours or cream teas need to be confirmed by the sanctuary team a minimum of 2 weeks in advance to accommodate dietary requirements and accessibility needs.
  • Please note, this does not include 12-month free entry.