What's On

Keep up to date with our seasonal events here at the Sanctuary!



Seal Detectives

15th February – 23rd February

Spend the day with Seal-Lock Holmes and the entertainments team, to train to become a mini marine biologist!

• Help the team to identify the differences between marine mammals

• Search for the missing fish of the ocean and learn about how plastics are affecting our environment

• Join us for daily talks and feeds, VR experience, crafts, mock seal pup rescue and much more!

You may even spot Hope the Seal, the Sanctuary mascot!



Locals Annual Ticket Sale

31st January - 29th February 2020

As Cornwall’s only working seal hospital, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary has become a crusader of animal welfare and a champion of our coastlines marine animals. The Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups rescued from around the Cornish coastline, when visiting the Sanctuary you can meet seal pups who are going through rehabilitation ahead of being released back into the wild. We are also home to resident animals, who live here at the Sanctuary. Say hello to our Seals, Penguins, Otters, Sea Lions, Ponies, Goats and Sheep. The Sanctuary is set amongst 40 acres of beautiful woodland, the perfect resting point for enjoying views of the picturesque Helford River. Conservation enthusiasts can see our rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts in action and get involved with the Sanctuaries seasonal events calendar.

You can also take advantage of the Sanctuaries delicious menu which celebrates locally sourced food and drink. Enjoy a steaming mug of barista coffee and a Cornish pasty, just some of the many tasty treats we have on offer.

How do I get my Annual Ticket?

You can buy your pass at the Cornish Seal Sanctuaries admission desk throughout February. To purchase an annual ticket, you simply need to bring along proof of residence in Cornwall.

Local Annual Ticket Price

Adult – £10.00
Child - £8.00



Sprint for Seals

Sprint for Seals Cornish Seal Sanctuary 2020 at the Saturday 21st March 2020 at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

We are writing to inform you that we have taken the sad decision to postpone Saturday’s fun run ‘Sprint for Seals’ due to the ongoing situation surrounding Coronavirus. The decision has been made in the interests of participants’ health and safety. The run will be rearranged for a later date when the situation is more stable.


We have the contact details of all participants and will keep these on file so that everyone will be invited to run when the new date has been confirmed. If anyone has any concerns, please feel free to contact the sanctuary on 01326 221261.


We have taken note of all fundraising efforts to date, and will announce the winner after the run has taken place later in the year.


We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you again soon.



Spring into Easter at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary!

28th March – 19th April


• Bounce over to our Virtual Reality experience – from Rescue to Release and experience seal pup rescue through a pups eyes

• Hop up to the Seal Hospital for a teddy bear check, bring along your teddy to get a full health check and a seal pup tag!

• Skip on over to our Eco- Easter workshops to learn all about simple changes you can make to be more eco friendly

• Face Painting

• Easter Crafts


All this and much more! Including our fantastic talks and feeds.