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

Registration 8.30am - Run starts at 9.30am

Say hello to the seals and take in the view of the
Helford estuary during our 3K muddy fun run!

All entrants receive an exclusive ‘Sprint for Seals 2020’
medal and entry to the sanctuary.

Open to all ages.
£12 under 16’s. £15 over 16’s.
Prizes will be awarded to the best fundraisers!
Please be aware that the run will encompass slopes, hills and muddy/bumpy areas.