Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Hunstanton

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Jump into a sea of ocean life at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary. Here you’ll find a wide range of marine animals from sharks and rays to otters and penguins. The site has a seal hospital, where they collect stranded or injured seals and rehabilitate them to live again in the wild. Pet starfish and sea urchins in the shallow pools. Check the feeding schedule to learn firsthand information from the handlers about the animals. Look up the location in advance, as it can be difficult to find. Also, check that the sancutary is open to visitors; in 2013, the site was being renovated after damages due to flooding. To visit Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary on your trip to Hunstanton, use our Hunstanton trip planner .
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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Reviews
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  • An interesting place to go to with or without children. Lots of fish, seals, penguins and a great playground.  more »
  • I arranged a group trip to the Sea Life Centre. This included ourselves with Merlin passes, with adults and children, som of whom were disabled. The centre is well laid out with friendly staff on hand...  more »
  • We loved the sea life centre good learning code for every one and the seal hospital the work that you all do, I down loaded my tickets and saved money on each ticket well done me over all we had a fan...  more »
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  • Wonderful place and brilliant helpful staff, also on the actual beach front and what a beautiful beach! The animals all seem very well taken care of and the staff knowledgeable when asked about them. It has a cool pirate ship playground good for kids around 5+. We ate on the sea front which was reasonably priced and delicious. Would definitely go again, we did have vouchers, but you can get the same discount if you book online which is worth doing as it can work out quite pricey for entrance.
  • A lovely place to spend time with our young family. The six year old had a great time going around and hunting for the clues to the quiz - he'd actually been previously with school so was giving us snippets of information as we went around! The one year old was mesmerised by the tanks and colourful fish. The play area was also a big hit - there's a load of sand, every kids dream! The staff were super friendly, very knowledgeable and went out of their way to make the experience amazing for the kids (one member of staff even ran after us and presented our boy with a badge because he didn't fancy touching the starfish but they didn't want him to miss out!) The only negatives I can give are the price, although you quickly see how expensive it must be to run such a place, and the size, it's really not very big which is a shame. The facilities are top notch however and the cafe very welcome on a cold October day! We will be back!
  • Sea life centre was a lovely place to visit our 3 year old Grandson was thrilled seeing all the different fish up close through the glass. And the Penguins, Seal's and Otter's enjoying themselves in a perfect environment ! Well worth a visit.
  • This is an amazing place and gives you something to do on both a dry and rainy day in Hunstanton. Lots to see and do and it has a good outside play area. Staff are always so happy!!
  • love they have different viewing styles like the tunnels so you can feel inside the tanks. great they have a play area outside other wise it'd be highly priced as you could be in and out in 30 minutes depending on a child's level of interest. fact you can go back in once hand stamped is good.

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