Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scarborough

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#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Yorkshire
Explore oceans from coastal areas to great depths at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. In more than 50 indoor and outdoor displays, see creatures such as seals, otters, penguins, turtles, and tropical fish. Hold crabs and starfish in the interactive rockpool and walk through the underwater tunnel as sharks swim all around you. Check the schedule to see when keepers feed and train different animals, and learn more about the center's efforts to conserve marine life through its breeding, rescue, and protection programs. Book your tickets online to save on the price of admission at the entrance. Put Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Scarborough trip itinerary planner .
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  • Went nice and early yesterday morning, nice and quiet. Had pictures taken, was done in an hour (no children with us) Otters are the cutest thing ever. Nice day out and could probably get 2 hours out o...  more »
  • Plenty to see at the sealife centre. My daughter loves the animals and could quite happily stay there for hours just watching them all swim. She loved the penguins the most. I love the pictures that t...  more »
  • I paid £13.00 online in advance and was initially shocked that the price at the door was £19.00. Having heard 4 of the 5 available talks I now fully understand the price of admission and of goods in t...  more »
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  • We had a really enjoyable few hours here, there is lots to see and it was quiet enough to view everything. Our toddler had the opportunity to walk through the penguin enclosure and stroke a starfish, both of which fascinated her. It's a bonus to have the outside area and the crazy golf. There was a lot more to see and do than we expected and would visit again.
  • It's a great day out and you can spend most of the day here. There's activities for the kids to do other than seeing the animals, such as holding star fish and collecting stamps from all the exhibits. There's a good crazy golf course after that is included with the price too. The restaurant isn't amazing but it will fill you up while you're there.
  • Pretty good. The staff were really knowledgeable and friendly. Some really great species on display. But the place is quite dated and small, particularly when you compare it with other similarly priced aquariums.
  • A fabulous day out for the old and young alike. Very much worth the ticket prices in my opinion. The work they do in their seal hospital is phenomenal and to be able to see how the animals are thriving is superb. The super friendly penguins are a favourite of ours.
  • The staff are so friendly and the centre does such great work. The animals are clearly well cared for and many are being assisted in their recovery after being rescued. The beach clean up they organised was great and I hope they keep this up throughout the winter. A special discount card for locals that applies only in the off peak seasons/times would be great 😉

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The resort town of Scarborough offers a diverse range of accommodations, including luxury hotels, cozy cottages, quiet B&Bs, and family-owned guesthouses. Take advantage of everything this popular resort has to offer by booking your stay at a seaside hotel, offering easy access to the best beaches and coastal paths. To get away from the tourist crowds, venture deeper inland, where you can relax at a private cottage or traditional inn. Many of Scarborough's self-catering cottages are located in converted barns, now equipped with modern conveniences.
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