Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scarborough

2.9
#3 of 10 in Parks in Scarborough
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. To visit Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary on your trip to Scarborough, use our Scarborough vacation builder.
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  • I bought our tickets from the kiosk in North Bay next to the Mini Railway and only paid £9.50 each. We then caught the train up to the Sea Life Centre. We went on a Saturday morning, if you do this, g...  more »
  • My family came to Scarborough for a long weekend break with my three grandchildren and they enjoyed the whole experience at sea life centre. Only thing they were disappointed with was there weren't an...  more »
  • Ticket 18 pound on the door per adult . Parking £4 or you can park a lot further away for free. Length of time spent 1hr 15 minutes . First pond empty . Second pond shark and rays ok. Okay enough talk...  more »
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  • The octopus was great! And pacific! The penguins were just as cheeky as advertised. I understand it is the penguins who own the pay parking lot? Pretty cheeky, penguins. Pretty cheeky. Parking is the only downside here - whoever DOES own it has let the pay machines fall into disrepair. As other reviews say, paying by card doesn't work, so coin only - and old-style coins only. Sea life made change for us, but I understand that isn't their policy. Free street parking a short distance away.
  • Excellent for children and families due to activity pack and things to look for as you walk around. Outside section inc picnic area is good. Make sure to get half price by booking online (or adult goes free offers) otherwise too expensive. Quite a small place so obviously not as much to see as places like The Deep in Hull. Good fun if combined with trip on train from just outside too.
  • 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 😉
  • Giving 3 stars due to the place being pretty small for the hefty admission fee. The animals seem well looked after and has a great squid/octopus section which is not seen so much at aquariums. You'll soon whizz around this place though. Keep an eye out for 2-4-1 vouchers which make the visit far more reasonable.
  • The staff were great and very knowledgeable and informative. The exhibit was amazing and a must see by everyone. I have been several times and it is great for kids and adults alike. If you are on a caravan site check if you can get hugely discounted tickets but if not it is still worth the entry fee. Cafe isn't great but it will suffice although they could make alot more money if it was run better.

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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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