Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scarborough

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#3 of 7 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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to sea life centre today. We were a family of 5 including teenager and a baby. Would advise to book tickets online as I don’t think it would be worth the full price! We go...  more »
  • £50 for 3 people. Might as well close the “aquarium” and just turn it into a shop. This place has gone steadily downhill over the last decade and it’s getting pretty tragic. Everyone should definitely...  more »
  • Beautiful Breathtaking something for all the family go and see all the sea life creatures, they have everything, a perfect afternoon for all the family  more »
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  • Great little place to spend a couple of hours. Book online though it's a lot cheaper than on the door. Staff were all great and very helpful. Talks were good. Hannah (part of the team there ) was fab and very informative and my daughter thought she was amazing! Food good and relatively well priced. Mini golf was a little sad but you can't have everything! Worth a visit. Book in about 2 to 2.5hrs to see everything Inc lunch.
  • This Sea Life Centre is a wonderful little attraction on the outskirts of the coastal town of Scarborough. Whilst not the biggest in the family, it’s definitely a nice and rather quaint attraction. There is plenty of different sea life animals and fish, as well as Penguins (my personal favourite). There is also a playground, free of charge, as well as a Crazy Golf, which is chargeable during the main season, and free out of season. A lot of the attraction is inside, but some is outside and open to the elements. Pack a coat on a rainy winters day, as even inside, its freezing due to the open nature of the walk through building. All in all, a good attraction. You should be able to locate a discount voucher in local press or on the Internet for cheaper admission.
  • We got the tickets for half price. Wouldnt have paid full price. They had some interesting fish. They also had otters, penguins and seals too. It took no more than a hour and half to go around. You can come in and out all day as much as you like but I don't see why you would. I would recommend it if you get the tickets for half price.
  • Loved the place, had such a good time even if it was off season. The staff where really friendly and the walk in enclosure for the penguins sealed the deal, they do amazing work. They have great facilities and a cafe at the end followed by a shop. I found a voucher from the city center info which gave discount. Can't recommend enough! A must if your in the area!
  • This is a lovely family attraction & great for young children. However I would urge everyone to NOT stop on the way out for refreshments in the cafe - your coffee will come in SINGLE USE NON RECYCLABLE Costa Coffee cups - you'll see the board in the turtle area that encourages you to not use these items to do your bit for marine conservation, & the drinks for children are also packaged in non-recyclable, mixed material containers, complete with straw.... quite a disgrace & so hypocritical. Take a drink & snack with you, or visit the pub nearby which is very child friendly & does nice food.

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