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Sealife Manchester, Trafford

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums
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1.8/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
is a guided experience through the wonders of the water. Displays use technology to engage visitors with information about the sea life that populates the aquariums. Themed journeys through European and tropical waters offer close encounters with stingrays, shrimp, and starfish. Visit the website before your visit to book tickets and to learn about the center's conservation efforts. With our online itinerary creator, Urmston attractions like Sealife Manchester can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visitors with 2 young children mid week during term time. So it was quite Children loved the introduction to the sea life centre the the light show about baby turtles. Once inside the path is quite na...  read more »
  • Not the biggest sea life centre, but it's still great if you like aquatic life! Kids will love it, but also adults. It didn't take too long to go round, but your ticket allows you to leave and return....  read more »
  • For my 12th birthday, I went to Sea Life Manchester to do the Sea Trek experience. Prior to my experience, we had a look around the center itself, which is great, but it is quite small. There was a ve...  read more »
  • As with all the places, there isnt enough to justify the cost, however the turtle intro i was impressed with and we extended our visited whilst son played on the softplay. overall son loved it, which is what counts
  • Even with the online price and baby going free... I probably won't return. Yes it was nice and very clean but just so overpriced for what it is. We were walking at babys pace and still reached the end too quickly.
  • I found Sealife to be far overpriced for what it offers. Aside from it being a fairly small operation, it does not have any large marine mammals, and no large reptiles- In the introductory room you're told about turtles and their egg laying habits, etc, but they don't even have the actual animal itself, so...??? Bit of a pointless intro. They do have lots of smaller animals, fishes and crabs and octopuses and jellyfish (and I remember rays and skates too) so it's still a good day out, especially for kids. There is an endless amount of fascination to be had for little 'uns, and there is a lot of information on the various animals they do have. It's a great day out for kids and people otherwise interested in marine life, however I didn't find it worth the price. For what you pay I'd expect a bigger facility and a longer experience.
  • It was disappointing- the speaker started off with a turtle story but she was tired and lazy. The place is small and overstated. The aquarium was nothing exciting, it was nothing short of a fancy fish section in a pet shop. I don't enjoy seeing animals trapped in boxes , but these were small boxes! The kids enjoyed it but really enjoyed the carousel outside much more. I wouldn't visit again but thanks anyway, I've now seen a stingray yay!! Ps: please let the octopus go! He's not happy! He craves attention! Xxx
  • Really not worth the price, EVEN with the online saver tickets. Maybe we had too high expectations but we took our time inside (plus it was quite crowded) and was out within half an hour! The aquarium is very small and doesn't have that many marine animals to feature. The best bits was probably the underwater walkway and stingray tank but it was nothing amazing, I'd recommend saving yourself the disappointment and go to Blue Planet instead. Plus Sealife is very kiddy whereas with Blue Planet is very entertaining for both kids and adults.
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