The Scarborough SEA LIFE sanctuary takes the marine life experience beyond your typical aquarium-ish tours. At the sanctuary, you’ll practically be face to face with feared sharks, timid turtles and spirited seals.
Take an easy paced walk in the underwater tunnel with the kids and spend the day in themed sections of the sanctuary that houses jelly fish, sharks, rays, otters, penguins, seahorses and over 150 different species of fish.
SEA LIFE sanctuary undertakes conservation of marine life, protecting injured animals and breeding of endangered species. The Seal Hospital cares for a number of rescued seals recovering from their injuries. Many of the animals there have unique rescue stories. The staff is super friendly and are well trained to engage little children with fascinating facts about sea life. The displays are well maintained and animals are clearly looked after well. It makes for a great family day out.
- At particular times, you will get to be a part of the feeding session for various animals.
- Dive Adventure quiz trail – pride yourself on your knowledge about marine life? Put it to the test with the quiz trail.
- Meet Eric and Pumpkin, the much loved otter pair at the sanctuary. Watch them learn and perform new skills in a training show.
- The jellyfish tanks – Observe their beautifully mesmerizing forms of the jellyfish float around in colourfully lit tube tanks to the sound of music.
- Pirate Adventure Mini Golf - you have definitely never played golf like this. Groups undertake different challenges at each of the 12 holes (if they manage to reach all 12, that is), proving their navigation skills as they move around cannons, gun powder barrels and treasure chests. Prove your mettle or walk the plank!
- Rockpool - if you are not afraid to get a little wet, join the sea life experts in exploring creatures that live under rocks around coastlines. At the Rockpool, you get to hold crabs, starfish, shrimp and other shelled creatures and it is completely safe.Just make sure your kids aren’t trying to adopt them and sneaking off with them.
Go home with the satisfaction of having known your watery friends a little better.
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary Travel Tips
- SEA LIFE Sanctuary is completely accessible to wheelchair users.
- For guests requiring support or assistance on their visit, the admission desk offers a free carer admission.
- The sanctuary gets a lot of school children and families. Solitary travellers or visitors in general will find the place to be cramped and noisy.
- The raucous crowds, long queues (sometimes 40 minutes to an hour) and costly tickets make this attraction sort of over-priced.
- Pets are not allowed at the sanctuary.
- Information booklets and maps are available online.
Entrance Ticket Details For Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary
- Individual £ 16.20, Group of 2-6 £ 13.20 per person.
- SEA LIFE sanctuary website offers a ‘Gold Package’ deal with includes entry into the SEA LIFE sanctuary, a guidebook, a £3 discount on purchases at the gift shop, a £ 5 voucher for the restaurant and one round of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf.
- If you book online you get a discount of 35% on individual and group tickets.
- Pirate Adventure Mini Golf charges are separate.
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary Hours
- Entry closes one hour before the closing time.
- The animals are fed everyday between 11am and 3pm, and visitors are welcome to assist the feeding of various animals during this time.
How to Reach Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary
- Bus: Old Scalby Mills (N-bound) – 3, 3A. Scholes Park Avenue (E-bound) – 3, 3A.Scholes Park Cliff (W-bound).
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68.78% of people who visit Scarborough include Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary in their plan
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67.5% of people start their Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary
51.35% of people prefer walking in order to reach Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary