Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough

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Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough - Address, Phone Number

Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England

Phone: +440-1723373414

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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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 Information

  • 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.

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary Ticket Prices

  • 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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  •  Bus: Old Scalby Mills (N-bound) – 3, 3A. Scholes Park Avenue (E-bound) – 3, 3A.Scholes Park Cliff (W-bound).

Restaurants Near Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

  • The Ivanhoe
  • Blue Crush
  • The Glass House Bistro

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Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough Reviews - Write a Review

  • We had a wonderful day out here at Scarborough Sea Life Centre. Andy at reception was excellent and each of the information presentations were very enjoyable. We saw all but the one about Turtles. The Cafe was just what was needed by a couple of small people in tow who both really enjoyed the whole day. Couldn't recommended it highly enough.

  • Visited November 2017..The car park was free because it was out of season..situated in a stunning spot right on sea front on North parade, with excellent views..Best to buy tickets on line as pay at the door is expensive..Very good place for children to learn about what is in our seas, as there are talks and tutorials at different times..Staff are excellent. All in all a very good visit and would go 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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