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Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England
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+44 1723 373414
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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New 2017: Octopus Hideout! Meet Babs, our Giant Pacific Octopus and her 8...

New 2017: Octopus Hideout! Meet Babs, our Giant Pacific Octopus and her 8 armed friends in our incredible new feature opening this February Half Term. Now Open: Penguin Island Get closer than ever before to our colony of Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home. Waddle side by side with our adorable penguins and watch them make a splash as they play in their babbling waterfall! Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience. Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight on the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other incredible creatures. Meet Ed our playful seal and watch out for him splashing around. Watch our otters Eric and Pumpkin as they learn new skills through a special training programme. Visit our Turtle Sanctuary and help feed our native sharks and rays! Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE Scarborough Now you can combine your SEA LIFE voyage with a round of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf*! It's a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering a new challenge at every hole.In true pirate style, your navigation skills will be tested as you make your way around cannons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels. Will you hold your nerve as you jump aboard a pirate raft and make your way over water to the half way point? Can you conquer all 12 holes? Do you have enough skill to beat your friends and family? There's only one way to find out!*Separate charge applies

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Visited my adopted penguin on the last day of my annual pass :-( Shame the walk through is still shut but needs must. Managed to find Skipoer swimming thanks to their helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with my 3 year old and 5 month old midweek. I booked the parent and toddler ticket which was good value for all 3 of us at £14. My 3 year old really enjoyed it and raced around so we had to go around twice to make sure we had seen everything.My 5 month old was mesmerised by... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed my visit here yesterday. The best bits were definitely all the talks that were going on at various exhibits. They were very informative and you got to see the animals close up. The staff who delivered the talks clearly knew their stuff and were able to answer any questions from the public with great knowledge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were all very friendly. The venue isn't the largest but what they do have there is interesting, fun and fascinating. It's very clean and well kept. All animals seemed happy in there environments

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Think it's amazing what these people do to help our sea life loved the seals and the new octopus addition the people were very knowledgeable and passionate about their work which was nice to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited my adopted penguin on the last day of my annual pass :-( Shame the walk through is still shut but needs must. Managed to find Skipoer swimming thanks to their helpful armband chart. Wonder if you could tell me who the purple armband belongs to please? (See pic). Do love it here. Will return soon

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Thank strontium38
Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Strontium38 Thanks for your review. Unfortunately our desk top does not show the photo. However based on the description we would believe it to be Rico. Thanks Sophie More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked online and were given a halfpast two time to get in, the web site said it closed at five on a Sunday but when we arrived we were told it shut at four. One and a half hours is not long for such a fantastic attraction. I feel that at £45 for the five of us it was... More 

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Thank Paul L
Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Paul L Thanks for your review. We are sorry to learn that your expectation was that we were open until 5:00pm. Having checked our web site we have the following information. SEA LIFE Scarborough is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) 27th Feb - 7th April: 10:00am - 16:00pm (Last admission to the centre at 15:00pm) If... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time I visited including last June. While it pains me to say it wasn't great I did try to look for all positives!! I mean I want to do what I can to support the sealife however Scarborough's sealife centre is surely underfunded in comparison to other centres! I have visited within the last 18 months... More 

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Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Vonny100 Thanks for your review. I am sorry to read certain aspects of your feedback. We are pleased to state that over the past 3 years we have invested heavily in the centre in order to provide guests with a more enriching experience. in the past 2 years we have created and redeveloped both a brand new ocean Tunnel... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I take my 3 and half year old nephew, he loves it. Our highlight is the seal talk and feeding session, really interesting to hear about the seal hospital (and see it) where they are treated before being let back into the sea. Also there's a room where the kids can interact with sea creatures and the SeaLife man in... More 

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Thank LMPNorthYorkshire
Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear LMPNorthYorkshire Thanks for your feedback surrounding your recent visit. We are so pleased to learn that your nephew loves visiting us. We note your comments surrounding car parking and can confirm that the car park is both owned and operated by Scarborough Council. Regarding entry we are pleased to confirm that tickets are available for £9.50 when booked in... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

came here with my freind Megan it's been long time since i'd been last time i came i must have been about 4 years old so i can't really reamber much but i'm guessing a lot's changed since then.I can't really decide what was my favorite part but i did find the octopus quick interesting id never seen one as... More 

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Scarborough S, Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Elisha, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your visit to us here at Scarborough Sea Life and particularly enjoyed seeing our beautiful loggerhead turtle Antiopi and the Octopus hideout. For future reference if you book your tickets via our website you will save around 40% off the cost of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

in the shape of some pretty cute penguins easily the best day out iv had in a while ,the staff love to chat about their charges and even allow you to feed the fish , the seals are so cute and the storys surrounding their stay at the zoo is both heartbreaking and enlightening at the same time .well worth... More 

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Scarborough S, Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sandra Thank you for your 5 star review I will be sure to share your great feedback with the rest of the team. Kind Regards Hayley More 

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