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Sea Life Manchester

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Address: Barton Square | The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Trafford M17 8AS, England
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+44 871 221 2483
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater...

SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!

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Lots for the kids to see and lots to learn. Not sure we could afford to go again as it's extremely expensive for a family of 4 ( there are offers you can get so I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy L
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really informative colourful and fun day out, we have been to sea life for quite a few years and my kids whatever age have always enjoyed their visit, there is something for everyone and it is really accessible for all

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Thank lizgaffney1973
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us and that you had such a fun day out. Its great to see you children had a great time. I hope they got to see all our... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice few hours looking at all the different animals and listening to the talks! All members of staff were lovely and polite the whole way through the centre! Would like A few more hands on stations or talks, but did like the fact you could touch starfish and crabs. Also, I found the centre very warm inside so take a... More 

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Thank Emily G
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you had a great time with us and that you thought all the staff were friendly and helpful. Its great to see you got to see some of our talk and feeding demonstrations. These are a... More 

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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over in half an hour very small tanks it was very quiet but if busy you would get near the tanks Not worth the price at all we had free tickets so didn't complain would never ever pay to go....

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Thank Hannah P
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am sorry to see you wasn't completely satisfied with your visit and that you thought the centre was too small. We are smaller than some aquariums you may have visited in the past however this is due to us being... More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots for the kids to see and lots to learn. Not sure we could afford to go again as it's extremely expensive for a family of 4 ( there are offers you can get so I would recommend that) the boys were also disappointed that the prize at the end after completing their book was a round peace of plastic... More 

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Thank Joy L
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. Sorry to hear you thought the admission price was expensive. You are correct in that there are offers and discounts to make your visit cheaper. You can pre book online 24 hours in advance to make a saving and there are... More 

Rugby, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have done this before which is fine with adults but this time 2 x kids with no parents which is fine but the kids dont want to get in; standing in the tank for 20 plus minutes aint great when you are standing in the same spot, great that you allow 8 yr olds but should be with an... More 

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Thank Mandy W
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are glad to see you took part in our Sea Trek experience. We are sorry to see that you thought it was too long in the tank. We estimate about 15 minutes in the tank but where we can we try... More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for the sea trek experience booked through virgin experience. Booking it was expensive 0871 number having said that it was the only problem. We got there and were met by one of the girls.I must say all the staff working there were absolutely awesome very well trained and made you feel really safe. The experience itself is... More 

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Thank Jon C
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am sorry about the prices to call our contact centre to book the experience. We are working to try and lower these costs so I do apologise. I am glad you enjoyed your Sea Trek experience and that all the... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled 5hrs to Manchester for the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the 9th birthday of my twin boys. Unfortunately they went from exceptionally excited, to a full blown panic attack at the top of the tank. The 3 girls, Stef, Charlie & Amiee were amazing, they rescheduled our experience for later in the day to ensure we didn't have... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that your boys enjoyed their Sea Trek experience with us and that they managed to get into the tank on their reschedual. I am happy to see that the dive team went out of their way... More 

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well done little sealife. Lots of information on all fishes, very interesting for kids. Hands on rock pool, indoor play area. Nice visit. Would do it again if visiting Manchester.

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Thank Andre B
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you had a great visit with us and that you thought the centre was very interesting for children. We are glad you enjoyed our interactive rock pool experience, where you have the chance to touch either... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good but we had vouchers so only paid £30 for our two kids so it wasn't bad would of been very disappointed if I would of paid over £70 for the 4 of us as you are in and out in an hour. But some interesting fish in there and the staff where very friendly and helpful they just... More 

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Thank Jason B
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I'm happy to see you and your family had a great time with us and that you thought our staff were friendly and helpful. We are sorry you thought the prices were too high, however its great to see you made... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combined visit with one to Legoland. Appeals to a more varied age group and informative even for adults

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Thank Ian M
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am happy to see you made the most of your visit with our combination ticket which includes a trip to Legoland. The combination ticket allows one entry into both Sea Life and Legoland. Not only are you making an amazing... More 

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