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Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 373414
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Now Open: Penguin Island Get closer than ever before to our colony of...

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! Opening February 2016: SHARK ENCOUNTER! 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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did the train trip from peasholm

Did the round trip on the train and thought we would look in at the Sea Life Sanctuary before returning,a very impressive and informative set up with a penguin keeper who really... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Did the round trip on the train and thought we would look in at the Sea Life Sanctuary before returning,a very impressive and informative set up with a penguin keeper who really loves his family and is very happy to talk about them, the centre is really aimed at informing children and awareness and so is the cafe, it was... More 

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

Hi Steve Thanks for your lovely review of the centre - I think you might have meant to hit 5* instead of 3* :) I am thrilled to hear you found the centre very impressive and informative and that you liked to see the amazing creatures that call SEA LIFE their home. We have an amazing summer event starting this... More 

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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Visited once before but the first time with our two year old son, he loved it, we loved it and my parents loved it. Great for families the only thing you should be aware of is that you are asked to leave your push chairs at the entrance so i'd guess it can be a bit of a back breaker... More 

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

Hi Keirran Thank you for your lovely 5* review. I am thrilled to hear you had a great family day out with us and that your two year old son loved it, alongside yourselves and your parents - we are fun for everyone :) We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We were on holiday in Scarborough and due to the rain we decided to go here and I gave to say what a great pleasure it was. My grandson had a great time Finding all the symbols in the search book. Even with the rain to see all the various fish, seals,otters and penguins was fantastic, we all had a... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your lovely review. It's so amazing to hear that you found it a pleasure to visit us and that your grandson enjoyed his trip too! We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes More 

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

During our holiday we decided to visit the sea life centre what a mistake! We were there less than an hour access for pram was terrible! They had brand new attractions with NO access for prams or wheel chairs so if you have either do not bother we had to pick the pram up 8 times over stairs during the... More 

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

Dear Ozzo123 Thank you for review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to confirm that whilst we have some restrictions all areas within the attraction are accessible for both prams and wheelchairs. The restriction of prams through Penguin island is done for the penguin welfare. Which I am sure you would agree is our primary concern. We have reviewed all... More 

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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Don't just pay on the door as the price is virtually doubled. You can book online for better prices. We were staying at a Haven Camp and got tickets from reception with 50% off. Only spent a couple of hours looking round but we arrived quite late and missed most of the feeding times. Was still a good visit. Plenty... More 

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

Hi Michelle Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you had a good day out despite visiting later in the afternoon. You are absolutely right - you can save buy pre-booking your tickets online for the centre and make amazing savings! We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We went here with our merlin passes , the turtle section is amazing and there is a good mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, it's smaller than the Weymouth one and the London one so it fills half a day easily, staff were friendly. Had to queue to get in despite having passes, and the cafe was overpriced for mediocre... More 

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Thank 40lulu
Scarborough S, Public Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely 4* review. I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day with us and had a nice day out! We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Good little attraction for the family always worth a visit, very friendly staff always willing to help and full of knowledge

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

Hi Anthony Thank you for your review, I am so thrilled to hear you found us a good attraction and our staff where helpful and friendly. We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

With family who live on the coast near Scarborough we were aware of the sea life centre. We visited as a family party, 6 Adults, 1 teen, 1 pre nursery and 1 infant. We arrived and paid the parking fee (the parking is not related/controlled by the sea life centre but in trying to give a useful review its worth... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your review. Firstly, I am disappointed with your review as I understand that your complaints regarding pushchair access were addressed with the manager on the day of your visit and that you gratefully accepted free return tickets for another trip. I am very sorry if your family felt offended when asked to move the pushchair... More 

Leamington Spa. Warwickshire
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We spent several hours here, it has lots of animals to see, otters, very cute, we watched the penguins being feed, the fish are wonderful, the tanks are all very clean, we enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Marlen9
Scarborough S, Public Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your lovely 5* review. I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed several hours at the centre seeing all our amazing residents! We have an amazing summer event starting this weekend and finishing in September and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes More 

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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A great few hours out interesting things to see and learn good talks from keepers however expensive and a nightmare with the buggy and lots of stairs....

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

Hi Sarah Thank you for your 4* review. We are thrilled to hear you had a great few hours with us and learnt some fishy facts from the talks and feeds. Unfortunately due to the age and nature of the building we do have stairs around the centre. Please rest assured though we are looking into long terms solutions to... More 

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