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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

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Address: Seagate Road, Hunstanton PE36 5BH, England
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+44 1485 533576
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is a state-of-the-art marine aquarium taking...

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is a state-of-the-art marine aquarium taking visitors on a memorable undersea odyssey filled with amazing close encounters with sea creatures of astonishing variety. Coming soon for Easter - RainForest Ranger Something exciting has arrived at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary - all the way from the world's Tropical Rainforests. Our team of friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of their jungle beasties. If you've ever wanted to hold a snake, lizard or a giant creepy crawly from the deepest depths of the jungle visit Hunstanton SEA LIFE to meet our new Rainforest Rangers and all of their friends.

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Small but full

Very small but crammed full of different sea life. Small sharks, rays, alligator, frogs, penguins, seals, otters, very big sea turtle, etc. my four year old had a great time. He... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked for feeding the seals. Our guide Ally was very informative and interesting. Enjoyed immensely being at close proximity to the seals. Some of them even picked fish from our fingers. Watched the otters being fed who were adorable. Even though the centre is small, the fish aquariums are well displayed and arranged for a wonderful close up view... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very small but crammed full of different sea life. Small sharks, rays, alligator, frogs, penguins, seals, otters, very big sea turtle, etc. my four year old had a great time. He got to touch a Starfish and throw apple slices into a tank during feeding. It was very cold. A few attractions are outside (penguins and otters). The icy wind... More 

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Thank Airus C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our son's 2nd birthday. It was very cold and windy out so not being able to park closer was kinda sad. (You park in the grass lot btw, there's not really any sign telling you.) I'm so glad we took the trip though. I had been told to skip the London Sea Life and come here instead.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold windy day, very few people. I thought it was overpriced and in my opinion aimed at families with young children. It took me 20 minutes to get round to the end which was a large overpriced gift shop.

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Thank Morton0813
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Halloween wen we went in the afternoon All the prizes had been won what was a bit upsetting for the kids

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Thank Emily M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb !!! We visit regular and all love every minute :-) We adopt an animal every year now ..... always seals so our children always look forward to coming back to see them :-)

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Lowestoft
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the centre when it was not busy. All of the events ran, despite low numbers, and the presenters at each show spoke to us close up, answered our questions and gave clear guidance on how to handle the animals, when relevant. Lots of information was gathered and plenty of hints on how to save the planet without too... More 

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Thank flink1
Norwich
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit often with 4 children they love it the staff sometimes have pop badges for swaps if you are a merlin pass holder then you will know what I mean it's lovely to see the baby seals that have been rescued too

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Thank Sharon4kids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I am being totally honest we only went in to get warm. I have been before when I was little and remember it being rubbish. Although this time I was very surprised, the price was reasonable for what there is. Lots of different animals and loved the penguins! Thought this was great and really enjoyed our quick half an... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic day out for young & old alike. Fun & educational experience with a brand new, revamped centre of excellence, the displays are eye popping & the staff are so friendly & knowledgeable. We had a brilliant time!

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