With the Easter holidays looming, you might be looking for somewhere to take the children for a fantastic family day out. My girls have always loved animals and we naturally gravitate towards animal-themed days out. Recently, we decided to visit Sea Life, Scarborough. We had a wonderful day out!
Admission prices are relatively cheap. However, to keep the cost of our visit to a minimum, we exchanged some of our Tesco Clubcard points for tickets. With the cost of living on the rise, we’re keen to save money whenever we can!
Parking at the site was free at the time of our visit. But when parking is chargeable, it is reasonable.
We booked our tickets in advance (as advised on the website). I believe there are a limited number of tickets sold per day to prevent overcrowding in the building. It is really refreshing to see some businesses still considering the implications of COVID and making attempts to prevent the spread of the infection.
So when we visited, we had ample room to move around and enjoy all there was to offer without having to queue.
There are a variety of different tanks and animals to view at Sea Life Scarborough. The attraction has an effective one-way system, this, therefore, ensures you don’t miss any of the displays.
Some of our highlights!
We particularly enjoyed the shark tunnel. It is an amazing experience to be surrounded by a variety of shark and fish species. There is something quite eerie about this aspect of the attraction!
My daughter absolutely loved the interactive tank. We had the opportunity to touch and feel a number of creatures. We held a soft starfish. And handled a number of different shaped “mermaid purses”. These are empty shark eggs. They came in all different shapes and sizes.
The interactive tank is supervised by a number of well informed and friendly members of staff. They ensure that the live creatures are not harmed by the eager hands of younger children!
Sea Life Scarborough is home to some resident seals. But the centre also rescue wild seals. Often these have been injured by boats and are then brought into the centre for medical treatment. They are then nursed back to health before being released back into the wild.
There is an outdoor viewing platform from which visitors can try to spot some wild marine life. Whales and dolphins are sometimes spotted from the Scarborough shoreline. The viewing platform with its binoculars is a perfect place to try and spot some of these creatures in the wild.
We all took a few moments to enjoy the jellyfish. They are incredibly majestic as they gracefully glide through the water. There is something remarkably therapeutic about jellyfish!
A firm favourite of mine is the ray tank. The rays can be observed on the surface from above the tank or underwater through the observation windows.
To sum up, the staff at Sea Life Scarborough were incredibly friendly. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic family day out. Because we had such a wonderful time, we will certainly be returning to Sea Life Scarborough in the near future!
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