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3 things worth shouting about:

  1. Fawn over rescued (and rehabilitated) seals in Yorkshire’s only seal hospital
  2. Check out special events like beach cleans and splashing about with real(ish) mermaids
  3. Meet amazing creatures like penguins, otter and a whole host of sea life

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What is there to do at SEA LIFE Scarborough?

Seals at SEALIFE Scarborough

Seal Hospital


Otters at SEALIFE Great Yarmouth

Otter River


Child enjoying Coral Cove at SEALIFE Scarborough

Coral Cove


Child enjoying slide at SEA LIFE Scarborough playground

Beach Bites Outdoor Adventure Playground


Couple enjoying view at SEA LIFE Scarborough Ocean Tunnel

Ocean Tunnel

Themed Area

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SEA LIFE Scarborough tips and tricks


Sam says

"Donate to help out"

You can take in old towels to donate for any sick animals.


Clare says

"Be careful bringing your buggy!"

Some areas are quite narrow if you have a buggy.


Sam says

"Beware, they have snakes upstairs!"

Just to warn anyone with a phobia like me, they have snakes upstairs!

What to expect at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Step off the beach into an underwater world

After a Yorkshire day out that’s fun and teaches you a bit about the ocean too? Touring this Scarborough aquarium is a trip around the world’s oceans in a couple of hours – with a rainforest pitstop thrown in too.

The different zones are a real treat to wander round. You’ll see creatures of the Great Barrier Reef, including the blue spotted stingray, see sharks swimming overhead in the Ocean Tunnel and meet some of the local residents too.

Penguin Island is a special walkthrough enclosure, so you can get closer than ever to the cheeky Humboldt penguin colony, then there’s Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital. They rescue, rehabilitate and release over 50 seals every year. They’re super cute and you get good karma for visiting the patients.

Down in Rainforest Adventure, it’s insects and reptiles that are the main characters (think posion arrow dart frogs and green tree pythons). And no prizes for guessing who’s star of the show at Otter River – the playful Asian short-clawed otters, Eric and Pumpkin, of course.

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Facilites you'll find at SEA LIFE Scarborough

  • Picnic Friendly
  • On-site Café(s)
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Off-site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Childrens Playground

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How to get toSEA LIFE Scarborough

Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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SEA LIFE Scarborough Opening Times

Mon - Sun 9:30am - 5pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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SEA LIFE Scarborough at a glance

SEA LIFE Scarborough is an attraction based in Scarborough. It is listed in Aquariums Interactive Experiences . We have tickets available starting at £18.00.

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Here are the questions people are asking about SEA LIFE Scarborough

How long does it take go round SEA LIFE Scarborough?

People usually spend around 2 hours exploring all SEA LIFE Scarborough has to offer, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.

Do you have to pay for parking at SEA LIFE Scarborough?

The SEA LIFE Centre in Scarborough doesn’t have its own car park, but there is one right outside. Bear in mind that this car park is pay and display, including for disabled parking.

Is SEA LIFE Scarborough indoors?

SEA LIFE Scarborough is an indoor and outdoor aquarium so keep in mind that you might experience some good old British weather.

Where is SEA LIFE Scarborough?

SEA LIFE Scarborough is easy to find on the North Bay.

When Is SEA LIFE Scarborough open?

It’s usually open 9:30am - 5pm daily, but this can change so it's worth checking the official website.

Can I change the date of my SEA LIFE Scarborough ticket?

The booking guarantee means you can change your ticket dates online up to three times if the aquarium closes, new restrictions are introduced or you’re ill. It doesn’t apply to premium tickets though.

Is SEA LIFE Scarborough accessible?

It’s fully accessible but guests with mobility issues have to take a different route around – you’ll get a map when you arrive. There’s a lift upstairs to the turtle sanctuary and restaurant, and carers get in for free (bring proof you’re eligible though).

Is SEA LIFE Scarborough good for small children?

The security setup is robust and there’s a dedicated team there to keep you safe, under three’s get in for free and there are baby changing facilities.

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