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SEA LIFE Manchester

from £15 per person

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Sea Life Centre at Manchester!

The SEA LIFE Manchester will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays.

Are you a Shark lover or Seahorse fanatic? Perhaps it’s the graceful rays or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Manchester you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

Experience Europe’s first Sea Bed Walk the Sea Life Centre in Manchester. This is home to the curious and exotic world of marine creatures from oceans near and far - from cuttlefish and crabs to stingrays and sharks - at Sea Life you'll discover them all!

The interactive 'Touchpool' is where you get (a little) wet! If you’ve ever wondered what lives in the rockpools around our coast, this is the place to find out. Get really close to the wonderful creatures that live on our shores.

Things to Do:

  • Amazing Underwater Ocean Tunnel
  • 30 incredible displays
  • More than 5,000 sea creatures
  • Hold a crab or touch a starfish in our interactive 'Touchpool' experience
  • Watch our fun talks and feed shows throughout the day

Incredible Weedy and Leafy Sea Dragons have taken centre stage at the SEA LIFE centre Manchester as they are welcomed into an ever growing family!

The UK's first Hammerhead Sharks have arrived!

Come and visit SEA LIFE's new residents, the Hammerhead sharks as they join the black-tipped reef sharks and giant sea turtles in the tropical ocean tank. These stunning creatures will be the first for a UK aquarium, so don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see these strange and beautiful animals up close!

And there's more...

  • Many spectacular displays including rockpools, tortoise breeding and awesome tropical features.

  • See the amazing Rockpool experience - hold a crab and touch a starfish!

  • Watch the sharks swim overhead in the Underwater Ocean Tunnel

  • Discover how the Octopus like to decorate his home!

  • Spot the Clownfish hiding in the corals. Watch how shy and secretive they are

  • Do you know how a Seahorse gives birth to their young? Did you know they reproduce every three months! Find out why they are endangered in the wild

  • Learn about our Breed, Rescue and Protect Programme

.....and for a well-earned rest?

  • Treat yourself to 5 minutes rest with the kids soft play centre! Keep the youngsters entertained while you have a well-earned rest.

  • Children under 3 can explore the wonders of the deep at the Manchester Sea Life centre completely FREE of charge!


Open daily* from 10.00am until 7pm (excluding Christmas Day)

Last Admission:

  • Last Admission is 5pm everyday
  • Weekends and holidays 5pm
  • LOCATION: With the Trafford Centre, Barton Square.

10.30am/ 2pm- Shipwreck (Available daily)

Find out more about the incredible abilities of Octopuses and learn about the wonderful life of the Clown Fish!

11am/ 5.30pm- Turtle World (Available daily)

Learn all about Ernie our resident giant Green Sea Turtle and the many other Turtles here at SEA LIFE Manchester

11.30am/ 4.30- Sea Trek and Breed, Rescue, Protect (Available daily)

Learn all about the history of diving from our dive experts, as well as the conservation work that we do here at SEA LIFE Manchester.

12pm/ 5pm- Ocean (Available Daily)

Discover all about our Sharks, Rays, a Turtle and all of our tropical fish in our 480,000 litre ocean tank.

12.30pm/ 3pm- Rays (Available Daily)

Find out all about our 3 species of Ray including our Blue Spotted Stingrays

1pm/ 4pm- Turtle Tea Time (Available daily)

Come and see our resident giant Green Sea Turtle Ernie being fed, his favourite meal is a mixture of lettuce and brussel sprouts.

1.30pm - Sharks (Available Tues/ Thurs/ Sat)

Come and see our Sharks and all of our Tropical Fish being fed.

5pm - Discoveries of the Deep (Weekends and Holidays Only)

Come and discuss some of the amazing discoveries found in our oceans with our team. Touch a stingray barb, handle real shark teeth and much more!

Ticket Information

Opening Dates: Daily year round excluding Christmas Day.

Immediate entry into LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is not guaranteed. During busy periods you will be required to exchange this voucher for a timed entry ticket. We therefore strongly recommend arriving at the attraction as early as possible to reduce your waiting time.

Opening Times: Open 10am-6.30pm, daily. Last admission is at 5pm.

IMPORTANT: Customers must PRINT and exchange their voucher with admission staff at Till 1 or 2 for a time slot upon arrival. If the attraction is particularly busy on the day then admission staff will provide customers with an allocated time to return during that day. Please note during school holidays the attraction is particularly busier than normal so please expect delays.

Duration: Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit once inside the attraction, although you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

Address: Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester is located at Unit D5, Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS. SEA LIFE Manchester is located at Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS

Additional Information: Combination ticket holders have up to 90 days from the date of the visit to the first attraction to go to the second attraction. Please note that if you redeem combo tickets from SEA LIFE then you have to book a date and timeslot to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Centre when they collect their tickets. Guests who buy their combo tickets from LEGOLAND Discovery Centre can visit Sea Life anytime within 90 days at present. This voucher is not for re-sale. You may be requested to show the credit card that you used to make the purchase when collecting your tickets at the attraction.

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