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Seasick: Free Underwater Escape this National Sickie Day

  • Wednesday 31st January 2024

Zebra Shark

Ready to ditch the daily grind just one month into 2024? You're not alone! To combat the post-January blues, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is offering the first 20 people who decide to visit National Sickie Day the opportunity to enjoy a day of underwater wonders absolutely free!

Numerous studies, including research from Plymouth Marjon University, have shown that spending time near water has a positive impact on mental well-being. Whether it's the calming sound of waves, the soothing colour blue, or the mesmerizing movements of marine life*, the benefits are undeniable. In fact, studies show just being in an aquarium can have significant stress-reducing effects including lowering heart rates and blood pressure, while enhancing positive mood*

National Sickie Day, observed on the first Monday in February, has gained a reputation as the day when employees across the nation decide to take a well-deserved break to reset after the challenging first month of the year.

The many blue tanks and calming exhibits at SEA LIFE London Aquarium provide the perfect aquatic oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering a unique opportunity to reset and rejuvenate. 

Catherine Pritchard, General Manager at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, said: “We know how difficult it is getting back into the routine of working life in the New Year, and January can be a challenging month. However, knowing that aquariums have significant stress-reducing effects, we invite those who are in need of a reset to visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium this National Sickie Day.

Come and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of our breathtaking exhibits, encounter fascinating sea creatures, and let the underwater world transport you to a state of calm and relaxation.”

To be in with a chance of escaping the hustle and bustle and treating yourself to the ultimate reset day for free, simply make sure you are one of the first 20 people to say ‘I’ve pulled a sickie’ at SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s admissions desk on National Sickie Day.

Terms & Conditions 

  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium's National Sickie Day free entry offer is available on the 5th of February 2024 for the first 20 guests who enter the attraction and quote 'I've pulled a sickie for National Sickie Day'. 
  • Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or deal.
  • Valid once only on 5th February 2024. 
  • Offer only valid between attraction opening hours.  

Ticket information

  • Entry at your chosen 15-minute time slot
  • Discover species from around the world in 14 themed zones and interact with them at with our public feeding, diving displays and touch pools

Ticket information

  • Arrive at any time on the day of your choice

About the experience

  • Arrive at any time on the day of your choice
  • Enjoy an immersive SEA LIFE virtual reality experience
  • Plus an exclusive mission pack or guidebook