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School Trips

Hands on experiences with fascinating educational workshops

SCHOOLS LOVE SEA LIFE MANCHESTER!

SEA LIFE Manchester offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where pupils will get up close to fascinating creatures.  We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is also relevant to the educational curriculum.  

Self-Guided Tours and Workshops catering for early years, KS1 and KS2 are available.  We also give daily creature presentations and offer optional behind the scenes tours.

We combine active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and an opportunity to have an up close and personal view into our amazing aquatic world for your ultimate school trip!

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Pricing

Self-guided visits are £4 per pupil (Jan - April & Sep - Dec) or £6 per pupil (May - August).
Add a workshop to your visit for just £2 extra!
Plus, get 1 free teacher ticket per every 4 children.

You can also combine your visit to SEA LIFE with LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, which is next door! 
A Combi visit to both the attractions on the same day costs £7 per pupil (Jan - April & Sep - Dec) or £9 per pupil (May - August). This is just £3 extra per child for double the fun. 

Take a look at school visits to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and their curriculum based workshops here.

Early Years

Become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep underwater into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures!

Key Stages 1-4

Choose a Workshop!

There are 4 workshops available: Sea Creatures, Habitat Explorers, Sea Defenders & SEA LIFE Careers!
Pupils apply what they have learnt about different animals, habitats and behaviours.

Combi Visit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Did you know you can combine your visit with LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre? It's right next door!

Early Years

Become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep underwater into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures!

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Early Years

Become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep underwater into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures!

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Key Stages 1-4

Choose a Workshop!

There are 4 workshops available: Sea Creatures, Habitat Explorers, Sea Defenders & SEA LIFE Careers!
Pupils apply what they have learnt about different animals, habitats and behaviours.

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Key Stages 1-4

Choose a Workshop!

There are 4 workshops available: Sea Creatures, Habitat Explorers, Sea Defenders & SEA LIFE Careers!
Pupils apply what they have learnt about different animals, habitats and behaviours.

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Combi Visit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Did you know you can combine your visit with LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre? It's right next door!

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Combi Visit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Did you know you can combine your visit with LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre? It's right next door!

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How Do I Book?

To reserve a school visit call 0871 222 6937* or fill in the provisional booking form and email it to info@sealifemanchester.co.uk
*calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras

Once a provisional booking has been made, you will receive a confirmation form via email.

Can I make a reservation and pay later?

Yes, payment is only due 10 days prior to your visit.
Once a provisional booking has been made, you will receive a confirmation form via email. You will then get a payment reminder closer to your chosen visit date

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How many pupils can I bring?

This is unlimited for the self-guided tours, but larger groups may be asked to split into smaller groups for navigating around the attraction.
The capacity per workshop is 30 pupils. If your party is bigger than this, the workshop can be split in to sessions throughout your visit.

What is the cost?

Self-guided visits are £4 per pupil (Jan - April & Sep - Dec) or £6 per pupil (May - August).
Add a workshop to your visit for just £2 extra per person!
Plus, get 1 free teacher ticket per every 4 children.  

Tickets for Carers
There is no disabled rate but if a member of your class is registered disabled you will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. If you are booking in advance, you do not need to book a ticket for your carer.

Is there a play area?

Yes, this is located in the centre of the attraction. For safety reasons the use of this is restricted to 6 school children at any one time. Group Leaders must supervise the use of this at all times.

Is there a risk assessment download?

Yes, you can access the Risk Assessment and Public Liability documents below.
If you have any extra questions, please email info@sealifemanchester.co.uk

Risk Assessment for Schools

Public Liability Document

Can we have lunch at SEA LIFE Manchester?

We have a limited range of complimentary lunch spaces available for schools. Allocations are on request and are carefully arranged by our team based on the day's bookings. Space cannot be guaranteed. 

How do I get there?

SEA LIFE Manchester is located in Barton Square, within intu Trafford Centre. We are situated right next to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Homesense, just next to the Barton Square Car Park.

Our address is:
SEA LIFE Manchester, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS.

Cars and coaches can park on the Barton Square car park which is situated right outside the attraction. This is accessed via the road between the Trafford Centre and Event City.

Is SEA LIFE access friendly?

We make every effort to include students with special educational or medical needs. We are happy to discuss your requirements at the time of booking.

The attraction is wheelchair friendly.

Accessible toilets are located in the attraction.

Please note that the lighting can be dim in some areas of the attraction, which may which may affect those with reduced visibility.

Tickets for Carers
There is no disabled rate but if a member of your class is registered disabled you will be entitled to admit one free carer with them. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. If you are booking in advance, you do not need to book a ticket for your carer.

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I have a question about my booking, who do I contact?

Should you wish to amend or cancel your booking, please contact the Group Bookings Team on 0871 226 5448 (calls charged 13p/min) or email them at guestsupport.slmanchester@merlinentertainments.biz

If you would like to ask more about the workshops, or about planning your visit, please contact the Guest Experience Team on info@sealifemanchester.co.uk or phone 0871 222 7741 (calls charged 13p/min).

I have a different question.

Please contact the Guest Experience Team on info@sealifemanchester.co.uk or phone 0871 222 7741 (calls charged 13p/min).

SELF GUIDED LEARNING & RISK ASSESSMENT

Simply download your resource pack and for each key creature you encounter we’ve provided discussion notes, fun facts and activities for your group to complete.
There's also some classroom lessons for you!

Health and Safety documents for your visit can also be found here. 

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Risk Assessment

Contact Us

To reserve a school visit call 0871 222 6937* or fill in the provisional booking form and email it to info@sealifemanchester.co.uk

*calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras.