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Know before you go

We are delighted to have been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This verifies that our attraction meets the Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to SEA LIFE Scarborough soon! 

Find out more

Meet our colony of adorable Humboldt penguins...

Let them teach you how to waddle!

Get up close and personal to over 20 adorable Humboldt Penguins in their unique walk-through home, Penguin Island!

Penguin Island was Sea Life Europe's first immersive penguin walkthrough experience opening in 2015! Since then, we've welcomed thousands of visitors who have all had the chance to get up close and personal to the most comical creatures at the Centre. Make sure you have your camera handy - there will be plenty of selfie moments!

All of our penguins are named after cartoon characters - see if you can spot Dangermouse, Hazel, Barnacles and the rest of the waddle, as they splash out in their babbling waterfall and dive into the pool!

See how you measure up against the penguins around the world on the height chart! Are you short like a rock-hopper or larger than an emperor?

Things to do

  • Visit Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital

    Meet this year’s seal pup patients rehabilitating in our specialist Seal Hospital facility. All of the pups you see at SEA LIFE Scarborough have been found injured around our local coastal waters and we nurse them back to full health before releasing them back into the wild.

  • Rescue a turtle at the Turtle Rescue Centre *currently unavailable*

    Find out what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release turtles back into the wild in our new interactive Turtle Rescue Centre. You'll need to pick up your very own turtle upon entry and give it a name before taking it through a sequence of rehabilitation until its fit for release back into the wild.

  • Take a walk under the Ocean

    Ever wanted to walk on the Ocean floor? Well, now you can. Take a stroll through our incredible 200,000l Ocean Tunnel and be mesmerised by the incredible beauty that lives within. See our rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Antiopi, glide effortlessly around and watch out for our Blacktip Reef Sharks - they might look scary, but they're soft really!

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Brand New For 2020!

Brave The Rainforest Adventure


Dare you brave our brand new Rainforest Adventure?

Cast your fears aside and prepare for a sensory overload as you find yourself immersed in the middle of the deep Rainforest...

Come face-to-face with Green Tree Pythons, Day Geckos and Poisonous Arrow Dart Frogs alongside much, more.

Surprises await around every corner, with thrills and laughs guaranteed!



Covid-19 Update

We are so excited to welcome you back to our magical underwater world! Please remember it is now essential for all guests to pre-book a time slot for your visit, including for annual passes, flexi tickets and all promotional vouchers - All visits can be booked or reserved here.

To ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, we would ask that if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, or are living in an area currently subject to extended lockdown measures, you can rearrange your visit by contacting us directly at To find out about the health and safety measures in place to ensure we re-open safely, please click here.
For further re-opening information, please click here.