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Now that you're thinking of a trip to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, click on the icons below to find out useful information to help plan your day!

What things can we see and do there?

  • Waddle alongside our colony of Humboldt Penguins at Penguin Island - New 2015!
  • Interactive Rockpool - hold a crab & touch a starfish
  • 150 different species of fish
  • Over 350 seal pups rescued & released from Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital
  • Meet our resident Otters, Seals and Penguins
  • Feeding demonstrations throughout the day
  • Take home a souvenir photo

Is there a cafe/restaurant in the attraction?

Yes. We have a restaurant indoors and a refreshment kiosk outside.
The refreshment kiosk is not open during winter months and the café shuts at 3.30pm.
You can buy light snacks or main meals for adults and children as well as choose from a wide selection of hot and cold drinks.
Our restaurant has been awarded a 5 star EHO rating.

Is there parking nearby?

FREE PARKING is available directly outside the centre. Coaches can also park here. Please note as of March 2016 the car park will begin operating as Pay and Display again.

Are there other things to see nearby?

Yes. Not only is there Pirate Advenutre Mini Golf right next door to SEA LIFE but the beach is a mere minute walk away from the centre. There is also a Miniature Railway situated directly behind Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary that you can hop on for a short ride to Peasholm Park.

Do you have disabled facilities?

The centre is fully accessible for disabled guests however an alternative route will be needed to avoid stairs.
Disabled guests will be issued with an map detailing the easiest route on entrance - if you need any help, please ask a member of the team who will be happy to assist you.

We also have a disabled toilet and a stair lift to accommodate wheelchair users up to the café.

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Opening Hours

Mon - Sun
10am - 4pm

Last admission 1hr before close

Schools & Groups

0871 222 6937
Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge

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