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Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones.

Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new!

Waddle side by side with a colony of 20 Humboldt penguins in SEA LIFE Europe’s first penguin walkthrough experience, visit the hands-on rockpool and learn some amazing facts about the underwater world we love so much.

Visit Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital and see how we care for over 30 rescued seals every year. Watch as we nurse them back to health so they can be safely returned to the wild.

Meet Ed our playful seal and watch out for him splashing around. Watch our otters Eric and Pumpkin as they learn new skills through a special training programme. Visit our Turtle Sanctuary and help feed our native sharks and rays!

Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight of the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other incredible creatures.

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary promises a great venue for a family day out as well as an unforgettable entertaining and educational experience. Enjoy regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, and try your hand at our new Dive Adventure Quiz trail.



WOW Events!

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Penguin Week: 21st – 27th September 2015
Join the Waddle Academy this September and learn how to waddle like a penguin on Penguin Island. Take part in a penguin themed quiz trail, penguin competitions and much more.

Face your Fears: 26th October – 1st November 2015
A brand new show led experience featuring creepy crawlies and scary, scaly beasts! Come face-to-face with Daisy the American Alligator and John the Reticulated Python in this not to be missed event!

Meet Santa: 12th December - 24th December 2015
Experience the magic of Christmas and meet Santa in his underwater wonderland at no additional cost to your admission! Children under 14 are welcome to visit Santa in his grotto for a free gift!

To pre-book your tickets and guarantee click here >>


Fancy diving into an underwater adventure like no other? There are plenty of amazing packages available at SEA LIFE Scarborough for adventurous families and thrill-seeking individuals!

- Vote fish and join our seals for breakfast in our brand new experience – Breakfast with the seals! Click here for more information
- Become a Marine Biologist for the day with our fantastic Marine Biologist experience! Click here for more information
- Ever fancied sleeping under the ocean? Book a party with a splash and set up camp for the night in our amazing ocean tunnel! Click here for more information


For your chance to win a Family Ticket* to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary worth £60 enter your details below. The winner will be announced on 3rd October 2015.

 What kind of Penguin do the SEA LIFE Sanctuary have?


A – Rockhopper Penguin

B – Emperor Penguin

C – Humboldt Penguin


Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Scalby Mills
YO12 6RP

T: 01723 373414