Things to do at SEA LIFE Manchester review
Located in the popular retail and leisure venue of the Trafford Centre is SEA LIFE Manchester. It is full of family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures including sea turtles, rays, sharks, jellyfish and more.
There are different aquarium zones waiting to be explored. Your visit starts with turtle beach which is a unique 3D projection experience that navigates you through the life cycle of a sea turtle. In Rocky Hideout you can explore mini caves and immersive tank displays where you can get close to many weird and wonderful species.
In the rockpool, you will see native creatures and you may even get to stroke one or two anemones. Their ocean tunnel is where you can see sharks, tangs, rays, their green sea turtles and more. Other zones include Jellyfish Seas, Shark Shipwreck and Coral Reefs. Plus there is an ocean window and little ones can let off steam in their sub-aqua soft play area.
They host a range of annual family-friendly events and they often have special fun trails during the school holidays. Look out for their daily schedule of talks and feeding times. They also offer a couple of VIP experiences, these include snorkelling with sharks (age 10 and over) and Turtle Feed (age 8 and over).
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information SEA LIFE Manchester
Is there food and drink available?
There is no cafe on-site, however, there are plenty of places nearby where you can purchase food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Aquarium with a range of themed areas including coral reef, turtle beach, walkthrough tank, stingrays, rockpool and more. There are toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. An adult ticket costs £17.50 off-peak online in advance and around £20 peak. Tickets are more expensive on the day. Children are slightly cheaper, under 3s are free.
Is there parking?
There is free parking at the Trafford Centre.
When are they open?
The Sea Life Manchester is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.