Sea Life Centres

September 1st, 2016 / / 10 Comments »

Birmingham Sea Life; Free Entry Offer

Calling all teachers! Here’s a chance for teachers & a guest a chance to gain FREE entry to Birmingham Sea Life on either 1 or 9 October 2016.  Simply sign up for FREE entry and bring along proof of teacher status & your free event ticket on the day.

More information available at Free Entry Offer for Birmingham Sea Life.

Sea Life Centres

You’re never too far away from a Sea Life Centre and with plenty of cheap ticket offers available too, it can be a great day out for children & adults alike. For those looking to book in advance often the best deals are available when booking online with savings of up to 40% off standard price tickets plus timed ticket entry too, (ticket prices vary throughout the year).

Top Tip; for London Sea Life Aquarium – save up to £5 off the walk in price when you book online in advance.


Sea Life Centre giant green sea turtle

Giant Green Sea Turtle


London Sea Life Aquarium

The London Sea Life Aquarium is ideally placed next to the London Eye making it a popular choice for visitors. For those that book online there are savings of up to £5 off the walk in price to be made & substantial discounts off Combination Tickets for those planning to visit a number of top attractions, (Madam Tussauds, London Eye & Shrek’s Adventure! London & Dungeon).

More details available at Cheap Tickets for London Sea Life Aquarium.

Sea Life Centres; Timed Tickets to Beat the Queues

Particularly during busy times it can be worth taking advantage of timed tickets for those that are able to book online. This option allows you to bypass the bulk of the queues by simply making your way towards online tickets area at the entrance point.  Queues to enter popular Sea Life Centres during peak times can be anything up to a few hours so it can be worth planning your visit in advance.

Whilst timed ticket sessions will not completely avoid the queues, it will substantially reduce your waiting time.  Please note for priority entrance at London Sea Life Aquarium, you will need to opt for a ‘Priority Entrance Ticket’.


the sea life London Aquarium next to the London Eye

London Sea Life Aquarium on the South Bank, (photo; Phil Loach)


Sea Life Centres 2 for 1 Vouchers

There are plenty of 2 for 1 vouchers for Sea Life Centres that are available throughout the year that offer one free entry when accompanied by a full paying person. Whilst you cannot take advantage of timed ticket entry, (so queues can be long during peak times), these can offer value for money at quieter times of the year.

Please note that 2 for 1 vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket discounts or any other offers.

Free Tickets to Sea Life Centres for TEACHERS!

In previous years, teachers have been able to pick up 2 FREE tickets to select Sea Life Centres during the school holidays.  This offer allows 1 teacher & a guest a chance to explore select aquariums during the summer holidays. Whilst this deal is not currently running, we’ll let you know if this free ticket promotion runs again during 2016.


Inside the London Sea Life Aquarium

Photo; Phil Loach


Sea Life Centre Discounts; Toddler Tickets

A number of Sea Life Centres now offer an off peak toddler ticket that provides discounted combined entry for 1 parent/carer and 1 child, (5 years or younger).  As children under 3 years can gain free entry to Sea Life Centres, this can offer a cheap day for young families.  This offer tends to run term time only, Monday to Friday, where ticket prices can vary depending upon location.  We’ve found this toddler ticket running at the following venues;

Birmingham Sea Life Centre; weekday ticket offer for parent & toddlers.

Scarborough Sea Life Centre; offers up to 54% off standard price tickets.

Brighton Sea Life Centre; toddler ticket only available online.

Check whether your local Sea Life Centre is running this Toddler Ticket offer

Sea Life Centres Deals & Merlin Pass

Entry to National Sea Life Centres are all included within the Merlin Pass plus access to top attractions such as LEGOLAND Windsor, Thorpe Park & Warwick Castle.  Whilst there are some restrictions on use at the London Sea Life Aquarium during August & other peak times, most Sea Life Centres have unrestricted access under the standard Merlin Pass.

Top Tip; remember your Merlin Pass discount off any purchases made too.


sea life within the London sea life aquarium

Photo; Phil Loach


Free Sea Life Centre Tickets with Beach Clean Ups

We are starting to see a number of settings, such as the Blackpool Sea Life Beach Clean, organising beach clean ups in their area and offering free tickets to the local Sea Life Centre as a thank you if you volunteer.  This can be a great way to do your bit for the environment and pick up free tickets to a Sea Life Centre to boot!

These events are organised at short notice so worth keeping in touch with your local Sea Life Centre to see if they have any events coming up for a chance to pick up FREE tickets.

Sea Life Centres around the UK

We’ve popped to a number of Sea Life Centres around the UK recently to put together hints and tips to get the most from your day.  Follow our guides over at;

Manchester Sea Life Centre; our tried & tested guide for this latest Sea Life Centre in Manchester.

Birmingham Sea Life Centre; follow our top tips for one of the largest Sea Life Centres based in the Midlands.

London Sea Life Aquarium; our money saving guide to get the most from this popular attraction next to the London Eye.

Top Tips for Sea Life Centres; ways to beat the queues and other top tips to enjoy a day out to a Sea Life Centre of your choice.


Penguins at National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham

Penguins at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, (Roy Kilcullen)


Late Entry Tickets to Sea Life Centres

At select times during the year, a number of Sea Life Centres offer discounted late entry tickets for those that book online in advance.  These late entry tickets tend to be available from 3pm that not only offer discounted entry but also offers you the chance to bypass the queues with a late visit!

Sea Life Centres Deals; Clubcard Rewards

Tesco shoppers can redeem clubcard vouchers for reward entrance ticket tokens in this ‘buy in full’ deal.  Opt for either day tickets or invest in a standard Merlin Annual Pass that also offers entry to other top attractions such as Alton Towers & Madame Tussauds, (some restrictions on use). You can even upgrade to a Premium Merlin Pass for an additional cash payment of around £50.

Free Entrance to Sea Life Centres with a Blue Peter Badge

Valid Blue Peter badgeholder can pick up FREE entry to Sea Life Centres around the UK when accompanied by an adult.  For those age 6-15 years that hold a valid Blue Peter badge & card, this can offer value for money when planning a trip to your local setting.


family at the london sea life aquarium

Photo; Phil Loach




By Liz Walsh




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  1. kayleigh fairey says:

    I’m going blackpool next week is there a 2-1 voucher codes I can use for me & my family please

    • Hi Kayleigh, you can pick up a 2 for 1 voucher on promotional packets of Cadbury chocolate that can be used at Blackpool Sea Life, (excludes 20 – 31 August 2016). More details available at 2 for 1 Merlin Voucher. Alternatively try the 2 for 1 vouchers available on promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals that are valid at Blackpool Sea Life.

  2. kayleigh fairey says:

    I’m looking to going to (Madam Tussauds & Shrek’s can u help me with a discount price can I have a disability child

    • Hi Kayleigh, Madame Tussauds London offers 1 free entry for a carer accompanying a child with a disability, (you will be required to present documentary evidence of entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16). Shrek’s Adventure London also offers one free carer accompanying a paying disabled visitor.

  3. would like to know prices for 2 for 1 tickets to london aquarium and shrek adventure. ..2adults and 1 child of 12year and another child 4yrs.

    • Hi Tricky, 2 for 1 vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with ticket purchased online nor can they be used against combination tickets for the London Sea Life Aquarium & Shrek’s Adventure! London. In general terms, 2 for 1 vouchers offer 1 person free entry when accompanied by a person paying the full on-the-gate ticket price on the day and can potentially offer you savings. You would need to ensure you had enough valid vouchers for each attraction, (you would need to hand over 2 vouchers at each attraction for a family of 4). Whilst this would mean you would need to join the standard entrance queues, if you are looking to visit out of peak season, hopefully you queue time wouldn’t be too long. Just check your voucher for any excluded dates before you set off. Hope this helps?

  4. Hi i would like to know how much would it be for the shrek adventure plus the sea life aquarium for a family 2 adults a child of 12 and a 4 year old…

    • Hi Tricky, prices can vary throughout the season so it will depend upon when you are planning a visit. However, I can see that the current online price sits at £120 for a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children under 15 years) that offers access to both the London Sea Life Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure! London that you can be purchased online from either attraction.

  5. 2 for 1 Sealife in Blackpool request.
    But also for any attractions if possible

    • Hi Piotr, you can pick up a Grown Ups Go Free Voucher, (technically a 2 for 1 voucher) on promotional packets of Kelloggs cereals that is valid at Blackpool Sea Life. If you are looking to visit a number of Blackpool attractions, then worth considering a Blackpool Resort Pass as this offers discounted entry on top attractions in the area.