Manchester Sea Life Centre

August 31st, 2023 / / No Comments »

SEA LIFE Manchester

We’re always looking for SEA LIFE vouchers & codes so our guide below helps you navigate this popular Merlin Attraction set within the Trafford Centre. SEA LIFE Manchester is billed as a half day attraction & works well as either a stand-alone visit or in conjunction with  a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester that is located next door.

1. SEA LIFE Manchester, (save up to £6.50)

Here’s a chance to save up to 27% off standard ticket prices when you book online in advance. With capacity limitations in place, this option allows you to guarantee entry with timed ticket entry plus enjoying discounted ticket options too.  Good to know that online ticket bookings also offer you the option to reschedule for free up to 24 hours before your arrival time.

TO BOOK TICKETS GO TO SEA LIFE Manchester – save up £6.50pp.

2. SEA LIFE Manchester; 2 for 1 Vouchers

You’ll find plenty of 2 for 1 vouchers that are valid for use at SEA LIFE Manchester that effectively offers half price against standard ticket prices.  Remember that 2 for 1 vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket savings and it is recommended that vouchers are redeemed in advance to guarantee entry. More information within our SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Ticket Guide.


aquarium tunnel at sea life centre

Photo; Phil Loach


3. Manchester SEA LIFE ; 2 Free Tickets with The Sun

Each year this newspaper promotion offers you the chance to pick up 2 FREE tickets to select SEA LIFE attractions with The Sun.  Whilst this offer has now taken place for 2022, we’ll bring you more details as they come for 2023. This attractive promotion is popular with our readers so you can find out more details within our guide to 2 FREE Tickets to SEA LIFE with The Sun.

4. SEA LIFE Manchester & LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, (save up to 33%)

Look out for this Multi Attraction Ticket that offers entry to both SEA LIFE Manchester and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester that are located next door to each other.  This joint ticket offers you savings of up to 33% against single entry and gives you the option of spacing out your visits within a 90 days grace period. Tickets are priced from £30pp an adult, £27.50 a child and remember under 3’s go free.

TO BUY GO TO SEA LIFE & LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Multi Attraction Ticket.

5. SEA LIFE Manchester; Canal Clean

Here’s a little known tip to enjoy free entry to SEA LIFE Manchester.  Simply help look after Manchester’s canals by joining their monthly canal cleans and in return you can enjoy complimentary entry to Manchester SEA LIFE.  More information available at Unusual SEA LIFE Promotions.

6. SEA LIFE Manchester; Kellogg’s 2 for 1 Voucher

Look out for promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereals and cereal bars that come with a 2 for 1 voucher that can be redeemed at SEA LIFE Manchester.  Valid until 30 June 2024, there are minimum ticket allocations available each day so worth booking ahead to secure busy dates of the season.  More information available at Kellogg’s 2 for 1 Voucher for SEA LIFE Manchester.


exterior shot of manchester sea life

Manchester Sea Life


7. SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Voucher, (travel by train)

For those planning to travel by train to the SEA LIFE Manchester, look out for this promotional 2 for 1 voucher that effectively offers half price against standard full price tickets.  Guests must book online in advance to guarantee entry and watch up for excluded dates too. More information available at 2 for 1 Voucher for SEA LIFE.

8. SEA LIFE Manchester; Parent & Toddler Tickets

At select times of the year, SEA LIFE Manchester runs an attractive parent and toddler ticket that provides discounted combined entry for 1 parent/carer and 1 child, (5 years or younger) when booked online in advance. As children under 3 years can already gain FREE entry, here’s a chance for young families to pick up a bargain. Keep an eye out to see if this is running during select off-peak times of the year with more information available at SEA LIFE Parent & Toddler Tickets.

9. SEA LIFE Manchester; Manchester Canal Clean

Here’s a chance to do your bit for the environment by getting involved with a canal clean and pick up free tickets to a SEA LIFE to boot!   Running on select dates throughout the year, here’s a great way to be rewarded for a good job done.   More details available at Manchester Canal Clean.


sea life centre photography

Photo; Phil Loach


SEA LIFE Manchester; Top Tips & Tricks

i. SEA LIFE Manchester, (avoid the bottlenecks)

One quick tip as you enter SEA LIFE Manchester  is to bypass the Turtle Beach Show by taking the doorway signposted School Room.  This access point takes you directly through to the main area allowing you to bypass the queues that often build at this point. You always have the option to return to the show later should you wish that is primarily aimed at younger visitors.

ii. SEA LIFE Manchester – Say Cheese? No Thanks!

Avoid the inevitable photo opportunity as you first enter the setting. Not many people realise that can take your own photos throughout the Sea Life Centre as long as you turn off the flash.

iii. SEA LIFE Manchester; Food & Drink

Worth noting that there is no cafe on site at SEA Life Manchester although you will find a number of vending machines available. On less busy days at the setting, why not take advantage of the limited seating within the soft play area to enjoy your own picnic & keep the costs down.

iv. SEA LIFE Manchester; Toddler Tickets

Another great way for young families to save money is to take advantage of the Toddler Ticket that runs at select times of the year.  This offers discounted entry for 1 adult & 1 child, (3-5 years), and remember children under 3 years are FREE too. More information available at SEA LIFE Manchester Toddler Tickets.


young child looking at the fish at sea life aquarium

Photo; Phil Loach


v. SEA LIFE Manchester (additional entrance)

If you plan to combine a visit with a spot of shopping or a trip next door to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre then ensure your hand is stamped as you enter the setting.  This gives you the option of returning via the gift shop rather than the main entrance to bypass the queues at the main entrance.

vi. Sea Life Centre Manchester; Look Out For..

Younger Guests Rule! Manchester Sea Life Centre, in my opinion, is primarily a younger guest experience. With plenty of nooks & crannies, this attraction offers a plethora of options to view the underworld through a range of tunnels, alcoves, & walkways.

Connect; there are plenty of interactive opportunities for children from touching live crabs to clambering under the rock pools, (not currently available).

Add On Experiences; you can enhance your visit with a Sea Trek Experience where you join the divers in the main pool to get up close & personal with marine life including sharks & a giant turtle! Best booking in advance for this one and remember your swimwear & towel.

Behind The Scenes Tour; there is a Behind The Scenes Tour for fish enthusiasts who want to know more about the feeding, quarantine areas & water temperatures.

Follow our SEA LIFE Guide packed with money saving ideas to help you get the best from your day out!


sea life aquarium jelly fish

Photo; Phil Loach


Sea Life Centre Manchester

Free Parking; great to see that parking remains FREE for Trafford Centre customers.

Merlin Galore; literally next door you’ll find the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre with discounted combination tickets available.  Merlin passholders can gain their money’s worth too!

Talks & Events; check out feeding times and other events running to get the most from your day, (subject to availability).

Follow our LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Cheap Ticket Guide with more money saving tips & tricks to help you get the best from your day out.


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