Sea Life Centres

October 22nd, 2021 / / 28 Comments »

With 13 SEA LIFE attractions dotted around the UK, you’re never too far from a fishy experience that works for all the family. From SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Vouchers, parent & toddler tickets through to joint ticket options, we’ve plenty of tips & tricks to help you make the best of your day.

1. SEA LIFE Tickets, (save up to 20%)

Book online & take advantage of savings of up to 20% off standard price tickets that offers good value for money.  Online tickets come with timed ticket entry, (additional charge for fastrack entry at London Sea Life Aquarium), that can be particularly beneficial during busy times. Worth keeping an eye out for joint ticket offers for more than one attraction for even greater savings.

TO PURCHASE GO TO SEA LIFE Tickets – save up to 20% off standard ticket prices.


Inside the London Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Centre, (photo; Phil Loach)


2. SEA LIFE; 2 for 1 Vouchers

There are plenty of valid 2 for 1 Sea Life vouchers that are available for use throughout the year.  To secure FREE entry voucher holders must be accompanied by a guest paying the standard price ticket but cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket discounts. It is recommended that vouchers should be redeemed in advance to guarantee entry alongside pre-booked tickets.  More information is available at SEA LIFE; 2 for 1 vouchers.

3. SEA LIFE; Parent & Toddler Tickets

A number of SEA LIFE attractions now run an off peak 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. This offer runs term time, Monday to Friday, where ticket prices can vary depending upon location. We’ve found this toddler ticket running at the following venues;

i. SEA LIFE Brighton Parent & Toddler Ticket; only available online and valid for 1 adult and 1 child under 5 years, (remember children under 3 years go free).

ii. Manchester SEA LIFE Toddler Ticket; located within the Trafford Centre, this discounted toddler ticket should booked in advance.

iii. Birmingham SEA LIFE Parent/Toddler Ticket; set within Brindleyplace here’s a chance to a bite to eat and enjoy an off-peak visit to the aquarium.

We’ve also seen this toddler ticket running at Scarborough, Blackpool, Hunstanton & Weymouth SEA LIFE attractions so worth double checking with your local aquarium.

The National Lottery £25 Days Out Voucher Code

Look out for this National Lottery Days Out promotion that offers you the chance to secure £25 off entry charges at selected SEA LIFE attractions around the UK.  This time limited offer allows you to use your £25 voucher code against a combination of adult and child tickets with options to top up by alternative payment methods.  Look out for price differentials between peak and off-peak times for those that can be flexible when they visit.

More information available at The National Lottery £25 Days Out Voucher Code.


sea life centre little girl looking at shark

Up close & personal at the London Sea Life Aqurium Photo; Phil Loach


4. SEA LIFE Half Price Entry with Carex

Look out for this half price offer for SEA LIFE tickets with promotional packs of Carex hand wash. Valid until 31 May 2022, (Carex have confirmed that all 2020 promotional packs have been extended for use until 31 May 2022 too), here a way to make some easy savings.  This half price promotion can be particularly useful for groups that have an odd number in their party as it offers a stand alone half price entry at your selected Merlin Attraction.

More details available at Carex/SEA LIFE Half Price Ticket Offer.

5. SEA LIFE/LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Multi Attraction Ticket

Both Manchester & Birmingham now have a SEA LIFE attraction located very close by to a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.  Good to see there are some great deals running on discounted combined entry offers that gives you the flexibility to visit both in one day or space out your visits over three months.

More information available at SEA LIFE/LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Combi Ticket.

6. SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Voucher with Cadbury

Look out for promotional items of Cadbury chocolate that come with a 2 for 1 voucher that can be used at SEA LIFE.  Valid until 31 July 2022, (some restrictions on dates), this voucher effectively offers half price against standard full price tickets for SEA LIFE attractions.  It is recommended that all 2 for 1 vouchers are redeemed in advance to guarantee entry.

More information available at 2 for 1 Voucher for SEA LIFE/Cadbury.

7. SEA LIFE; Free Ticket Offer, (teachers)

At select times of the year, teachers can pick up 2 FREE tickets to participating SEA LIFE attractions around the UK.  When running this free entry offer will secure a teacher plus a guest the chance to explore for free. Whilst this deal is not currently running, we’ll let you know if this free ticket promotion runs again later in the year.

Top Tip; Take Advantage of Online Discounts at National Sea Life – save up to 20% off standard price tickets plus timed ticket entry.



sea life centre fish exhibits

Photo; Phil Loach


8. SEA LIFE/Kellogg’s 2 for 1 Offer

Look out for this Grown Ups Go Free offer on promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereals and snack bars that are valid at SEA LIFE & other Merlin Attractions. This voucher offers you a 50% discount off standard full price tickets and is valid until June 2022, (exclusions apply).

More details available at SEA LIFE 2 for 1 voucher with Kellogg’s.

9. SEA LIFE; Clubcard Rewards

Tesco shoppers can take advantage of this loyalty perk by redeeming clubcard vouchers for online entry tickets.  This online offer is available at a range of SEA LIFE attractions and you can top-up the price difference with another payment method. Previously, you’ve also been able to pick up Merlin Passes via clubcard vouchers although this offer is not currently running.

2 FREE Tickets to SEA LIFE with The Sun

Each year SEA LIFE teams up with The Sun to offer you the chance to pick up 2 FREE tickets in this newspaper promotion.  Whilst it is a complicated application process, for those that have flexibility on when they visit, it offers you a chance to enjoy free entry to the SEA LIFE of your choice.  This promotion has now finished for 2021 but we’ll bring you more details for 2022 as they are released.

10. SEA LIFE & Merlin Pass

A Merlin Pass offers entry to all 13 UK Sea Life Centres PLUS access to other Merlin Attractions such as LEGOLAND Windsor, Chessington, Warwick Castle & the London Eye. Look out for restrictions on standard Merlin Passes at select SEA LIFE attractions during busy times and due to capacity limitations, you now need to pre-book tickets in advance.  Remember that your Merlin Pass also offers discounts off any purchases made too!

Look out for online discounts for Sea Life Centres- save up to 20% off standard price tickets plus timed ticket entry.


aquarium tunnel at sea life centre

View from above within a Sea Life tunnel, (photo; Phil Loach)


11. SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Vouchers; How To Redeem?

It is recommended that all SEA LIFE 2 for 1 vouchers be redeemed in advance and presented with pre-booked tickets on the day. We’ve put together a step by step guide to help you navigate these new restrictions but still enjoy savings your day out. More information available at How To Redeem SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Vouchers.

12. 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 to be made on individual and combined ticket options 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.


the sea life London Aquarium next to the London Eye

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


13. Free SEA LIFE Tickets with Beach Clean Ups

Previously we’ve seen a number of settings organising beach clean ups in their area and offering free tickets to the local Sea Life Centre as a thank you to volunteers.  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.

14. SEA LIFE; Timed Tickets to Beat the Queues

Particularly during busy times it can be worth taking advantage of timed tickets for those booking online. This 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. Please note that whilst timed ticket sessions will not completely avoid the queues, it will substantially reduce your waiting time. For priority entrance at London Sea Life Aquarium you will need to opt for a ‘Priority Entrance Ticket’.

TO BOOK TICKETS ONLINE go to SEA LIFE Tickets & Timed Ticket Entry.

15. SEA LIFE; Late Entry Tickets

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 & Blue Peter Badgeholders

Whilst the Blue Peter badge free entry offer remains in place for 170+ visitor attractions around the UK, unfortunately Sea Life is no longing participating in this scheme. This new policy came into effect from 1 January 2017 and runs across the full range of Merlin Attractions.

You can also find our Top Tips for Sea Life Centres packed with ways to beat the queues and other top tips to enjoy a day out to a Sea Life Centre of your choice.


family at the london sea life aquarium

Photo; Phil Loach


Sea Life; Tried & Tested

Over the years we’ve popped along to a number of regional SEA LIFE Centres around the UK to put together top tips & hints to get the most from your day.  You can follow our Sea Life Guides at;

i. SEA LIFE Manchester; our tried & tested guide for this latest Sea Life Centre set within the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

ii. SEA LIFE Birmingham; top tips for one of the largest Sea Life Centre based in the Midlands!

iii. London SEA LIFE Aquarium; ideally located next door to the London Eye, follow our money saving guide to this the London Sea Life Aquarium.

iv. SEA LIFE Blackpool; located close to the Blackpool Tower, this is a great additional add-on for those planning a few days to the area.


Penguins at National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham

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

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  1. Sharon Buckle says:

    Hi any discount codes for 28th july please.

    • Hi Sharon, you could try the Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher that is valid at SEA LIFE on the date of your visit, (excludes Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021 plus every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August 2021). This offers you half price standard ticket entry and is available on a range of promotional cereals and cereal bars. It is recommended that you redeem in advance to guarantee entry. There are also other 2 for 1 voucher that you can access if you prefer, hope this helps, Liz

  2. Hi
    Do you do discounts for NHS or ex forces?

    • Hi Sam, Blue Light cardholders can pick up additional discounts on SEA LIFE tickets if booked in advance. I can also see that on the Brighton SEA LIFE page it also states that ‘For military or NHS discount please speak to your HR team who will be able to point you in the direction of your rewards hub or portal. You will need to book your tickets through this online booking portal, in advance. Please note, employee discount cannot be redeemed on the day at the door.’

  3. Debbie marley says:

    Hi , planning on going to sea life centre this coming Tuesday taking my 14 yr old and 9 year old grandson and their Mam and myself of course is there a promotion code for a discount please , quite expensive at full price

    • Hi Debbie, you could look out for promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals and cereal bars that come with a 2 for 1 voucher that you can use at Sea Life Centres. Whilst this promotion is not valid for use Friday 30th, Saturday 31st July 2021 or every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August 2021, it is valid for use on the date of your visit, (subject to availability). It is recommended that with any 2 for 1 voucher, you redeem in advance to guarantee entry particularly during the busy school holiday period. 2 for 1’s can be used alongside full price tickets only but not in conjunction with any other discounts or concessionary tickets. Look out for promotional 2 for 1 vouchers within the following kellogg’s products; Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut Clusters, Rice Krispies, KRAVE, White Chocolate Coco Pops, WK Kids, Rice Krispies Multi Grain cereal packs. Inclusive snack pack products include Fruit Winders Multi Packs, Rice Krispie Squares Multi Packs, Coco Pops Bars, Frosties Bars and Rice Krispies Bars Multipacks, Nutrigrain Multipacks only, Liz

  4. Kylie Corso says:

    Toddler ticket is brilliant value but only seems to be available at Birmingham Aquarium now. Must have just changed as I found it a few weeks ago.

    • Hi Kylie, yes the toddler ticket for Sea Life is good value for off-peak visits. This parent and toddler ticket option does tend to come and go for each setting so worth checking back another time. Which Sea Life where you looking to visit?

  5. Rang twice and just left on hold 20mins tried through Twitter no reply
    Just want to know if you are excepting Sussex attraction vouchers and how do I book them??

    • Hi Nikki, are you looking to visit SEA LIFE Brighton with this vouchers? If so, you can find more information over at visitsealife/brighton/tickets/promotions/that gives you more information about 2 for 1 vouchers/other promotions and how you can redeem them. Hope this helps, Liz

  6. Leslie Kinley says:

    Are the Carex Hand Wash offers of Half price entry to Sea Life at Weymouth still valid or have they finished?

    • Hi Leslie, Carex hand wash have been running these 2 for 1 promotions for a number of years, so worth double checking which year your offer relates to. The 2020 promotional offer is running until May 2021 and Weymouth SEA LIFE is included in this offer but remember to book your tickets using the promotional link before you go particularly as space is limited due to Covid19.

  7. It would help more if there were a wider range of sea life centres involved in promotions eh Edinburgh world sea life centre.

    • Hi Naomi, many of the Sea Life promotions relate to Sea Life Loch Lomond Acquarium if that’s an option over to you. Unfortunately there is not a Sea Life Centre based in Edinburgh at this point in time:(

  8. Amelia Jones says:

    What’s the best deal I can pick up at Birmingham Sea Life over May half term?

    • Hi Amelia, book online with Birmingham Sea Life and you can pick up savings of up to 40% off standard price tickets. Book in advance for the best prices and look out for cheaper options if you opt for an afternoon visit, (tickets available from £12.75pp). Alternatively look out for 2 for 1 vouchers on promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals & breakfast bars that can be used at Birmingham Sea life, Liz

  9. Hi, I’m looking for a valid 2 for 1 voucher for Sea Life in Birmingham over half term? Any ideas?

    • Hi Killyleagh, try the Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher that is valid at Birmingham Sea Life Centre over half term. This offers the voucher holder free entry when accompanied by a ticket holder paying the full on-the-gate price ticket. Have fun:)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.