Sea Life Centres

June 12th, 2021 / / 22 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 2 attraction options, we’ve plenty of tips & tricks to help you make the best of your day out.

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

Book online & take advantage of savings of up to 20% off standard price tickets that offers 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 combined ticket offers where you can even great savings off standard ticket prices too.

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 & cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket discounts. It is recommended that vouchers should be  redeemed in advance and presented at the ticket kiosk with 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 Centres 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.


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. Carex have now confirmed that ALL 2020 promotional packs have been extended for use until 31 May 2022 due to recent disruption.  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 Combi Ticket

Both Manchester & Birmingham now have SEA LIFE aquariums located very close by to LEGOLAND Discovery Centres.  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 3 months.  More information available at SEA LIFE/LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Combi Ticket.

6. 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


7. 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 price tickets and is valid until June 2022, (exclusions apply).  More details available at SEA LIFE 2 for 1 voucher with Kellogg’s.

8. SEA LIFE; Clubcard Rewards

Tesco shoppers can redeem clubcard vouchers for ONLINE entry tickets that can offer value for money. 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.

9. 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)


10. SEA LIFE/Cadbury 2 for 1 Voucher

Here’s a chance to pick up 2 for 1 vouchers for SEA LIFE with promotional packs of Cadbury chocolate. Valid until 30 September 2021, (exclusions apply), vouchers offer half price entry against standard price tickets. As with all vouchers now, it is recommended that tickets be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Find out more information over at Cadbury/SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Voucher.

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

All SEA LIFE 2 for 1 vouchers now need to 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. 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?

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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:(

  5. 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

  6. 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:)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.