Sea Life Centres

January 24th, 2023 / / 44 Comments »

For those searching for SEA LIFE 2 for 1 Vouchers, online discounts or joint ticket options, we’ve plenty of tips & tricks to keep the costs down on a fishy day out.

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

Save money & guarantee entry when you book online with SEA LIFE where you can pick up savings of up to 20% off standard price tickets.  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 of the year.  Keep an eye out for joint attraction ticket promotions that offer you even greater ticket discounts plus a 90 day grace period in which to plan your visits.

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

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 and can’t be used at secondary attractions such as SEA LIFE at Chessington World of Adventures or Alton Towers. More information is available at SEA LIFE; 2 for 1 vouchers.


sea life centre little girl looking at shark

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



3. SEA LIFE/LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Multi Attraction Ticket

Both Manchester & Birmingham now have a SEA LIFE located nearby to a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for those considering doubling up on the fun.  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 a three month period.

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

4. SEA LIFE; Parent & Toddler Tickets

We are seeing some availability from January 2023 at select SEA Life attractions for this 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 Parent and Toddler ticket only runs at select off peak times so worth checking if it’s up and running when planning your visit.  More information available at SEA LIFE Parent & Toddler Ticket.

5. 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 2023, (exclusions apply).

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

6. 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 too.

LOOK OUF FOR ONLINE DISCOUNTS AT National SEA LIFE – save up to 20% off standard price tickets plus timed ticket entry.
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 2 for 1 Voucher, (KFC Kids’ Bucket)

Look out for promotional Kids’ Buckets from KFC that come with a 2 for 1 voucher that is valid at a number of popular Merlin Attractions including SEA LIFE attractions.  Valid until 31 July 2023, (excluded dates apply), this offers one adult /child FREE entry when accompanied by an adult paying for a full standard ticket price.  More details available at KFC Kids’ Bucket 2 for 1 Voucher.

8. SEA LIFE Local Passes

Select SEA LIFE attractions across the UK offer local passes that can secure substantial savings over the year.  For regular visitors that can offer value for money over the year plus secondary perks and benefits can offer extra deals.  Opt for either an Explorer Pass or Explorer Plus depending upon whether you can visit off-peak or prefer great access to the attraction.  More details available at SEA LIFE Explorer Pass/Explorer Plus.

9. SEA LIFE; 2 Free Tickets with The Sun

Each year, The Sun teams up with SEA LIFE to offer you the opportunity to claim 2 free tickets in this newspaper promotion.  Unfortunately this deal has taken place for 2022 but you can find out more details within our guide to 2 FREE Tickets to SEA LIFE with The Sun.  We’ll bring you more details as they come in for 2023.

10. SEA LIFE; Carex Half Price Entry Voucher

Look out for this Carex half price entry voucher that is valid until 30 May 2023, (excluded dates).  This promotion is particularly useful for those with an odd number in their party but remember to book in advance to guarantee entry.  More details available from Carex Half Price Entry Promotion.

11. SEA LIFE; Cadbury 2 for 1 Voucher

Look out for promotional packs of Cadbury chocolate & biscuits that offers a 2 for 1 voucher participating SEA LIFE attractions.  Valid until 31 July 2023, (exclusions apply), this free ticket offer secures one free child/adult entry when accompanied by an adult paying the full standard price ticket.  More details available at Cadbury 2 for 1 Voucher for Merlin Attractions.

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


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.

11. 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.

12. SEA LIFE & Merlin Pass

A Merlin Pass offers entry to all 11 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!

13. 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’.


the sea life London Aquarium next to the London Eye

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


14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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 200+ 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 Attractions 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. John Romer says:

    I think this stinks: I’ve just booked 4 tickets with Tesco Clubcard for 1115 entry and now I go to book 2 more with Network Rail they are only offering 1215 or later – totally useless to me – but if I go the regular website the 1115 slot is still available for non discount bookings.

    Nowhere does it say clearly they may restrict available ticket times with these discounts, so it is easy to find you have used one booking discount but can’t get the same time slot with a different discount. I am really unhappy with this shabby way of treating customers.

    • Hi John, sorry to hear you are having problems combining the two Sea Life deals with timed ticket entry. Might be worth contacting the Sea Life attraction you are looking to visit to see if they are willing to combine your booking manually? We at Topdogdays are independent of all visitor attractions so unfortunately we cannot assist, we simply let you know where the deals can be found, Liz

  2. Hi. Are there any discounts for one adult and two children on Saturday 20th August 2022

    • Hi Dennis, unfortunately this is a peak time for Sea Life so this limits the promotions available. The Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher isn’t valid at Sea Life until 22 August, the KFC excludes dates between 1 & 31 August and only limited availability, (between 1 – 22 August), if you were considering Clubcard vouchers. There are discounts to be had if you book online in advance but think you might struggle to find a 2 for 1 voucher at this time of year, Liz

  3. Hi, Want to attend today with my two boys but rest of our family group have an earlier time, can I use my standard ticket & attend same time with rest of family?

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi, SEA LIFE run timed ticketed sessions to manage queue control so it will depend on whether they have any available time sessions spaces left that coincide with when your family have booked for. You could always check at the gate to see if you could join them but there is the possibility that sessions are booked up, Liz

  4. Edna Sharpe says:

    I would like to use the Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher at Sea Life Birmingham this summer and would like to know if there are any dates that I cannot use this voucher?

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Edna, the Kellogg’s 2 for 1 vouchers are not valid at any SEA LIFE attraction from 2-5 June or 27 July – 21 August so if you can work around these dates this summer, that should work. I would always say it is worth booking online in advance to guarantee entry particular at popular times of the year, hope this helps, Liz

  5. Charlie Daly says:

    Can I use Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher with a joint ticket for sea life and legoland discovery centre?

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Charlie, unfortunately you cannot use the Kellogg’s 2 for 1 voucher, (or indeed any 2 for 1 voucher), alongside multi/joint attraction tickets for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre & SEA LIFE. 2 for 1 vouchers can only be redeemed against single attraction tickets, (so you could use it when purchasing standard price tickets for just SEA LIFE or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre), Remember 2 for 1 vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket discounts and must be redeemed against full price standard tickets, hope that helps, Liz

  6. Hi is the any discount for people with disabilities

    • Hi Jemma, my understanding is that there are no discounted tickets for visitors with disabilities although there is a free carer offer, (specific documentation required), Liz

  7. Any discount for NHS staff?

    • Hi Arun, there are often Sea Life offers running for Blue Light card holders, worth checking on there for further details, Liz

  8. Any discounts sea life balloch today 10th January 20222

    • Hi Liz, hopefully you managed to use one of the 2 for 1 vouchers listed on our site as many of these vouchers are valid at Sea Life Loch Lomond. Alternatively there are online discounts available if you were able to book in advance, Liz

  9. 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

  10. 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.’

  11. 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

  12. 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?

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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:(

  16. 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

  17. 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:)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.