SEA LIFE Scarborough

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*Please note, tickets and a time slot must be booked online prior to visiting*

Yikes! Dare you brave the brand new Rainforest Adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough?

Immerse yourself in a world of creepy crawlies, lurking lizards and curious critters. Come just centimetres away from Green Tree Pythons and be mesmerised at the incredible colours of Poison Arrow Dart Frogs. With new creatures, sights and smells around every corner your journey into the rainforest will be one you won’t forget.

The adventure doesn’t stop there, dive into an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey to the ocean depths as you discover over 2500 amazing creatures at this unique indoor and outdoor attraction.

Discover the incredible creatures of the Great Barrier Reef including a beautiful blue spotted stingray and marvel at the colourful array of stunning fish.

Don’t forget to head outside and meet the cheeky colony of Humboldt penguins that reside on Penguin Island and get closer than ever before as you make your way through their walk-through home.

Just around the corner you’ll find Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital, responsible for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of over 50 seals every year. Visit the patients undergoing treatment in the hospital and find out all about their plights in the wild.

Make sure you don’t miss a visit to the Otter River, where you’ll find our pair of playful Asian short clawed otters splashing around!

Finally take a stroll through the incredible 200,000l Ocean Tunnel and be mesmerised by the incredible beauty that lives within. See our rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Antiopi, glide effortlessly around and come face-to-fin with Blacktip Reef Sharks.

With an array of areas to explore there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Scarborough!

Please note all tickets must be pre booked online 

Please check the attraction website for opening times

•             Yorkshire’s only seal hospital

•             Home to a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle

•             Outdoor Play Area & Mini Golf

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Guide Prices

On the door prices:

Adult £19.50
Child £16.50

These tickets include FREE return visits to the Centre throughout the whole of 2020.

Under 3's FREE

Book tickets online at and save up to 40%

Alternatively you can purchase discounted tickets over the counter from Whitby Tourist Information Centre or Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Follow brown signs for North bay attractions and continue along A165 following signs for Whitby. The turn off for the Sea Life Centre is along Scalby Mills Road on the right hand side of the road. Look out for the Ivanhoe Public House.By Public Transport:Bus service 9A terminates at Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary.Accessible by Public Transport: Scarborough station is 2 miles away.

SEA LIFE Scarborough


Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP
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Tel01723 373414


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Opening Times

SEA LIFE Scarborough (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* **To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**

Last admission is one hour before closing time. We are closed on Christmas day and Boxing Day. Please see for any daily changes to opening times.

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