We have visited the Sea Life Centre at Gt Yarmouth relatively regularly since L was born, maybe once a year or so. We can make it part of a larger day out at the seaside with ease and L does like to look at some fish.
There is not any car parking attached to the Sea Life centre but there is plenty of car parking in Gt Yarmouth. With large car parks a little walk away or roadside parking right outside if you can get a spot. All parking is chargeable but often on the back of the tickets there’ll be a discount entry for Sea Life or another Yarmouth attraction.
There are clean bathrooms and baby change facilities by the large restaurant. Decorated with fish as you would expect.
There is a good sized gift shop, a nice soft play area that L has point blank refused to ever use and a very reasonably priced restaurant where you can get a good variety of food.
The Sea Creatures
Like most Sea Life centres you are guided round various displays with a nice clear walkway.
There are viewing windows at different heights, steps and tunnels to explore and sea the fish from all angles. It’s fun.
I like the little turtles and the giant sea turtle. L likes the sharks and the penguins. We always have to find Nemo and Dory, obviously!
There are rays and seahorses, jellyfish and pacu. I’ve even had my nails cleaned by a shrimp! That was a weird experience.
It’s a really immersive experience and very enjoyable, especially on those quieter off season days.
Other things to do
Gt Yarmouth is literally a giant tourist attraction! There are arcades galore, the beach, crazy golf, Joyland which is packed with rides for younger kids or the Pleasure Beach with larger rides. We’re fans of Merrivale Model Village. You can easily spend a full day in Gt Yarmouth and do plenty of things besides the Sea Life centre.
Opening Times & Prices
|On the Door||ONLINE|
|Parent & Toddler (1 Adult and 1 under 5)||N/A||£15.00|
|Over 3 years old||£16.60||£11.62|
|Under 3 years old||Free||Free|
For full details of times and prices please visit their Sea Life Centre at Gt Yarmouth, these are only a snapshot.
Whilst it is always a really fun visit I find for the time you spend looking round the price is prohibitively expensive and I simply would not ever visit unless I had a voucher.
Even spending time looking at everything we are normally round in under an hour. The ticket does let you pop in and out all day but in reality you’re unlikely to go in more than twice.
Thankfully there are always vouchers available, you see them regularly on cereal boxes, in leaflets and as I mentioned on the back of the car park tickets. They are also in the Spree Book if you are local.
We do keep going back though. I love seeing the fish and the Sea Turtle is a favourite of mine. The penguins are cute and L really enjoys himself there.