SEA LIFE Scarborough


Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

Tel: 01723 373414

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SEA LIFE Scarborough Rainforest Adventure


Dive into our amazing underwater world!

New for 2020! Yikes! Dare you brave the new Rainforest Adventure this year 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 xxx journey into the Rainforest will be one you won’t forget.

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Penguin Island - waddle with our large colony of adorable Humboldt penguins in their amazing walk-through home! You'll be able to get closer than ever before to our incredible feathered friends.

Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital - visit this years seal pup paitents rehabilitating in our specialist seal hospital. All of our seals are rescued from local coastal waters and brought to the centre for vital care before being released back into the wild.

Ocean Tunnel - take a walk on the ocean floor as you make your way through our incredible ocean tunnel. Watch out for our blacktip reef sharks circling above their abandoned shipwreck and learn all about how the majestic loggerhead sea turtle, Antiopi, came to call SEA LIFE Scarborough her home.

Beach Bites adventure playground - take a seat in our outside cafe and enjoy a coffee as you take in the breath-taking views of the stunning North Bay. Children will enjoy playing in the beach bites adventure playground.

With over 2,500 creatures in 39 incredible indoor and outdoor displays, there is something for everyone, whatever the weather, at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Check the website for special events and premium experiences.

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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Opening and closing times vary. Please check the website.

Guide Prices

Adult (on the door) - £19.50pp
Child (on the door) - £16.50pp
All tickets must be pre-booked online prior to your visit here
Book early for extra discounts!
Children aged 2 or under visit free of charge.
One free carer ticket is permitted for each guest requiring assistance. Please ensure you bring proof of disability with your on your visit such as a DLA letter.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas


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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Road Directions

By road: Follow directional signage into Scarborough and follow signs for “North Bay Attractions” or SEA LIFE Centre. By train: Leave the train at Scarborough Station. Bus and taxi ranks are available at the station. By bus: Service 9 and 9A terminates at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. The nearest railway station is Scarborough Train Station, which is 2.5 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

There is a pay and display car park available directly outside SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Guests who would prefer to park for free can do so a short walk away on Scalby Mills Road.

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