SEA LIFE Blackpool and the Jurassic Seas review

J loves fish and anything to do with the sea. I often take him to the World Museum in Liverpool so we can look at the fish there, he loves it! So being given the chance to visit the SEA LIFE Blackpool was an opportunity we couldn’t say no to. 

We were invited to see the new exhibition, Jurassic Seas, which opened in February. It was exciting to see how so many sea creatures have evolved and it was interesting to learn how we can help preserve species in the future, it was amazing to see how these creatures have adapted through time. There were interactive games to take part in, including playing dentist to a big shark. 

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The centre is really big and has so much more than just your average fish; there are sharks, turtles and lobsters to name but a few of the creatures we saw. It was amazing to see the pregnant seahorses (odd though with them being male…!), the ray nursery and my favourite; the Humphead Wrasse (one of the oddest looking fish I’ve ever seen!). 

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There is a tropical section with all the fish in rock pools around a big tree, with frogs and the turtles to look at also. The ray nursery is huge and can be looked at from the side through the glass or from the top where you can stand over the nursery looking down. The jellyfish were in a tank that changed colour, it was mesmerising to see them gracefully floating along, changing colour as they did. 

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The centre has a large walk-through tunnel where you can watch sharks swimming right over your head. Being so close to these beautiful creatures was overwhelming, it brought a real sense of calmness over me. We were lucky enough to be in the tunnel at feeding time so could see the fish racing towards their food. Feeding time can be watched from either the tunnel or through a big glass screen where the feeders can talk you through it with a proper presentation. 

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SEA LIFE Blackpool is definitely somewhere to visit if you are ever in the area. Blackpool is known for having so many things to do with the piers, the Pleasure Beach, Madame Tussaud’s and the Tower, among many more activities, but SEA LIFE Blackpool is ideal if you need to occupy the family, especially when everyone wants to do different things; with SEA LIFE Blackpool also having a soft play and cafe it’s a great place to go and take some time out from the hecticness of the rest of Blackpool.

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Plan your visit to SEA LIFE Blackpool here, don’t miss out on some great offers including 20% off when booking online and discounted tickets when buying tickets for SEA LIFE Blackpool and another Merlin pass attraction. 

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28 thoughts on “SEA LIFE Blackpool and the Jurassic Seas review

    1. Ally Post author

      Unfortunately the photos were only taken on my phone as J was poorly while we were there, it was all a little more rushed than we had planned! x

  1. TheLondonMum

    We’ve not been to a ‘dedicated’ aquarium with Little London yet, only seeing the ones they have at the zoo. But it’s on my to do list for this year because I think he’d be really into it now. x

  2. hijackedbytwins

    Looks like a great place to visit. There is one at Scarborough I think, that is closer to us. I’ll have to look into it, now the twins are a bit older I bet they’d love it x

  3. traceycwilliams

    We love the sea life centre in Blackpool and must admit it is our favourite sea life. Love all the different themes they have and looks as if you had a great day out with J. We were also invited for the day but sadly could not make it on the Saturday x

    1. Ally Post author

      It’s ace, as they swim over you you can see all the underside of them really clearly, the rays are huge and beautiful to see from that angle! x

  4. Blogging Mummy

    We love the Sealife centre. We visited our local one in Hunstanton a few weeks back now. the kids both loved it an such a lot of things to keep the kids entertain on the way round. They also do a really cheap season ticket which we are thinking of buying. x

  5. Kerry norris

    This looks like a great day out. Will definetley have to visit if we’re ever in that area. Eva loves places like this. They are so visual for the kids. Actually we took both of them to an aquarium recently and even ophelia loved it. I guess it’s visually stimulating for babies too. How great that you were in the tunnel for feeding time. I bet he loved that x

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