Travel, Days Out & Events

A Visit To Sea Life Centre Manchester

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Whilst we were in Manchester at the weekend visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is was only fair we popped our heads into next door and visit all the wonderful fishes at the Sea Life Centre.


Both attractions are located at Barton Square by the Trafford Centre in Manchester, which makes for a fantastic day out and it’s been such a long time since our last visit we just had to go back whilst in the area.

It was good to visit again and whilst trying to take in all the changes which have taken place over the past 18 months was difficult we pretty much treated the location as if we’d never been before.

Areas the kids particularly enjoyed were the jellyfish and the giant bubble tank. The kids were really taken on how the tank magnified and they could really get some good views of all the creatures living within that particular tank.

Sea Life Manchester

We also couldn’t get through out visit without visiting Sea Life Centre’s resident Green Sea Turtle, Ernie we actually arrived at a perfect time to watch Ernie being fed his lunch. His favourite foods are lettuce, Brussel sprouts and fish heads! The kids really enjoyed the turtle area of the attraction, finding out using their hand temperatures if they would hatch male or female turtles and also finding out the answers to various turtle related facts.

Sea Life Manchester 1

The newest and main attraction to Sea Life Centre Manchester is the Octopus Hideout which opened last month. Here we found “Hank” the Giant Pacific Octopus and his friends in 4 different tanks in the Octopus Hideout. Sadly Hank wasn’t feeling overly active for our visit and decided to take a snooze right by the glass for us, doesn’t he look huge?!

Sea Life Manchester 2All in all we had a great visit to Sea Life Centre, Manchester. A great way to round up our visit to the area.

Octopus Hideout and all the rest of the attractions are now open to the public and ready to visit when you are! If you are looking to book tickets to go to Sea Life Centre, Manchester anytime soon I’d full recommend booking your tickets in advance, this is not only to save money but also guarantee you access to the attraction as it can get very busy. Ticket prices start from £9.95pp and you even have the option to make a full day of being in the area where you can buy a combi ticket to go to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre also for £20pp.

**This is not a sponsored post, we were in the area so we popped in to say hi. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. Kim Carberry

    14th March 2016 at 12:34 pm

    It sounds like you all had a great time. Fab photos! x

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      14th March 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you, it was really nice to return there after not being able to go for sometime. x

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