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Sea Life Manchester

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Address: Barton Square | The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Trafford M17 8AS, England
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+44 871 221 2483
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater...

SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!

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Went here whilst waiting for our allocated slot for legoland it was very busy very hot very good. The children enjoyed it although the enthusiasm of the photographer was over the... read more

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Lesley S
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Cheshire
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Cheshire
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here whilst waiting for our allocated slot for legoland it was very busy very hot very good. The children enjoyed it although the enthusiasm of the photographer was over the top almost cringe worthy but the same can be said about the legoland helpers really too much even for the younger kids !!! They spoke so fast we did... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came from Birmingham to visit and was quite surprised at how less busy it was during the Easter Holiday which was brilliant especially when you have children. We found the Sealife Centre to be fairly reasonable in terms of what you see but I think for the price there should have been a bit more to it. It is... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went to the sealife centre today , and was very impressed, it wasn't too packed got lots of good shots , staff were very good , would definitely call again !

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see you and your son had a great time with us and that you were impressed with the centre. We hope you got to see some of our amazing talk and feeding demonstrations as well as learn... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my two children (one 4 and the other 2) one morning in the week, on the parent toddler deal. Well worth it. Children loved looking at the all fish, it wasn't at all busy, we got there for 10am, and the staff were really helpful. It took us about an hour and half to get around and they had... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that you and your little ones had a great time with us and that your children loved looking at all of our creatures. I am happy to see you spent a good amount of time in... More 

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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my 3 boys who enjoyed it very much. So much to do and the staff were amazing. They got booklets each to stamp each section they went through. So much to see. Thoroughly lovely day

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am happy to see you and your 3 boys enjoyed your visit with us that that you thought the staff were all amazing. The team are knowledgable and passionate about the centre and our animals and I am glad you... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Saturday 15th April at around 1pm. We had our two sons (7 and 5) with us. We were ushered to the front of the queue as we have merlin annual passes and went straight through and listened to a short talk about sea turtles. The talk was great and the effects used were fantastic. Once inside the... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are trilled to see your family and a great time with us and that you are taking advantage of your Merlin Annual passes. We are glad you are impressed with the staff and that you thought they were friendly. Our... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is small but an absolute treasure. Fully disabled access which is rare for merlin entertainments and staff are welcoming and accommodating. The new animal encounter show is fantastic and the staff are acknowledgable and patient.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that you had an enjoyable time with us and that you were happy with our disabled access throughout the centre. All the staff are dedicated and passionate about the centre, animals and the guests who come... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well dissapointed and customer service does not exists. Went there the renew my merlin passes and I've been lied by a member of staff at the till that I can buy a standard first then upgrade to premium within 8 weeks, aftet few weeks when I wanted to upgrade I've been told that I can't and I should pay full... More 

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello Brodziu, and thank you for leaving a review here on TripAdvisor. I am glad to see you have purchased Merlin Annual Passes. Its one of the best ways of getting great value for money for all of the Merlin Attractions in the UK. With regards to your current situation that you have referred to in your above review, we... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a fair bit to do even tho it's not as big as some of the other sea life's that I have been to. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am happy to see you and your daughter had a great time with us and I hope she enjoyed her birthday. We are smaller than other Sea Life centres you may have visited in the past, however this is due... More 

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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit - spent about 90 mins here - 20 of which were on the soft play hidden in the middle! Love the sea turtle - he's adorable!!! Parking great and staff friendly and helpful.

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am glad to see you enjoyed your time with us that that your family had fun in our soft play area. We are thrilled to see you loved our giant green sea turtle Erine, he certainaly is adorable, and is fantastic... More 

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