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Address: Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 442211
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Tired and a bit shabby

Visited here today with my partner and 22m old son. The place looked shabby from the outside and it was much the same inside. Some of the interactive information boards didn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
lel1978
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very overpriced attraction. Nothing exciting about it all. Very small and my child was very bored. This is not a adventure in any way. The price needs to be lowered as it is over in 5 minutes. This place has one baby changing unit for everyone there. Awful. However the staff was lovely.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here today with my partner and 22m old son. The place looked shabby from the outside and it was much the same inside. Some of the interactive information boards didn't work and a few tanks looked like they could do with a good clean. The place is quite small and really nothing special. The staff were all friendly and... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Was ok .... Very small and could easily get round in half hour ... Very pricey ..... I really was not impressed and neither was my toddler

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Wheathampstead
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really cool place to visit and there are some excellent bright, big, weird looking fish. They did not just have fish, but reptiles too. Each tank has an information board about the fish and reptiles, and you get to see the 'vet' area as well. The tanks where also well themed, so if you want some ideas for a fish... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Easy to find, right on the sea front. council owned car park right outside the centre.We used my Husbands Blue bage for parking after checking with the attendant,who told us we could park all day for FREE. We found it very noisy in the resturant and the centre could do with a few more toilets, but over all it was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is such a fab place to while away a few hours. I've been bringing my daughter here since she was months old and she always loves it and finds it exciting.the staff are lovely too and the annual pass is great value!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We were shocked to see that we had to pay £6 for our two year old grandson as he was over 90 cm tall. He is still only 2 and should be charged a reduced child's admission at least. The attention span of a 2 year old does not allow you to stay for long! The entry fee for my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

we took our grandaughter here she loved it we were a bit overcome by a guide who was taking some children round as she was so loud think she thought everyone was deaf once we over took her and we were ok nice day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Sea life centre has lots of bright coloured tanks of fishes and other sea friends! Great for kids to look at and touch. There's enough to fill a decent hour and it can be done quicker if wanted. Feeding time and similar events are great but may need to be planned in - there is the useful option to come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had read reviews before visit and had not expected to have been here more than half hour. Nearly two hours later we left having throughly enjoyed it. A young blonde man was with the starfish element who was very friendly and informative. All staff encountered were very friendly and helpful. And for £13.50 total online price for me and... More 

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