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Address: Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 442211
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Good attraction but let down by the cafe....

A few hours to get to the attraction, a mix up with vouchers but we received a pleasant welcome. Staff allowed us to buy online saving us £7 which made the cost reasonable... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A few hours to get to the attraction, a mix up with vouchers but we received a pleasant welcome. Staff allowed us to buy online saving us £7 which made the cost reasonable. Arriving at lunchtime we decided to eat in the cafe first, ordering two adult meals and two children's (£31) we sat down to wait..... And wait....and wait.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We went on a family day out to Southend and visited Sea life adventure. Kids enjoyed it a lot. We got day's programme mentioning feeding times and talks on admission and it was easy to be there on time. Staff was really friendly and got involved all children during their talks. Wristband allows you to go in and out the... More 

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Southend Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I went with my Wife and 2 of my Grandchildren, We were fortunate enough to sea the feeding of the Seahorses, where the member of staff gave a brief talk and involved all of the children,which was very good,we are quite fortunate in that we live close by.Although it`s not the biggest sea life centre it is still worth a... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There are many positives about this Sea Life adventure but I will quickly get the negative out of the way first! I went with my 10 yr old daughter and 79yr old mum who uses a wheelchair. Access was not always easy and at one point there was a ramp so steep that we had to get my mum out... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

i always enjoy visiting the Sealife. the £3.50 upgrade from your wristband at adventure island is great value for money. it's a nice place to go when you want to take a short break from Adventure island and let your food settle! really nicely themed inside and lots to see! :)

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Just renewed my sea life center membership. Its great always updating and creating new things. The talks are both interesting for the adults as well as the children and the staff are excellent both friendly and knowledgeable. My grandson loves it there and its his first choice of some where to go.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed my day out at sea life adventure and Seeing all the sea creatures. I touched a starfish and the Bones were on the skin. I had a great day. Lilly aged seven from London.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There was plenty to see, even though it's quite a small, compact venue. The sea-life attractions were well maintained and looked healthy...tanks were clean, bright and good for viewing. There was a member of staff there showing a star fish and the children were allowed to touch it...he explained some interesting things about it and was very informative. A good... More 

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice place to take the children, they go there every year, as they find the different types of nature and different kind of fishs exciting and they let the children hold the star fish's the kids love holding them. The food is nice as well they have a shop as well with lots of different things they can buy

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The staff were friendly and welcoming and, although we had not been to Sea Life Southend we were looking forward to an enjoyable time with our 5 and 2 year old grandchildren. Viewing of some of the exhibits was difficult for both of them but better for others. All-in-all I don't think there are enough exhibits to occupy visitors for... More 

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