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Address: Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 442211
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Lovely local attraction

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... read more

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

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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165 reviews 165 reviews
56 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Grandad and Nanny took two Grandsons and had a great time. One aged nearly 8 who loves visiting and looking for all the different species. The other Grandson nearly 4, this was his first visit he enjoyed seeing the fish swim around us in the tunnel. Food was good. Staff as usual friendly and informative. Another visit sooner rather than... More 

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My two young grandoughters really enjoyed our visit at. Half term.The group tickets are good value. The cafe offers food and drinks at reasonable prices

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Bishops Stortford UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unfortunately missed free tickets from Tesco Clubcard due to posting of tickets but bought on line at a cheaper rate. 3 boys 5 to11 and Granny thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved looking for the treasure hunt although a bit obscure so help had to be sought from very friendly staff. Cafe was expensive for what it was but still helpful... More 

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Essex, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Using clubcard vouchers makes visiting the sealife adventure extremely good value for money. You need to plan in advance though for tickets to be posted. We still booked e-tickets through their website and got a moderate discount. Under 90cm they go free! My 2 year old was just under. The cafe is expensive and sells a lot of processed food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Yes it is small, but very interesting and educational at the same time. Well worth a visit if you're the area.

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