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Address: Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 442211
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was very pleased with staff greeting us as we arrived, clean and tidy, prices not to bad if you purchase online before you go... one of our party couldn't make it on the day so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

was very pleased with staff greeting us as we arrived, clean and tidy, prices not to bad if you purchase online before you go... one of our party couldn't make it on the day so we got a voucher to use on another day which i thought was great!! normally if one can't make it you lose that money.. and... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very clean and tidy and all exhibits well presented. Good and varied collection to see. Enjoyed the walk through glass tunnel most, which was quiet when we visited. Worth seeing but a little expensive if paying on the day, but when tickets are bought with Adventure Island tickets on-line it seemed good value.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Boring not enough show, entertainment and teaching for the children or hands on. It is quite dear and you can walk round in 5 minutes

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JonathanHumphrys, Manager at Sea Life Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on our Trip Advisor page, we do appreciate the feedback. I would like to apologise for any dispoiontment you exerienced during your visit, particularly if you did not feel that your visit represented good value, or if you felt that there were insufficient exhibits or activities to keep... More 

Hatfield Peverel, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice little aquarium and lovely staff but even paying the online advance price it still feels expensive. We got round the whole thing in under 30 minutes and although we went back again later in the day the kids weren't interested the second time. Don't go there expecting a full days entertainment!

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JonathanHumphrys, Manager at Sea Life Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our Trip Advisor page. I would like to apologise for any disapointment you may have experienced during your visit, espeically if you did not feel that the visit represented good value for money. I would like to be able to repond more fully and personally... More 

Sittingbourne
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable experience. Found the talks really informative and the staff enthusiastic. Had great value entry as part of our day out at Adventure Island

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Essex
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Visited with my (quite tall) 2 year old who had to pay full price. If it wasn't for the fact I tried to drag it out and we had something to eat, then we would have been in and out in less than an hour. One good point I can make is the lady who initially served us and gave... More 

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JonathanHumphrys, Manager at Sea Life Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our trip advisor page. I would firstly like to apologise for any disappointment you may have experienced during your visit, especially if you felt that your visit did not represent good value. I would also like to apologise for any disappointment you may have experienced... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a 2 yr old and 10 yr old and was very disappointed as not much for the younger children to see

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JonathanHumphrys, Manager at Sea Life Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Lyndsey, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on our trip advisor page. I would firstly like to apologise for any disappointment you may have experienced during your visit, particularly if you felt that there was not enough to keep your children engaged. We have tried to provide a range of exhibits suitable for all of... More 

essex
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78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

we visited the sea life centre with our 17month old grandaughter and wished we hadnt bothered as it was £30 wasted. Nothing has barely changed here since i took my kids when they were young and their now 20 and 23 ! we had walked round it in about half an hour ! When we first got there the staff... More 

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JonathanHumphrys, Manager at Sea Life Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our trip advisor page. May I firstly apologise for any disappointment you experienced during your visit, particularly if your did not feel that our range of exhibits provided sufficient variety or interest for your group. We have tried to provide as wide a range of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited on a very wet August Thursday, it was very busy with lots of little ones but they coped well and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. it is easy to get to, park near and close to the pier and other attractions. A good way of entertaining little ones and bigger ones also enjoyed it, good value especially when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited here, on a whim with 3 adults who do enjoy marine life and it's information. We had not been in a number of years so we were keen to see, what was on offer! We were greeted by an enthusiastic (maybe a little too much) guy who stamped our hands and put our wristbands on. We were then... More 

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