My friend and I visited Brighton Sealife Centre. It's easy to get to, being situated right next to Brighton Pier. Entrance tickets cost £14 per adult. This price seemed a little steep considering how little there actually was in the centre.
There were tanks with an array of fish, however, apart from the tunnel and the stingrays, there was nothing that special to be seen. The place just felt kind've small and limited.
I was very angered when I saw an inconsiderate child throwing a starfish, whilst the member of staff just stood there and did nothing. I find animal cruelty very upsetting, and if you're going to allow people to 'touch a starfish', then at least make sure that the animals are not harmed in any way.
I can't comment much on the food facilities, as my friend and I chose not to eat here. The cafe-like place did seem very limited and expensive though.
I was very glad that I didn't opt to purchase the tickets for the glass bottom boat ride. You can observe the ride, and see that it's not really a ride at all; more like sitting on a boat that's literally being pulled along on string. The tank at which the boat floated on was no bigger than ten metres, and the people on the boat looked bored to death.
Whilst there are a lot of negatives about the attraction, watching the stingrays always entertains me. The tunnel, with the sharks, giant sea turtles and huge stingrays, was also very enjoyable.
If the entrance fees were a little cheaper, then Brighton's Sealife Centre would make for a nice morning/afternoon out. However, you can spend little more than a few hours in this place, so the entrance fee is very expensive considering how little there is to do.
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