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“Lovely Staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Sea Life Centre

National Sea Life Centre
Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
353-1-286-6939
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Ranked #10 of 19 things to do in Bray
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Owner description: The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Lovely Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a really good half day out for the family. The staff here are excellent really helpful and full of information on all the animals they have in the aquarium. Gerat because it is so close to the Harbour and beach in Bray

Visited August 2013
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“Worth going if you book online”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

As per title - it's worth going if you book online, as it turns out bit cheaper than buying tickets at the counter. They have some interesting sea creatures there and staff will try to make your stay interesting, but the fact is that the place is really small and if your kids spend 1 minute at each attraction, you'll be ready in half an hour. And the word of comment on gadgets shop - ridiculously high prices.

Visited October 2013
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“Expensive for the length of time it takes.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Visited here today to let my 3 year old meet the octonauts. Have been here a few times a few years ago. I found it to be expensive for a family of 5 (12.50 for
an adult and 9.00 for a child). It takes less than half an hour to walk through the whole place including the play are. Very small and dark place. The only upside for me was the joy in my son hugging his favourite characters. To me, all the tanks seemed small and all the fish similar. Lots of rays. I would go again but only if it were like today - meeting and greeting characters.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a nice sea life centre it is a little small compared to some others I have visited. There were talks and a touch pool and plenty to see. it is a little small and if you was with a family you would probably be a little annoyed at that as it doesn't last long and can be expensive. But a nice place to visit I would go back.

Visited September 2013
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“Good fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I brought my just turned 2 year old at Sea Life last weekend. He had great fun in exploring the place and he was very curious about the many different species. We were only there for an hour but we got to see it all and we were there for the feeding of the octopus! Very funny and interesting info given. Also, my son was given a medal for been brave and having touched a starfish. That was really a nice surprice!! And surprisingly enough he had been not a bit scared!!!!
Every toddler should go on a trip to the sea life.

Visited August 2013
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