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Sea Life Manchester

#8 of 15 things to do in Stretford Features Animals
Barton Square | The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Trafford M17 8AS, England
+44 871 221 2483
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I found staff to be unqualified and rude the sea life centre it self is over priced and smaller in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mariam S
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Sea trek

Hi I did a sea trek on Saturday and loved it.the staff where brillant can't fault them .cheerful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirl C
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SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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Barton Square | The Trafford Centre, Stretford, Trafford M17 8AS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I found staff to be unqualified and rude the sea life centre it self is over priced and smaller in comparison to other sea life centresMore

Thank Mariam S
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life. We are sorry to hear you wasn't completely satisfied with your visit and I am shocked to see you found the staff unqualified and rude. Our staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi I did a sea trek on Saturday and loved it.the staff where brillant can't fault them .cheerful happy and chilled. They explained everything and made me feel relaxed .so pleased I went to Manchester what a brillant bunch of girls .all the staff I...More

Thank Shirl C
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see you gave your visit to us a 5* review and that you had a great time on our Sea TREK experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Me and my daughter throughly enjoyed it. Staff are very helpful. Will definitely visit again.More

Thank Gary R
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see you gave your visit to us a 5* review and that you and your daughter thoroughly enjoyed your time with us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely great place for nice family trip.My daughters enjoyed a lot,because they saw a lot of amazing fish.I saw finnaly Axolotl amazing fish.For sure we back again.More

Thank Beata K
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. Its great to see you and your family had a great time visiting us. I am thrilled to see you got to see our wonderful axolotl...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my girlfriend on our first date to the Sealife centre. We were unsure on things to do and I decided to do something different. Obviously its not as big as in some places but there is a wide variety and its a really...More

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ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you chose Sea Life Manchester for your first date and that you had a nice time. We aren't as big as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I haven't visited in a while, it was really upsetting to see just how small the enclosures were. The octopus looked like it barely had room to move - it must have been so depressed. I wouldn't visit again as my opinions on aquariums...More

Thank Grainnecurzon
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am sorry to see you wasn't happy with your visit. I can assure you that all our exhibits and enclosures are the correct size for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great things to do and it's so interactive and you can hold the animals and feed them and you can go diving and swim with fish and watch them too kids loved it.More

Thank ma202017
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see you had a great time with us and that your children loved seeing all our wonderful creatures. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really informative colourful and fun day out, we have been to sea life for quite a few years and my kids whatever age have always enjoyed their visit, there is something for everyone and it is really accessible for allMore

Thank lizgaffney1973
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us and that you had such a fun day out. Its great to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice few hours looking at all the different animals and listening to the talks! All members of staff were lovely and polite the whole way through the centre! Would like A few more hands on stations or talks, but did like the fact you could...More

Thank Emily G
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. We are thrilled to see you had a great time with us and that you thought all the staff were friendly and helpful. Its great to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over in half an hour very small tanks it was very quiet but if busy you would get near the tanks Not worth the price at all we had free tickets so didn't complain would never ever pay to go....More

Thank Hannah P
ManchesterCluster, Manager at Sea Life Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about your recent visit to Sea Life Manchester. I am sorry to see you wasn't completely satisfied with your visit and that you thought the centre was too small. We are smaller than some...More

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jhallas8391
How long do you need to allow to look round.
March 20, 2017|
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Response from ManchesterCluster | Property representative |
Hello, We normally advise guests that they will spend around 1-2 hours in the centre. Your tickets are valid for the whole day so you are able to leave the centre and return as much as you want. Kind regards Chloe Duty... More
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Danielle P
If I buy a combo ticket for sealife and Legoland discovery..... Do I need to use them both in the same day? Was hoping to do sealife and then Legoland the next day. Thanks
January 1, 2017|
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Response from ManchesterCluster | Property representative |
Hello, If you buy the combination ticket to both Sea Life and Legoland you get 90 days to visit second attraction depending on which centre you bought your tickets. So if you buy your combination ticket from Sealife you get... More
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