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Anglesey Sea Zoo Sw Mor Mon
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Owner description: See amazing British marine life at Wales' biggest and best aquarium! Enter the shipwreck brimming with Conger Eels and walk the Shark Pool grids! With daily interactive talks, award winning cafe, Anglesey's best gift shop, Captain Jake's crazy golf, the pirates playground, and massive octojump bouncy castle we guarantee a Splashing day out! Open daily from February 14th 2015 to October inclusive, please call or see our website for opening times. Family tickets valid for 7 days(*). * Terms and Conditions Apply.
Reviewed August 31, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed our time at the Sea Zoo. It has species found around the British coast, so don't expect Sea World! I would not take preschoolers, as mentioned in another review, you will have to lift small children up for a lot of the tanks and there is a lot of (very interesting) written info which really emphasises it is for slightly older children. It does not take long to get around, I would say a visit is good for two hours at best just fore the tanks. The cafe was very good.

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Reviewed August 31, 2014

Let me tell you about the Sea Zoo....I am defending it deeply after seeing some rotten reviews about it. Let's get some things straight. It is NOT a commercialised 'Sea Life Centre'...it is a marine conservation resource centre which is completely different. They have extensive breeding programs to restock our rapidly depleting waters. If those who rated this place badly had even BOTHERED to look it up, they would have seen this. Someone said it had rubbish facilities...as it is catering more for the marine life, humans tend to be pretty low on the scale...if you don't like it, bring your own food as we did. The prices are high? Think of the overheads this small but VALUABLE centre must have &, remember, above all....it is an EDUCATION CENTRE for those of us who are ignorant about the waters around Britain...anyone watch The Blue Planet? The scenes of the Blue Lobster spawning? Yeah, you guessed it...filmed at the Sea Zoo! We come back every year to this place...the staff are friendly & knowledgeable & happy to help, even at the end of the season. Did you bad reviewers bother to see the feeding times of the fish in the tanks? It's amazing & for 3 autistic children, as ours are, it was fantastic to see their faces alight with wonder. When you enter the Sea Zoo....keep your mind, eyes & ears open...you might just learn something & you will be contributing to keeping our oceans alive & healthy!

4  Thank SophPalm
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

Situated on the edge of the Menai Strait on Angelsea, this is a great little aquarium which can be visited whatever the weather. You won't find massive sharks or anything, but there are plenty of tanks of various sea creatures to see and the staff are very knowledgeable and eager to share. There is also an outdoor children's play area and crazy golf course for dry days.
Your entry tick is also valid for 6 days after purchase - bargain. Give it a go.

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

I hate to agree with all the poor reviews on here but yes, this really was rather a let down for our family visit a couple of weeks ago. £19.50 for 2 adults and our 6 year old (thankfully our 2 year old was free), is totally over priced for what is here. Yes you can return for free but why? There were to be fair a few different things to see, that wasn't the issue, but it only took an hour to go round and that was more because we had a 2 year old that we had to lift up at every tank for her to see in each one. Many of the tanks were very crowded. We also sat and waited for 15 minutes (we got there early) for the feeding which to be fair was good and the young man doing the talk was ok. We couldn't even use the outside play areas as there was a down pour as we left (not the Sea Zoo's fault i know). Such a shame. We were in Anglesey for a week and this was our least favourite activity.

3  Thank SarahJ2724
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a very underwhelming trip to the Anglesey Sea Zoo .. its small .. soon round it .. it seems to specialise in tiddlers .. the wave area was a little more than a splash. Best part was the miniture golf outside, for which you had to pay extra. We spent more time outside than in the Zoo. I found the "Bistro" cafe slow and as it was busy most free tables were cluttered and dirty. By contrast the Foel farm a little further on was much better.

6  Thank Johnboy236
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