We had an amazing experience at SEALIFE Brighton in June half term. Did you know that it’s the world’s oldest aquarium, opening in 1872?
I was absolutely stunned by the recently restored Victorian architecture – it’s beautiful and lit up in rainbow colours. It makes a lovely atmosphere to walk around and see all the sealife.
The kids get given a map, a quiz and magnifying glasses when we entered.
We stopped off at the cafe first before exploring. Our favourite part was the Rainforest Adventure where there were little domes for kids to climb in and get more close.
You can book to do the “glass bottom boat” tour, which looked cool but we carried on to the Day and Night exhibit, which has the UK’s largest collection of sharks and rays under one roof.
We walked through the Ocean Tunnel and saw said sharks swimming above us!
There is loads to see here – starfish, octopuses, jellyfish, turtles and of course so many different types of fish of all sizes.
The location is great too as it’s right by the pier in Brighton beach. So whether you’re on a daytrip or a seaside staycation in the area, this is a great place to bring the kids.
Have you been to a SEALIFE Centre before?
📍SEALIFE Brighton, Marine Parade BN2 1TB
⏰ Open weekdays 10am – 4pm, weekends 10am – 5pm
🕰 Time spent there: 1 and a half hours
🎫 Pre-book tickets online
☕️ Cafe, loos and baby change on site
🍼 Buggy friendly
🚗 Nearest parking is on seafront – Madeira Drive
🚊 20 min walk from Brighton train station
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