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Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

21 October 2014

shutterstock_204190864From jellyfish to sharks, the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre brings the sea to you.

The Centre is about a great deal more than looking at sea life. You can interact with sea creatures. While playing with sharks might seem a tad risky, it isn’t at all. You can get right up close to the Black Tip Reef sharks and even help feed them.

If you like playing with sea creatures, you can get right into it with the interactive rock pool. Crabs, starfish, squirts, and even shrimp that will give you a manicure.

You won’t see any whales or dolphins at the Sea Life Centre. Part of the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre’s mandate is to protect sea life and the protection means that “far-ranging, highly social and highly intelligent animals” such as whales and dolphins are not in captivity.

You will however see a lot of seahorses. The Centre is a pioneer in breeding and raising nine different seahorse species back from the edge of extinction. The Centre also rescues animals in distress such as injured rare sturgeon, dolphins, Minke whales and sea turtles.

The sea life experience is richly educational and very conservation oriented. The Centre is mindful that families come in all shapes and sizes and have expanded the concept of family rates to encompass any group of individuals for the purpose of purchasing a family saver ticket. A family saver ticket for six costs £54 if bought on the web. Web prices offer a savings of 30 percent over ticket bought on site.

If you are looking for an educational and entertaining day out with family and friends while staying at Broadland Sands, the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has all that you need. As well as more than a thousand sea creatures, there are play areas for the kids and a cafe providing fresh hot food and kids eat free deals.

The Centre opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes weekdays at 4 p.m. On the weekend, it closes at 4:30 p.m.