SEA LIFE Blackpool
Lancashire FY1 5AA
Tel: 01253 621 258
About SEA LIFE Blackpool
Housing more than fifty spectacular displays and over 1,000 assorted sea creatures it takes visitors on a magical journey from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths.
A highlight for every visitor is undoubtedly the mighty ocean tank, teeming with tropical sharks, gigantic groupers and colourful reef fish. From the amazing vantage of a walkthrough underwater tunnel it is easy to imagine it is you…rather than the fish…that is on display!
New for 2009: Scary Monsters. This amazing new attraction brings together some of the scariest-looking creatures of the deep; beasts from the icy depths that resemble giant insects, slimy and slithering things, bug-eyed beasties and animals that look like they’ve escaped from Sci-Fi monster movies or ancient myth and legend.
Another special exhibition recreates part of the Amazon rainforest, complete with humid mists and dense jungle foliage. Piranhas feature, as you might expect, and so do a variety of poison dart frogs.
A waist-high Victorian Pier display tank is another firm favourite, filled with native sharks, flatfish and rays. The latter nose the surface as if just as intrigued by the visitors…as the visitors are intrigued by them!
For those who want to get hands on with some of the creatures visit the Rockpool Experience at the start of the centre to hold various crabs, starfish and anemones as well as learning about the successful British shark and ray breeding programme.
The Blackpool SEA LIFE centre café has lovely sea views, in addition to a soft play area, slide and ball pits, and feeding demonstrations that are staged regularly through the day, bolstering the educational side of a fun family day out. Group guided tours of the centre can be pre-booked, reinforcing the special nature of a family day out at Blackpool SEA LIFE centre