SEA LIFE Manchester

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Book SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium tickets for up to 27% discount off ticket price when you book online

Buy best-priced tickets to the SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium and save up to 27% when you book your tickets before you go. 

In just a simple few clicks, the whole family can look forward to one of the best things to do in Manchester.

Booking is simple and easy, with tickets being delivered straight to you by email and text.

Get a up to 33% discount with the 2 in 1 Manchester attractions combi ticket!

The Combi ticket option means you get standard entry to Sea Life Manchester PLUS a visit to LEGOLAND Manchester.

How the combi ticket works:

  • Select the date and time you want to visit Sea Life Manchester and book your combi ticket
  • In your confirmation email, we will show you how to book your visit to your other attraction
  • You can visit your 2nd attraction within 90 days (please note, you must have a child in your party to visit LEGOLAND)

Dive under the sea and discover over 2,000 creatures

Who'd have thought you could be transported under the sea in Manchester?

Park up at the Trafford Centre and get ready to explore the 11 mesmerising discovery zones at SEA LIFE Manchester. Become absorbed in an underwater world as you move through each dark room with only the lights from the tanks to guide your way.

See the different species up close as you walk through the small caves and immersive tank at the Rocky Hideout.

Spot your favourite fishy friends swimming around - who will be first to notice the golden pufferfish or the purple debelius reef lobster? Learn all about the personalities of these creatures by reading the helpful facts next to the tank.

Meet the jaw-some creatures at Shark Shipwreck

This section of the tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience because you'll have the opportunity to feed the sharks. Feel the excitement as you come face-to-face with the sharks and stingrays, and smell the clean, fresh water as you lean over to pass the food to them! This close encounter will truly make your visit worthwhile.

Step into the Ocean Tunnel which gives a panoramic experience -you'll be blown away when looking at the view from the top to the bottom of the tank. Press your palms to the glass and try to catch sight of a shark swimming by. You may even spot the giant sea turtle - Ernie!

We recommend spending 1.5 - 2 hours at the aquarium to enjoy the full experience. Before you leave, round off your trip with a visit to the Lair of the Giant Crab - they can live up to 100 years old!

Fishy fun for little ones

The kids' hearts will be pounding with excitement when they sit on the rocks at the viewing points to watch the wonderful creatures crawling nearby. The giant crabs' claws measure over 3 metres which is more than enough to stand over a Mini Cooper car! Get closer if you dare.

Little ones will also love climbing inside the 360-degree doughnut tank and making friends with the moon jellyfish. They can even press the button to change the colour of the lights in the tank.

We recommend booking your tickets early to avoid missing out on this wonderful collection of underwater sea life.

SEA LIFE Manchester - Standard Entry Tickets

Get your ticket for Sea Life Manchester now and experience an amazing underwater world

Available to 22 December 2024
Trafford Boulevard,
England M41 7JE
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How to get here

SEA LIFE Manchester is located within Trafford Palazzo (previously known as Barton Square). It's right next door to the The Trafford Centre, which can be accessed from Trafford Palazzo via an indoor footbridge.

They're situated right next to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.


You can access SEA LIFE Manchester easily via a bus connection from Manchester's biggest train station. Manchester Piccadilly. Then catch the express X50 or 250 bus from Piccadilly Gardens, a few minutes’ walk away.

There's a bus stop right outside which you can walk easily to the Centre or a stop at The Trafford Centre.  


The attraction is situated right next to the Trafford Palazzo Car Park at The Trafford Centre. Parking is free all day, every day. 


Buses run regularly from all over the Greater Manchester region to their own on-site Bus Station

  • Free Parking
  • Toilets and disabled toilets
  • Baby changing
  • Storage for prams and buggies in the school room
  • Hidden Disabilities Lanyard - if you have a hidden condition such as Autism, you can request one of their green lanyards from the admissions team. If you use one of these, they'll will know you may require a little extra assistance during your visit to the attraction. These lanyards are free to use, simply ask a member of the team. 

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