We decided to celebrate the lockdown easing by exploring newly re-opened Sea Life in Scarborough. Why there? At SEA LIFE Scarborough there is a whole host of wondrous sea creatures, from magnificent sharks to colourful clown fish and inquisitive sea turtles. It’s an absolutely amazing place for your child to discover a magnificent underwater world.
There’s also seals, penguins, otters, octopus and so much more! Matylda was absolutely amazed by the creatures she’s never seen before. It’s both very entertaining and educational experience for our little ones.
You can see which creatures are housed at SEA LIFE Scarborough on the website here. The SEA LIFE centre is also home to Pirate Adventure Mini Golf and a new Rainforest Adventure which houses a whole world of creepy crawlies.
There are also super strong residents called Leafcutter Ants, who can amazingly lift up to 20x their own body weight each time they pick a piece off a leaf! On top of their magnific-ant strength, the new leafcutters are one of the only green fingered creatures on earth – aside from humans – as they do not eat the leaves for themselves. Instead, they take the leaves back home to grow fungi, which they then tuck into for a tasty treat.
The team have been working tirelessly to build a brand-new Leafcutter Ants habitat as part of the Rainforest Adventure, so the new residents will be neighbouring with an array of different rainforest species like the Monkey Tailed Skink, the Poison Dart Frogs and the Green Tree Python.
On top of the new additions to the rainforest, SEA LIFE Scarborough are excited to announce they are welcoming a brand-new coral cove to their centre. The cove will offer an immersive look at the corals and the creatures that live within them, meaning guests can get lost in a land beneath the sea.
The hard work doesn’t stop there, as staff have also added development to the rockpool area, allowing visitors to investigate and even touch the stunning sea creatures that live in the shallow rocky waters.
Andy Turner, SEA LIFE Scarborough’s General Manager said: “We are so excited to welcome faces old and new back through our doors come May 17th. We have worked so hard to update the SEA LIFE centre during its closure, so we can reopen bigger and better than before.
“The team have been working non-stop to refurbish the Pirate Adventure Mini Golf Land and develop a new interactive outdoor area, which are perfect activities for the whole family to enjoy. With these updated and latest additions both inside and outside the centre, not forgetting our new leafcutter ants, there are even more areas for guests to explore at SEA LIFE Scarborough and we cannot wait to see people enjoying our wonderous attractions once again.”
To ensure the safety of visitors and the site team, social distancing measures will be imposed including online bookings for specific visiting slots, temperature checks on arrival, extensive and additional cleaning operations and other social distancing measures.