Kicking off with February half term ‘The Snail and The Whale’ activities


One of the South Coast’s most loved visitor attractions, Sea Life Brighton, has unveiled a packed events calendar for 2017 with adventures in store for visitors of all ages. 

Brand new for 2017, the aquarium will celebrate February half term with Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s The Snail and The Whale.

From 11 February until 05 March, visitors will be able to put on their snail hats and experience the beloved children’s book like never before as they follow the story around Sea Life Brighton, through an amazing underwater world. 

Looking further ahead to April, Sea Life Brighton will unveil a thrilling, but currently top secret, new attraction which the aquarium is sure will quickly become a family favourite. 

The year’s fun does not end there, with a raft of exciting events in store including its ever-popular Pop Badge swaps. The aquarium will also be hosting interactive events across school half terms throughout the year – making it the perfect place to entertain youngsters during the holidays. 

Max Leviston, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton commented: “This is a big year for Sea Life Brighton, we have plenty of great days out in store for our visitors as well a few surprises up our sleeves! 

“We are looking forward to welcoming new creatures and displays to the aquarium in 2017, helping visitors old and new to experience different elements of our fascinating oceans.”

Port Jackson sharks – some of the creatures that have lived in the seas unchanged for millions of years – and an interactive display that includes being charged by a Megalodon delight visitors as the new Jurassic Seas display opens at SEALIFE Brighton. photo ©Julia Claxton

To be the first to hear about forthcoming events at Sea Life Brighton, keep an eye on its social channels: Facebook Sea Life Brighton and Twitter Sea Life Brighton.  

Sea Life Brighton is open from 10am every day apart from Christmas Day. For current closing times or further information, please visit Sea Life Brighton.


About Sea Life Brighton


The world’s oldest operating aquarium, open to visitors for more than 140 years, SEA LIFE Brighton is home to more than 3,500 creatures including sharks, turtles, seahorses, rays and an anaconda.

Highlights include feeding demonstrations throughout the day, an interactive rock pool and the fantastic 360-degree Ocean Tunnel. 

SEA LIFE Brighton also offers visitors the opportunity to experience the marine world from the unique perspective of a glass-bottomed boat – the first aquarium in the UK to do so. 

A popular attraction with visitors of all ages, SEA LIFE Brighton was named ‘The Best Place to Visit’ at this year’s Brighton and Hove Business Awards, testament to its enduring charm and appeal. 

SEA LIFE Brighton is part of the Merlin Entertainments group. 

The aquarium is open every day apart from Christmas Day, from 10am. Check current closing times on the website. 

Visit Visit Sea Life Brighton for more information.


Merlin Entertainments plc


MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 105 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c25,000 employees.  

Among Merlin’s attractions are – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. 

Visit Merlin Entertainments Plc for more information. 

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