Christmas Magic at the Sea Zoo
Saturday November 30th - Sunday December 1st 2019
For the second year in a row, Santa and his reindeer come to the Sea Zoo! Meet Santa, his elves and reindeer (don't forget to take "elfies!"), enjoy mulled wine, hot cider , mince pies, pulled pork baps or even candyfloss!
Our Christmas Tree Elf will be selling local Anglesey Nordmann firs - come pick your own!
"Frozen" Elsa will also be on site to mingle on Sunday Dec 1st from 1-3pm, and the RPSB will be joining us with their stand.
The reindeer will be on site from 10am both days, and Santa will arrive by RIB at 12.30pm on Saturday so don't miss it!
Santa's Grotto £5 per child, includes:
- meet Santa & his elves and take a photo
- gift for each child
- hot chocolate
Aquarium entry not included.
Santa's Grotto is open Saturday 1-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Free of charge for season ticket holders and under 2s!
No need to book, just turn up!
October half term
October 26th - November 3rd
Bring the kids along this Half Term and join us over Halloween for some Pirate themed adventures!
PIRATES YE BE WARNED...
The loot has gone and we need YOUR HELP find it!
Follow a Treasure hunt through the shipwreck, past the fish forest to find the shiny gold and earn your bounty. For more of a challenge, discover the ill-fated story of Rusty Hook Reevesand the crew of the Sea Wraith through the eerie aquarium, solving puzzles and riddles along the way. Canyou figure out what happened to their treasure?
Get messy and make some bat handprints and create a scary mask. Don’t forget to find out your pirate name and take swashbuckling selfies at our photo station!
The coffee shop will be open too, serving delicious Halloween treats.
The whole aquarium will be decked out pirate-style on the 31st and adults are encouraged to dress up too!
FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS DRESSED UP IN COSTUME ON 31ST OCTOBER!
Halloween arts and crafts all week:
11.00am Handprint bats
2.30pm Halloween masks
Creative Critters at the Sea Zoo
Fishy Arts & Crafts sessions for toddlers! Paint, collage and draw with Sam.
Friday September 27th 2019 at 10.30am-12pm
Friday October 18th 10.30am-12pm
Friday November 22nd 103.am-12pm
12 spots available per session, first come first served - advance booking essential!
£5 per child (half price for season pass holders.)
Sessions include cake, drink and entrance into the zoo for each artist. Refreshments available for parents.
Call 01248 430411 and book your plaice😃
The Great British Beach Clean
September 23rd 2019
Help keep a local beach clean and collect valuable data on marine litter at the same time! Join us for MCS's annual Great British Beach Clean at Tal-Y-Foel beach! We provide the kit, all you need is good footwear, waterproofs (should the weather turn nasty!) and a drink.
Meeting outside the Sea Zoo admissions at 10am to get kitted up before setting off. Anglesey's AM Rhun ap Iorwerth will also be joining us!
July 20th - August 31st 2019
We've got plenty of fun lined up for the summer with ocean-themed activities every day plus talks and fish feeds! Make your own scallop or little fingerprint animals, or join us on Saturdays in creating a Starfish Army! In addition to that, we'll have a few special theme weeks during the summer - see below for more details or check out our Facebook!
National Whale and Dolphin Week
July 28th - August 3rd 2019
Celebrate our native cetaceans with us this week with special educational whale and dolphin-themed activities!
All day: Whale and dolphin quiz (available from admissions)
11am: Eggbox whales and dolphins
2.30pm: Dolphin bookmarks
National Marine Week
August 4th - 9th 2019
Dedicated to celebrating the Wildlife Trusts' National Marine Week with marine-themed arts & crafts and a special marine week quiz!
All day: Marine week quiz (available from admissions)
11am: Bottlecap fish tank
2.30pm: Pool noodle pirate ships
August 11th-16th 2019
We're celebrating Shark Week this week so don't miss it!
Special Shark Quiz plus educational shark-themed activities!
All day: Shark quiz (available from admissions)
11am: Origami Mr Sharky
2.30pm: Fossil dig
Saturdays in the summer - Starfish Army
Saturdays during the summer holidays until the end of August 2019
Join us in growing the army of starfish slowly taking over the walls of our No Bone Zone! Design your own starfish (or several!) and add them to the formidable group!
12.30pm in our marquee on the inner yard.
May half term
May 25th-June 2nd 2019
Make a splash with us this May half term! Make a multicoloured whale or a flashy shark with just a paper straw and some watercolours, or a cheerful little dolphin bookmark! Easy and fun!
And don't forget the daily talks and feeds!
April 6th-28th 2019
For the Easter holidays we'll of course have daily Eastery arts & crafts activities for the kids, daily talks plus an educational Easter fish egg quiz on Easter weekend itself! Don't forget to try delicious Eastery treats and cakes in our cafe and keep an eye out for more details on our Facebook page!
February half term
We open for the new season on Feb 16th 2019 just in time for February half term! As half term dates vary depending on region and school, please be sure to check our opening times before you visit.