Special Events

Here you'll find information about special events and activities here at the Sea Zoo throughout the 2019 season - be sure to check our Diary or Facebook for more info and details on particular events and activities closer to the date!

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!

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October half term

October 26th - November 3rd

Bring the kids along this Half Term and join us over Halloween for some Pirate themed adventures!


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!


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😃

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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!

Summer holidays

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!

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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

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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

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Shark Week

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.

World Oceans Day

We're celebrating World Oceans Day again on June 8th! A day for appreciating our oceans with ocean-themed activities... Challenge yourself with an ocean quiz or take selfies at our photo station! Check our Facebook or Diary for more details!


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!

Easter holidays

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!

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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.