February half term
We open for the new season on Feb 10th 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.
March 24th-April 15th
For the Easter holidays we have Eastery arts & crafts activities for the kids, plus an educational Easter fish egg trail on Easter Sunday! Don't forget to try delicious Eastery treats and cakes in our cafe!
May half term
May 26th-June 3rd
11am: Watercolour and paper straw painting
12.30pm: Handprint fish bowls
2.30pm Origami Mr Sharky
Activities are free and last for a maximum of 30 minutes, if you'd like to join in please try to be there within 15 minutes of starting.
Arctic Ice Fun Day
Come celebrate all things Arctic with us and the Siku Project! A fun day down at the beach outside the Sea Zoo, including a competition for machines designed by contestants for rebuilding Arctic ice and fighting climate change! Who can pump the most water or gather the most energy from the wind? Organised by the Siku Project, check out the official Facebook event!
July 15th - September 7th
We've got plenty of fun lined up for the summer with ocean-themed activities every day plus talks and fish feeds! In addition to that, we'll have a few special theme weeks during the summer - see below!
We're celebrating Shark Week this week so don't miss it!
Special Shark Quiz plus educational shark-themed activities!
Whale and Dolphin Week
July 29th - August 3rd
Celebrating our native cetaceans this week with special educational whale and dolphin-themed activities!
National Marine Week
August 5th - 10th
Dedicated to celebrating the Wildlife Trusts' National Marine Week with marine-themed arts & crafts and a special marine week quiz!
Great British Beach Clean
September 14th - 17th
Details of our autumn beach cleans coming soon!
October half term
October 20th - November 4th
Things are about to get spooky! Halloween activities and scary fish facts, more details to follow on our Facebook closer to the date!
Annual Halloween Event
Exact date tbc
This is the big event of the year! Halloween is a huge deal for us and every year we put on a special evening family event for one night only! The whole aquarium is decorated and staff and volunteers roped in to play spooky characters - do you dare brave the dark?
Past themes include murder mystery, creepy fairy tales, a scary circus, classic horror movies and Jules Verne's 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea - this year's theme and details to follow later!
Please note this event is advance booking only - tickets will come on sale in the autumn. Free for season ticket holders!