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5 reasons to visit SEA LIFE Brighton in 2022

It's SEA LIFE Brighton's 150th birthday - and the celebrations are lasting longer than the summer hols, with brilliant family events all year round. Here's why you should book a visit

It’s their 150th birthday this year!

Fun fact: did you know that SEA LIFE Brighton is the world’s oldest aquarium? I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to work it out when you look at those restored Victorian arches, but we’re chuffed to have such an iconic landmark on our turf. SEA LIFE will be celebrating its 150th with events throughout the summer including a Victorian-themed family day in August, so keep your eyes on Muddy for all the latest updates. There’s already been a drinks do with live music and actual mermaids so it bodes well!

You can meet Peppa Pig…

If you have littlies, be prepared for them to lose their minds! Up until 4 September 2022 you can meet Peppa at SEA LIFE Brighton, as well as completing a Peppa activity trail throughout the aquarium for a reward at the end. I’ll take my ‘Best Mum Ever’ trophy now, thanks.

…and Eugene the iguana!

This handsome fella is a brand new addition to the SEA LIFE Brighton family, having been adopted from the RSPCA Reptile Rescue. Named after Eugenius Birch, the architect responsible for SEA LIFE Brighton’s iconic archways, Eugene can be spotted in the Rainforest Adventure area of the Aquarium – along with terrapins, piranhas, and *gulp* giant anacondas.

You can get up close and personal

While you won’t find me within nibbling distance of a turtle, SEA LIFE Brighton offers VIP experiences on top of regular ticket prices that the fam will love – perfect for a birthday or staycation treat. You can hop into a private glass bottom boat to get a better view of the turtles and sharks, or you can join the Animal Care team at feeding time for a close-up of the sea turtles.

You can see the reef by day and night

No, you don’t need to hang around the aquarium with a sleeping bag – SEA LIFE’s newest £2.7 million attraction Day and Night does all the hard work for you by simulating the ocean by night. You can stroll on a bio-florescent beach, explore underwater caves and spot resident turtles Lulu and Gulliver hiding among the UV light-up coral.

SEA LIFE Brighton, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1TB

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