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Sea Life Adventure Aquarium – Aquarium School Trips & Curriculum-Linked Activities Essex

Location(s)Sea Life Adventure Aquarium, Eastern Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2ER
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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School Trips

Sealife Adventure offers students a great learning experience!

Not only can they learn about the fascinating world that lies in our planet’s oceans and seas, but you can use our curriculum based school pack to help make learning maths, science, and other subjects much more fun.

Marine life includes sharks, rays, eels, tropical and native fish, lobsters and a crocodile just to name a few. The is also a ‘Hands-on’ Rockpool encounter where guests will have the opportunity to get close and personal with our starfish and crabs. Upon booking an educational or group booking we will provide a personal, private Rockpool encounter for no additional cost.

Educational Visits

Our educational visits expand the boundaries of the classroom to experience the marine world close up. Education and entertainment go hand in hand with our ‘close encounter’ talks and feeds. With our curriculum based education packs, you will find plenty of follow-up class and homework projects.

With our nursery bookings we do not charge you for the teachers and supervisory adults that accompany the children (as long as the number of adults is not greater than the number of children.) For infant, junior and primary schools you will be entitled to one free adult, per four children, finally for senior schools you will be entitled to two free adults per fifteen students.

Educational and School visit prices 2020

School groups of 15 or more children £7.50 per child

To receive these discounted prices all school bookings must be booked and paid for at least 14 days in advance and are subject to availability.

How the day works

Upon arrival the teacher/group leader in charge of the trip will check in at the Customer Services desk. Once checked in, the staff will give everyone a wristband to allow you all day access to the aquarium. The best place to wristband the children is on the seawall next to our building, or if weather is bad we can come on to the coach.

We will also sort out a time slot for your ‘hands-on’ Rockpool encounter. This maybe before or after your lunch and you will get a time slot per class.

The aquarium takes about an hour to walk around, but with your private ‘Hands-on’ Rockpool encounter and the other talks and feeds throughout the day the amount of time you stay is up to you. Many schools visit us in the morning, take advantage of the neighbouring beach for activities and visit us again before the coach picks them up.

Risk assessment

We conduct our own risk assessments and provide guidance for teachers, which can be downloaded, but we do encourage teachers to make a preview visit before bringing a group.

Teacher preview visits

In order to make the most of your school visit we recommend that you take advantage of one of our free teacher preview visits to familiarise yourself with the exhibits and our facilities. Bring the slip from your booking email and present it at the customer services desk to gain access to the aquarium and a run through of how your booking will run on the day.

(Please note: School I.D. must be shown and the teacher attending the preview visit, limited to 1 per class, must attend on the day of your visit)


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