National Sea Life Centre Birmingham | Day Out With The Kids

National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

4 star Rating 4 / 5 5 reviews

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Attraction Information

  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Come and have an underwater adventure at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, featuring over 2000 creatures. Don’t miss the chance to walk in UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel where sharks, rays and even a giant green sea turtle will be swimming right by you! 

There are 15 zones where your kids can meet the wonderfully bizarre creatures of the water world - from the majestic jellyfish to the vicious piranhas. Stroke a starfish, feel crab shells in the Rock pool and in the 4-D cinema go on your own Amazon Adventure.

Look out for Nemo, sea turtles, the common octopus and playful Gentoo penguins, as pop up bubbles and peek-a-boo holes help you get closer to the marine life than ever before. 

Explore the wonders that live under the sea!

  • Talk and feeding times
  • Behind the scenes tours
  • Birmingham’s best experience for kids


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Waters Edge, Brindley Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HL, England


Click here to visit National Sea Life Centre Birmingham's website

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Term Time
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


General Admission
All Ages (3+): £20.00
Under 3's: Free

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

The best value car park, located a three minute walk away, is in the Barclaycard Arena South.


Lovely but expensive!

3 star Rating 3 / 5

Written by Xtinaa17 . 06.08.18

Wanting to create family memories, we took our 6mth old daughter for a visit. She was free and we paid for two adults which came to around £32! I can’t imagine the cost for a larger family! We arrived at around 10.00 and despite walking slowly we were finished around 10:40! Obviously if you had older children there are lots more activities for you. There was a soft play area and activities to take part in throughout. The attractions were well maintained and our daughter was mesmerised by the colours and lights! It was lovely to see her so interested in her surroundings! Top tip.. walk slowly or you’ll end up in the gift shop before you realise it!

Lovely day out

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Sarah03 . 26.05.17

A day at sealife is always a good day out! The kids never seem to get bored with looking at the fish and various other creatures

Suitable for all the family

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by HevY . 01.02.17

We visited on a cold January day and it was the perfect indoor respite for all the family. Athough it only takes probably a couple of hours to walk around, before leaving you can have your hand stamped free of charge so you can come back at any point during the day. There's plenty of sea life and other fun activities going on around the centre to make for a fascinating few hours. And if you fancy taking lunch in the city, you're literally a 5 minute walk from some great restaurants. We did just that, and then popped back into the Sea Life Centre before we headed home.


4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by JOANNEMC . 31.01.17


very good place but expensive

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 28.05.16

I have only been once for an octonauts event and me,my mum and my two boys had a great day. Its a really good day out. The only thing putting us off visiting again is the prices it would cost me nearly £70 which is steep as I would have to come on the train too.