Active Oceans

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Active Oceans comprises our sea lion pool, the largest in the UK, a seating arena for 400 and a penguin pool with underwater viewing. We have Californian sea lions including a few youngsters.

At least twice a day the sea lions display their natural behaviours which are explained by their trainer or a member of our Education team. As the display is so popular, we have to recommend getting there early to get a seat during school holidays. You’ll be amazed by the sea lions’ skills and intelligence.

Our penguins are Magellanic, the only ones of their type in the UK. Popular with adults and children alike, these comical marine birds are amazing to watch under the water! They’re like little black torpedoes, but they do like to meet the kids through the glass. 

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Children under three are free!

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Visitor numbers will be limited each day and everyone, including members, will need to book online to guarantee entry. Please ensure your choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

Groups of more than 6 visitors will not be permitted to enter the zoo unless all 6 are from the same household.

A face mask or face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo unless you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo without a face covering and don’t declare an exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.