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Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

Fun for all the family, with a bit of learning thrown in too.

It’s one of our Top 10 Things We Love – the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary.

Lots to learn and lots to gawk at, the whole family will find out about how to protect marine wildlife while exploring some of it first hand. The little ones will earn themselves a medal if they know their stuff. You’ll get to see the team hard at work at the sanctuary, nursing all the sick sea creatures back to health.

Seal feed

There’s the chance to hold starfish, sea urchins and crabs at the interactive pool where one of the team members will be on hand to tell you all about them. All of the animals are well cared for and the staff know absolutely everything you could possibly want to know about the sea creatures.

Sea life octopus

When it’s time for the seals to be fed, they’ll perform little tricks to pay their keep. They’re very clever and funny animals to watch, so it makes for a good show. Keep an eye out for those pesky seagulls pinching the seal’s food. The feeding times aren’t just for the entertainment of guests, seals need stimulation and rules in their routine, or they can get a little down in the dumps.

They’re also very sociable animals so you might spot them chilling together on the rocks having a good old catch up about all things fish.

Seal show

The summer months are peak season so this is the best time to visit, but don’t be put off by a winter visit. You’ll have a much more personal experience with the animals in the sanctuary and it’s a lot less busy. Even when there are only a handful of people visiting, the team will still run the public seal and otter feeding times, and tell you anything you all about the animals there.

There are woodland walks that take you right down to the loch, and there’s a play area with animal carvings for the wee ones.

sea life tanks

Your ticket is valid for a week too – so if you want to stop back you can. Make sure to book online as this will definitely save you a few pounds!