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Sea life centre Hunstanton or great Yarmouth

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StealthPolarBear Sun 26-Jul-20 06:51:06

We're in between two, is one better than the other?

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WurraBurra Sun 26-Jul-20 06:54:45

Neither. Keeping marine creatures in captive is cruel.

princesspenny Sun 26-Jul-20 07:00:43

Neither. Keeping marine creatures in captive is cruel.

Exactly what I was going to say

MoiraRosesTransAtlanticDrawl Sun 26-Jul-20 07:12:24

Heart breaking places.

StealthPolarBear Sun 26-Jul-20 07:22:07

OK thanks. We will look for somewhere different

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RosieLemonade Sun 26-Jul-20 08:09:20

I’ve been to GY lots of times. I’ve never found it more heartbreaking than the zoo? Can someone tell me the difference.
@StealthPolarBear I’ve never been to Hunstanton but GY one is expensive for what it is. You have to follow a path and move along fairly quickly because of the crowds though this will possibly be different now.

slipperywhensparticus Sun 26-Jul-20 08:13:13

The sea life centres take part in massive breeding programmes that release animals back into the wild that man kill off due to pollution etc they really arnt evil places

I've been to great Yarmouth one the kids loved it but it is small like the others

HereBeFuckery Sun 26-Jul-20 08:18:00

The Hunstanton one has a seal rescue programme - seals are released once they are well again.

Monstermissy36 Sun 26-Jul-20 08:22:37

GY one is small and I think expensive for what it is... it takes about an hour tops to go round and that's if you drag it out!

You could couple it with a trip to the Pleasure Beach (need to pre book), or visit Model Village or the water ways... there is enough to do for a day on the seafront but the Sealife Centre won't keep you busy long.

TheApprentice Sun 26-Jul-20 08:43:14

The Hunstanton one will not take long either...i reckon you can do them both in an afternoon!

TheApprentice Sun 26-Jul-20 08:45:41

If you are looking for something to do in Hunstanton i can recommend the very cheesy pirate themed crazy golf!

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 26-Jul-20 08:56:12

If you are half way between book a seal trip at Blakeney/ Morston and go and see them in the wild a Blakeney point lasts longer and far more fun.

Pinkyyy Sun 26-Jul-20 08:58:22

Please don't go to sea life. They are absolutely awful places. You only have to look into it briefly to see the unspeakable practices they engage in. I wouldn't give them a penny of my money or a second of my time.

MoiraRosesTransAtlanticDrawl Sun 26-Jul-20 09:03:07

Rosie no different from zoos, they are life sentences in prisons for animals that have committed no crime.

Soubriquet Sun 26-Jul-20 09:08:43

Hunstanton has a lovely aquarium. It has been modernised in recent years and like a PP said, seals are rescued, rehabbed and released.

They have a nice play area too

RosieLemonade Sun 26-Jul-20 09:08:56

@TheApprentice GY has a pirate themed crazy golf as well. Seems like they have a lot in common.

TheApprentice Sun 26-Jul-20 09:25:02

Rosie Lemonade that is funny!

StealthPolarBear Tue 28-Jul-20 19:57:24

Just to say we went for a rainy walk instead

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ImFree2doasiwant Tue 28-Jul-20 20:01:41

OP - The Hunstanton one is very small and overpriced. We went with small children and dragged it out to about an hour and half.

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