Birthday Parties

Make it a birthday to remember at the Oceanarium and celebrate with your friends and all your aquatic favourites including curious sea turtles, mischievous otters, playful penguins and colourful clownfish!

Parties run from 3:00pm for 2 hours and are available on both weekdays and weekends.

The Oceanarium offers a unique venue for birthday parties and includes:

  • Admission to the Oceanarium
  • x2 free adults for the birthday child
  • A dedicated Oceanarium host for the duration of your party
  • A tea party with your own area reserved next to the kids' play zone
  • Party bags
  • Oceanarium party invitations
  • Free return visit for the birthday child, valid for up to a year 

A birthday party must have a minimum of 10 children and a maximum of 20 and is suitable for children 3-10 years old.


£20.00 per child.

x2 free adults to accompany the birthday child

Additional adults are charged £12.35 each (adult group rate)

How to book

If you would like further details or to check availability, please call 01202 311993 ext 208 or email

Terms and conditions

  • Parties for under 10’s. Minimum 10 children, maximum 20.
  • Must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • 50% holding deposit required upon booking - to be taken over the phone. Deposits can be taken in person, however payment details must also be taken. The final payment must be made on the day. Cancellations are non-refundable. Parties can be paid in full in advance if the customer would prefer to do so.
  • Free birthday child return ticket is for one child admission ticket only and is valid for 12 months from birthday party date.
  • Food and drink is for the paid-for party children only. Additional drinks can be purchased at the kiosk for accompanying adults/children.
  • Please notify us of any allergies.
  • Area for tea party includes exclusive use of eating area by downstairs penguin kiosk but does not include exclusive use of the kid’s playzone.
  • Party bag contents may vary but will be of same value.
  • Additional guests including siblings, other family members or friends not part of the paid booked party or included in the free adult ratio will be charged at the standard group admission prices and this will not include any of the additional party benefits. Under 3’s free.
  • x2 free adults to accompany the birthday child 
  • All additional adults have to pay the adult group rate £12.35 each.
  • The Oceanarium host is the groups contact throughout the party, they are there to show guests around the aquarium and ensure the party runs smoothly, they are not there to supervise the children party guests. Party guests are the responsibility of the adults of the party group at all times.   



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