More than 1,000 people cash in on Lynn News Sea Life vouchers

Opening the refurbished Sea Life Sanctuary at Hunstanton on Wednesday. Michael Fish joined youngsters from Redgate Junior and Hunstanton Infants Schools. ANL-141015-122643009
Opening the refurbished Sea Life Sanctuary at Hunstanton on Wednesday. Michael Fish joined youngsters from Redgate Junior and Hunstanton Infants Schools. ANL-141015-122643009

The Lynn News offer for readers to get a year’s free pass to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary has proved more popular than ever.

More than 1,000 readers ‘cashed-in’ their four vouchers to be given the pass – and that is up 140 on 2013 when the offer was last ran.

There was, of course, no offer last year because of the devastating tidal surge, which hit the Norfolk coastline on December 5, 2013, forcing Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary to close for 10 months after it was flooded.

Sea Life Sanctuary general manager Nigel Croasdale was delighted when once again the Lynn News participated in the voucher scheme, enabling individuals of all ages to visit the Sanctuary as many times as they like during the whole of 2015 after paying just once.

“Seaside attractions are not just here for tourists,” said Mr Croasdale.

“They should be for everyone, especially local residents. The Hunstanton area has so much to offer with its beautiful beaches, award-winning hotels and restaurants, together with a really impressive all-new Sea Life Sanctuary. I personally believe that Hunstanton now has one of the best sea life centres in the whole country and we want the entire community to benefit from our success in overcoming the severe problems caused by the tidal surge.”

At present, in a tie-in to the Spongebob Movie, visitors to the attraction can follow a fun trail with a free ‘Spongehunt’ map and stickers, helping SpongeBob by spotting miniature models of the underwater star’s friends as they go.