If you head down to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to explore their merry fish-mas activities, explore the chilly Ice Adventure area, spot a few Gentoo Penguins and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto.
As Sea Life Ambassadors, a trip to the Sea Life Centre is always lots of fun. Olly is a huge fan of the Gentoo Penguins and we love to watch them jump in the water, waddle across the ice playing with a ball and swimming with each other under the water. This little fella was very intrigued with all the visitors watching him.
We had a lovely walk around the Sea Life and Olly took a great interest in lots of different fish. Each time we go, Olly finds new types of fish interesting and he loved watching this shark swimming around (I hope it’s a shark, although it could be a ray).
I love that every time we go to the Sea life there’s always something different to see; some of the fish have grown, some of them are pregnant, some have very different colourings. We always have a great visit and could easily spend a couple of hours in there.
We didn’t get chance to visit the 4D cinema (Olly’s not a huge fan of sitting still with glasses on) but one of our favourite Christmas movies is showing, The Polar Express. Apparently, there’s even the wonderful aroma of chocolate in the cinema which I’m gutted to have missed out on.
After a walk through the Ocean Tunnel which always amazes me, we spotted the underwater Christmas Tree and walked through to where Father Christmas was waiting to meet all the children at the Sea Life. There’s a free visit to Father Christmas which is included within all admission tickets and every child gets a free gift too.
Father Christmas was a very kind gentleman and Olly surprised me and spoke to him confidently. The meeting with Father Christmas wasn’t rushed at all, they spoke to each other for a good length of time and Olly loved the gift that Father Christmas gave him, a little seahorse beanbag and clutched it all the way home.
We had a lovely afternoon at the Sea Life and would recommend anyone wanting to have a merry fish-mas to pop in to see the Penguins and meet Father Christmas himself. To find out more visit the Sea Life website here.