We have some exciting news here to share, we have been asked by the team at The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to be their family blog ambassadors for the year ahead. We love the Sea Life Centre as there’s always something new to catch our eye, with plenty to see and do so of course, we have agreed and we’ll be visiting the centre over the next year to bring to you the latest from under the seas!
Last week we visited the National Sea Life Centre to experience their new event, the Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers, running between now and the 13th August. Olly loves to watch the Octonauts so I knew he would love it. He was also really interested in seeing the new baby penguins that have recently been born at the Sea Life and of course, seeing the Sea Turtles and the Sharks through the underwater tunnel.
It was a busy day at the Sea Life Centre with plenty of families enjoying their school holidays. The new baby penguins were a big attraction as well as the sight of waddling penguins jumping in and out of the water, they’re so fun to watch.
Olly seemed to soak much more information in during this visit. He was asking more and more questions, asking us to read all the snippets of information on what the fish and sea life were. He loved watching the sharks, the sea horses and the stingray. He also loved the clownfish (Nemo) fish and was particularly taken with the starfish.
The Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers event is on until 13th August and is a brilliant way for children to get hands on with a range of interactive activities. Olly loved discovering how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attack their prey and even talk to each other.
There’s an activity sheet to complete with stickers to attach after each activity is completed and children can exchange their completed fun sheet in the shop at the end of their Sea Life tour for an exclusive pop badge (available until stocks last). Don’t forget to take in the 4D Octonauts Amazon Adventure in the Sea Life Cinema, it’s a great little film.
There’s even the chance to meet and greet an Octonauts character at the end of the tour but Olly was feeling camera shy during our visit and refused to say hello. Peso just waved at us but if your children are feeling more sociable, they can have their photographs taken and say hello to one of their favourite Octonauts characters.
We cannot wait to go back and see more of the Sea Life during the next year and hopefully we’ll catch a glimpse of the elusive Octopus who was also camera shy during our visit.
Disclosure: We are family ambassadors for National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.