We were kindly offered the chance to go along to Sealife Birmingham for the day by the lovely folks over at Superbreak. We were supposed to go back in March, but unfortunately the night before we were due to go, it snowed really heavily so we ended up stuck at home with two very disappointment little ones. Re-booking our day was super simple so once we knew we were out of the snow danger zone (if there is ever such a time) we headed off to Birmingham for the day.
Mollys pre school theme was Under the Sea so the timing was perfect as she had been learning all about sea creatures and sea life at school, it was great for us to be able to tie that into something we were doing as a family and Molly really seemed to soak up all of the information on the day amazingly well.
When we arrived we were given a little quiz to complete at various stations around the centre which the kids loved, unfortunately, after answering all of them correctly (YAY!) we forgot to hand them in at the end and get our little reward, but we were impressed that we had managed to answer them all so we were not too disappointed!
The Sea Life centre is jam packed with things to see, it is hard really to know where to begin, the kids loved everything, but I think their favourite bit was watching the Manta Rays be fed, Alfie especially loved watching them splashing around the enclosure and he giggled his little head off the whole way through the demonstration, it was adorable!
Molly had talked about StarFish non stop the week before our trip so she was very excited to get to see one up close, however she would not take the opportunity to actually touch it, but she was very excited at seeing one all the same!
When we were originally booked to go to the Sea Life Molly was very excited as they had some very special guests visiting at the time, the Octonauts. Molly and Alfie are big fans and Molly was really disappointed to learn when we arrived that they had left the weekend before and she didnt get to see them after all. I was worried then that this might have spoilt the trip for her but her disappointment soon melted away when we headed into the 4D Cinema to watch the brand new Sponge Bob Square Pants film!
The film was great and the kids both loved it, they both ended up sitting on Mummy and Daddys lap though as I think the special effects frightened them a little. But once they were sat with us they loved it and laughed and giggled their way through the show.
We did struggle a little with the pushchair, some of the displays were difficult for Alfie to see and trying to navigate around the centre with him in the pushchair was not easy at all. We were lucky on the day we went that it was not particularly busy so it was not too bad, but on a busier day it could have been potentially very difficult to get around.
The SeaLife Centre is right in the centre of Birmingham so there are plenty of nice places to eat close by so we followed our visit with a lovely walk along the canal and had something to eat before heading home. I would recommend the SeaLife centre to anyone looking for a family day out, with the weather being as unpredictable as it is at the moment it is the perfect opportunity to keep the kids entertained and warm and dry at the same time!
This post is my honest opinion of our day. I did not receive any financial reward for writing this post but we did receive tickets to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to complete this review. This is my own work and you are not permitted to copy any of the content within this post without my permission.