While we were on holiday in Hemsby, we took a short drive to spend the morning at the Sea Life centre in Great Yarmouth. Sea Life is right on the seafront, and just a short walk away is a car park. Emily is really interested in fishes at the moment, so it seemed like a great time to take her to the Sea Life centre. She has never visited before, so I was eager to see what she would think.
The Sealife Centre is right on the seafront, and the car park is a short walk away. The sealife centre showcases more than 50 dazzling displays, and more than 1,500 spectactular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, octopus, rays and seahorses. There is so much to explore and see. Emily loved the penguins, she loved the viewing deck and we spent a good 15 minutes looking at the penguins.
Emily was very interested in the interactive native, and tropical rockpool. If you have ever wondered what lives in the rockpools around the coast, this is the place to find out. You can get really close to the creatures that live on the shores, such as starfish, shore crabs and even anemones. At the tropical rockpool you can experience tropical species of starfish, and the cleaner shrimp. Everything in the touch pool is safe to handle, and their are experts on hand to show you how. Emily was very nervous about touching the starfish, so Sam showed her how. The staff were absolutely lovely and gave Emily a little medal even though she couldn't bring herself to touch it.
The other thing Emily really enjoyed was the ocean tunnel, you can walk under ocean and look up to see the shark and other large swimming creatures. It was really hard to get Emily to move on from this part of the aquarium as she was fascinated by all of the creatures in the ocean tank.
While we were visiting, Emily really enjoyed visiting the Nemo cave. Their was also a finding dory event running which we really enjoyed taking part in. You can learn all about blue tangs, and clownfish like Dory and Nemo. As you make your way around the Sealife you can take part in the interactive trail where you can discover facts about the real life versions of your Disney Pixar Characters. When you complete the trail, you get a exclusive finding Dory reward, but no spoilers - I'm not going to tell you what that is!
- I was given tickets to sealife for the purpose of the review, however all opinions are my own.
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