If you’re looking to book a weekend break, a European city break, theatre tickets or a last minute hotel room then Superbreak are the guys you need! They also offer tickets to a wide range of UK attractions including Legoland, Drayton Manor, and Alton Towers. As we have a shark loving 6 year old who wants to be “an aquarianist” when he grows up, there was one stand out choice for us when it came to a half term day out and that was the National SeaLife Centre.
Despite being a native Brummie, this was the first time I’d ever been to the SeaLife Centre (although I am quite familiar with the Pitcher & Piano pub next door!). We went on the first day of half term so it was quite packed and we had to keep moving the whole time and couldn’t stop at the tanks for long. We were also on a mission to find the “real life hammerhead shark” and so there was no time for anything else! We took a look at the interactive rock pool and both kids wanted to touch the crabs but then kept changing their minds, we’d walk away, “I wanna touch a crab!”, back we’d go “No, NO! I’m not touching it!”. You know how it goes!My favourite part was the jellyfish. They’re so calming to watch (as long as they’re on the other side of the glass, obviously!). The tanks are lit with coloured lights and we stood there for ages just watching them. We learned that a group of jellyfish is called a smack. Little jellyfish fact for you there.
It’s not just fish, they also have otters, amphibians and at Easter, the brand new Penguin Ice Adventure opens. We got to watch the construction and it looks amazing! We’ll definitely be going back to see them in the summer. I might even pluck up the courage to hold a starfish. Or y’know…not.Sunshine loved the turtles so much!The highlight of the trip for our little shark lover – A REAL LIFE HAMMERHEAD! (How odd looking are they?!)
Superbreak kindly provided us with SeaLife Centre tickets free of charge. Thanks so much, Superbreak! We had a great time.