This week we visited the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to spend some quality time together and to also see what we thought of it.
Now we are not Sea Life Centre virgins as we tend to go and visit one if we pass by on things like holidays, or if we are going to be in a nearby location. However we had never been to the Birmingham one so were really excited.
When we arrived there, there were 2 orderly queues one for pre booked tickets and one for ticket to buy on the day, as we set off round I noticed that with this site being in the centre of town it is somewhat different to previous centres we had visited. It is also not the biggest venue compared to some of the others we had visited.
We followed the route and loved the way the venue was separated into sections as we went and the first one was one I was really excited to see. The Penguin Ice Adventures!! The Gentoo penguins have just arrived at Birmingham and as some of you will know I am super partial to penguins!
Joshua and Beth loved the interactive rock pool where they got to stroke starfish! although Beth was really brave and even stayed to stroke the sea anemones!
Our highlight of the whole trip was in fact the 4D cinema that had a showing of Spongebob Square Pants’s Great Jelly Rescue. We waited in line and filed into the cinema, I wasnt sure how Joshua would like it only being 3 but he loved it! and Ollie and I loved it so much we could have queued and watched it again!
All in all it was a great venue, with some really interesting things although, I didn’t see anywhere to stop and have a proper drink and a sit, although there were vending machines spread around for you to buy a bottle of pop, so if there was somewhere we didn’t find it. Although I think this is probably because you really are in the centre of town and with so many eateries around it made more sense that way?
I have to say the door price of £20.95 per adult is expensive, however If you buy on-line it is far cheaper so if you’re going to visit, it would be advisable to book online first, making the ticket price £12.50 which is so much more agreeable, especially as this one is the probably one of the smaller ones I have visited.
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