The tour began at ' Turtle Beach' where we listened to an interactive talk on the history of Turtles that was packed with interesting facts, special effects and encouragement for the children to shout and join in. Little man was particularly taken with the illuminated turtle.
|Interactive Turtle talk|
As we moved through each of the 'areas' i was pleasantly surprised to see that there were lots of things to keep the Little man engaged, with tanks on his level so that he could really get a good look in. Some of our personal favourites were the turtles, the seahorse nursery and the little tunnel tank in the coral reef section which the Little man spent a long time walking through and spotting the fish.
|Little man sat watching|
|All in the Tunnel|
|Little man at a handy peek hole|
The underwater Ocean tunnel was fantastic and i could have spent a lot longer in there as there was so much to see.
Towards the end of the attraction there was a play area which although wasn't open for the preview looked like a good inclusion to the centre. Although the gift shop was not open on the day, after a cheeky peek through the window it looks well stocked with a huge range of goodies.
The tour ends at the rock pools where there is the opportunity to touch crabs and starfish, we didn't see any starfish but the little man was eager to touch a crab. My young nephew spent a long time listening to the information given by the friendly host, taking it all in as he held a crab himself and gently placed it pack into the water. I also chatted to a lady who was visiting from the Blackpool Sealife Centre who told me all about how each centre is different.
|Little man touching a crab|
Although the Sealife centre wasn't quite finished we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and could have spent a lot longer in there. Am sure we will return and see the centre again when its fully open.
Disclaimer: We were given free entry into the attraction but all opinions are our own.