Over the Easter holidays we were invited to visit Sea Life in Blackpool.
My children and I had been to the Manchester Sea Life and also other aquariums before but never the Blackpool one.
We’ve been to the seaside town so many times but hadn’t really considered going to sea life.
As it’s on the promenade, the centre doesn’t have its own car park but there is a pay and display just behind it.
It was the perfect place for the drizzly day we chose to attend. We were a party of five including a 12, 8 and 3 year old. Both my older children were regulars but my nephew had yet to visit an aquarium.
Although most of the area is pushchair friendly there is also a place to park your pram if you wish. We decided to brave it without one for the toddler so he could get up close and personal and it was the absolute right decision. His joy upon seeing all the fish and sea creatures on his level was such a joy to watch.
The clownfish and (Nemo and Dory!), were of course his favourites but he was overjoyed by everything at the centre.
The older two kids enjoyed the shark tunnel which was great to walk in. We also loved the ocean tank which housed Lulu the green sea turtle.
We also got to see the newly opened Four Corners exhibition.
It includes recreated partial shipwrecks and man-made marine eco-systems from across the world. It also highlights the importance of reefs and wrecks. Which I thought was great for any children currently studying this to expand their knowledge.
There was so much to see at Sea Life and although it was busy it didn’t feel crowded or claustrophobic in any way due to the layout. The kids asked the friendly staff lots of questions and they were happy to answer and provide a little history and information.
We had a lovely afternoon and it would definitely be a place I’d consider again. A day out that all the family can enjoy.