Piranhas at the National Sea Life Centre

What would you do? You’ve been trekking in the jungle for 12 hours. Much of the journey was on a small, open boat and the rest was on foot. You walked through rapids and fought your way through undergrowth. It was swelteringly hot and humid and you’re a sticky, sweaty mess. You arrive at your destination where you’ll be spending the next three days. You’ll be staying with a local tribe in hammocks slung between posts in a tin shack. There’s a compost toilet but no running water. The only way to wash is to swim in the Orinoco Delta,…

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Octonauts Octo Glow Explorers at Sea Life Birmingham

Earlier this week, the girls and I headed to the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham to check out their Octo-Glow Explorers event. We are delighted to be blogger ambassadors for Sea Life Birmingham this year. We’ll be heading there regularly to review all the latest events. Relaxing at the Sea Life Centre Whenever we head to the National Sea Life Centre, my reviews focus around the children. But I thought it was worth putting together a quick video to show you how relaxing it is for everyone. Interactive sea life I’m a big fan of interactive learning. Libby in particular is always…

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The Snail and the Whale at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

“This is the tale of a tiny snail and a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.” This is the tale of two little girls who love reading of snails who travel the world. The Snail and the Whale We’ve always been fans of the National Sea Life Centre and were ambassadors for them in 2016. You can read one of our reviews here. And when we heard that they had a Snail and the Whale trail there this half term, we had to visit. If you haven’t heard of The Snail and the Whale, it’s a fantastic children’s book by Julia Donaldson and…

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Thursday Photo #127

This afternoon Libby came home from school and announced that she would be going to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham next month on her first ever school trip. A trip to the National Sea Life Centre This seems like such a big milestone, the first time she’ll be going away on a coach. Taking her rucksack with her packed lunch and heading off for the whole day. I feel quite reassured that she’s going to somewhere that she knows so well. We might even go there ourselves before her trip, there’s so much going on I’d hate Lia to…

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The day we found Dory

This summer, the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham are holding a Disney•PIXAR Finding Dory event. Until 11th September, visitors can follow a trail around the sea life centre that is based on the famous movie. Different characters have clues for you in the tanks, and you jot down the letters they are holding into a book that is given to you on arrival. We headed to the National Sea Life Centre yesterday to check out the Finding Dory event. On arrival, we were given the book to note down the letters, plus our deep sea dive log-book for stamping on…

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National Sea Life Centre: 20 year anniversary

We are huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre and we are blogger ambassadors for them in 2016. We tend to head up to Birmingham for a day out at the Sea Life Centre once every couple of months, and we spent a lovely day there a couple of weeks ago. This year marks 20 years of the National Sea Life Centre, and this Tuesday (5th July) will be their 20th anniversary. The first 100 people to visit that day will be charged the original entry price of just £5.95. They will also receive a limited edition badge. And if…

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Win a family day out at National Sea Life Centre Birmingham!

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to be invited to review the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Following that, we were chosen as blogger ambassadors for 2016. We are huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre, and made many trips there last year for some fabulous days out. But our love of the National Sea Life Centre goes back even further than that. When I first had Libby, I had always intended to go back to my job in Birmingham. So when she was just 3 months old, off I went back to work. This really wasn’t the…

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