Fishy Fun One to One!

After last weeks battle with the dreaded lurgy our household is finally germ free and all back at school, so I decided to head out and about for some one on one time with Sebby.

Sebastian loves the seaside so I headed straight for the beach with a plan to go and see the fish at Bournemouth Oceanarium as they are currently offering half price entry to us locals.  I set off straight from the school run so we arrived at 9.20 and spent 40 minutes playing on the beach before heading inside to see the fish.

The smile on Sebby’s face once he realised we were heading for the beach was enough for me to know I had made the right decision and as soon as we had navigated the building site that is currently happening by the pier I let him out of his buggy.  He shot off across the empty beach heading for the water, where he stood watching the waves for ages before making tracks and digging in the sand.

bournemouth beach

I think Sebby would have been perfectly happy to stay on the beach but he was persuaded to leave by the lure of seeing “fishies”. We used to be season pass holders for the Oceanarium but have not been with Sebastian so it was all new to him.

With the half price offer it cost me just £4.95 to get in and Sebastian was soon pointing and exclaiming “FISH!” every time he saw one swimming around.  The Oceanarium lets you take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and you literally come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures in their ten spectacular recreated environments.

Oceanarium

One of his favourites was the Otters who were racing around their enclosure, diving in and out of the water and playing with each other.  I didn’t bring my big camera but managed to get a couple of pictures of him with his nose pressed against the glass on my phone.

Oceanarium

We spent around an hour exploring the Oceanarium and everything it has to offer and after a wary start, Sebby made friends with a turtle that insisted on following him around.

He enjoyed the Oceanarium so much that I am going to invest in a season pass so we can go back more often.  It is nothing to do with the fact that they are adding a huge Penguin Beach expansion in the summer, honest!

We still had a bit of time to spare once we had finished to headed off for a quick walk along the Pier to make the most of our one on one time together before heading back to the car to pick Eliza up from school.

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21 thoughts on “Fishy Fun One to One!

  1. Despite being a local, I’ve never actually been to the Oceanarium!! I wanted to take Elliot this month while the offer was still on but sadly we never got round to it, it’s definitely on my to-do list for this year though 🙂
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  2. Sonya Cisco says:

    Must take Syd again soon – he loved it last time we visited!
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  3. it’s such a great feeling to be finally out the house after a bout of illness isn’t it! we’ve been quarantined after chicken pox and it feel so good to get out in public again! x
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  4. Wow, to have something like that on your doorstep must be great (and so cheap), don’t blame you for getting a season pass!
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  5. What a lovely place, we visited Bournemouth recently and loved the beach and the town.
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  6. Michelle says:

    I love days out like this, it looks fantastic! xx

  7. lisa prince says:

    oh i remember going to bournmouth many years ago maybe around 20 yrs ago and i did love it then x

  8. No wonder he was happy to be on the beach! It is my favourite too, and miss being near one since we moved.
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  9. Coombemill says:

    How lovely to have the day alone with Sebastian and him now old enough to really enjoy that time with you. the beach looks deserted, you can tell it isn’t holiday time! I can see why you are going to invest in an annual pass for the oceanarium too it looks like a great place to visit *bring on the penguins*. Great action packed video as always. Thank you for joining me for Country Kids.
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  10. Anne says:

    What a perfect day out 🙂 We have a penguin beach at our Sealife centre and I love it. I love the sealife centre but the penguins are wonderful. You can watch them above and below water, I could watch them all day.
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  11. Rachel says:

    I can stand and watch animals for hours, whether they are fish, otters or monkeys, whatever it is I am fascinated x
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  12. Mummy of Two says:

    Wow he has grown so much – a proper little boy now! Glad you have all gotten rid of the lurgy now and this sounds like the perfect way to celebrate being germ free! What a lovely day.
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  13. The Oceanarium looks like a great little place to spend some time with kids. The Penguin beach expansion sounds amazing 😉
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  14. The Oceanarium looks like a great little place to spend some time with kids. The Penguin beach expansion sounds amazing 😉
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  15. The Oceanarium looks like a great little place to spend some time with kids. The Penguin beach expansion sounds amazing 😉
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  16. The Oceanarium looks like a great little place to spend some time with kids. The Penguin beach expansion sounds amazing 😉
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  17. Ninjacat says:

    I love fishes
    And what a little boy he’s turning into it x
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  18. Globalmouse says:

    Wow, Bournemouth beach is gorgeous! I had no reason it was so big and sandy. Looks like a fun trip out too, we love visiting aquariums.
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  19. Jen Walshaw says:

    Glad you are feeling better and the Oceanarium looks great. I remember taking Maxi there when he was tiny before we boomeranged back to the NE!
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  20. Lori says:

    Ooh I used to live in Bournemouth and love Bournemouth beach! Glad to hear you shaked off the lurgy! x
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  21. What a lovely day out, it looks like you had so much fun – I love to see the otters too, they are so lovely , a great value day too and especially as Sebastian had such a brilliant time 🙂
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