Shark

A visit to the Brighton SEA LIFE Centre

Living in West Sussex for most of my childhood, I always looked forward to a visit to the aquarium at Brighton to see the dolphins. Fast forward a few years (I’m not counting, but it’s a lot), the dolphins are now gone and the aquarium has been transformed into Brighton SEA LIFE Centre. SEA LIFE Brighton is set outside Palace Pier and is the oldest operating aquarium in the world, built in 1872 and features 3,500 mesmerising creatures including jellyfish, rays, turtles and octopus. The first thing that strikes you as you head inside, is just how spectacular the building …

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Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth Review

We are big fans of visiting aquariums as there is something so magical about seeing creatures that live under the sea. Last month we welcomed a new colony of Fairy Penguins at Weymouth Sea Life Centre and this weekend we were invited to visit Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth to see what they had to offer. We enjoyed a visit to Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay back in 2013 and the kids still remember putting their hand in a box so see if they could identify what was inside. Blue Reef Aquarium was a little tricky to find at first …

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Tetra Aquarium

Tetra Starter Line Aquarium Despicable Me Edition Review

Tetra have just released their new 30L aquarium, perfect at getting children into the fun and interactive hobby that is fishkeeping and they invited us to set one up. The Tetra ‘Despicable Me’ aquarium complete set contains the basic equipment and food and care samples you need to get started, as well as a useful set-up brochure and Minions decorative elements. In the box is: Robust glass aquarium (4 mm thick glass) with outer dimensions of 30 x 27.5 x 42 cm (30l volume) Robust lid with a practical hatch for conveniently feeding the fish Energy-saving LED light (6 watts) with …

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Caribbean Cove

New Caribbean Cove at Weymouth Sealife

In December we visited Weymouth Sea Life Centre to see Father Christmas and whilst we were there we noticed that all the rides had been removed and were intrigued by what might be replacing them. Fast forward three months and the site has been transformed into a tropical playground that kids will adore. We were invited to be some of the first people to visit the new Caribbean Cove, which opens to the public on 1st April. It is set to be Dorset’s largest adventure playground, where children will be able to have fun exploring and learning about the importance of …

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Newquay

Spend Halloween in Cornwall

Last year we were lucky enough to be holidaying in Newquay for Halloween and it was great to see so many attractions getting into the spirit of the event. Newquay is a great base for exploring Cornwall as there are so many attractions on its doorstep and finding affordable accommodation is easy using Hotel Direct.  It is a truly stunning Cornish town with award-winning beaches with probably some of the best surfing in the UK – although I am not sure I would want to brave it now the weather is turning on the chilly side. We found something to do …

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