Last month saw us taking a trip down to Great Yarmouth to visit our dear friends Emma, Chris and Adam. Any opportunity to visit them is taken as they are few and far between due to distance! We decided to visit the Sea Life centre on the sea front of Great Yarmouth, the perfect venue for Adam and G.
Once we had our hands stamped at the entry desk, we could walk around the centre as many times as we wished. In addition to this there was an indoor soft play area for the boys to use. The play area was in full view from the cafeteria which meant Emma and I could relax with a warm drink.
I have visited a few Sea Life Centre’s now and this one was very relaxed. It was laid out in an open plan design which helped G, as he has issues with enclosed environments. I often worry about visiting places like this with G due to his sensory issues with sound and because enclosed areas can trigger him to melt down. But he was very calm and settled in this relaxed environment which was lovely to see.
The centre boasts a good variety of sea life creatures including sharks, stingrays, turtles and even penguins. The boys particularly enjoyed the penguin enclosure. Adam was very creative in choreographing his own penguin dance!
Adam wanted to show us the crocodile, he has visited this centre quite often in the past so knows it well. Sadly, the crocodile was hiding so he was difficult to find, the boys didn’t have the patience to hang around. There was too much fun to be had of course and they had stamps to collect in their little books!
I personally enjoyed looking around the turtle shelter. The centre has a lot of turtles residing there and it was interesting to see how much love and care goes into protecting them and the other sea creatures at the centre. The dedication of the staff and the love they have for their job was clear to see and this gave me a feel-good vibe as I saw them at work.
We started in the café with the boys playing in the soft play area and that is where we finished to day too. They thoroughly enjoyed climbing and playing, running around and meeting sea creatures. It was a great day for them and Emma and I enjoyed it as well, having a good catch up. There is a place in our hearts for Sea Life Great Yarmouth and always will be.
Disclaimer: We received entry for the purposes of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.