We’ve just come back from our holiday, one of our days out was to Great Yarmouth, where we were given the opportunity to visit the sea life centre. Having not long ago visited the London sea life centre, I was interested to compare.
The first difference was the ease of entry, no queing and far less people. There’s no dedicated parking, but it’s on the sea front so plenty of nearby car parking and spaces.
We got our activity packs which includes a dive book to get stamped on the way round. There were numbered stations where you operate a hand stamp that embosses it on your book. It was lovely to be able to take our time over the exhibits. Here are some our favourite photos from the day.
Phoebe was chuffed to get a medal for touching a starfish, even though she was actually too scared!
I particularly liked the penguins, the water wasn’t as clear like it was in London so the underwater view was a little limited but you could go upstairs and outside to see them in action by their waterfall.
My other highlight was the large tank with the turtles and sharks in. They have it set up with Greek columns and ruins and a massive medusa head which I found very compelling. I could have stayed there and watched a while longer but the children were keen to explore.
They have a dedicated ‘Nemo’ section which the kids love including a Nemo’s cave, which they can go round and round.
At the end of the tour, which lasts about 1-2 hours depending on how thorough you are, there’s a reasonably priced cafe with plenty of room which also has a soft play area for under 8s – my lot had to be prised away from it!
We had a picnic planned though, so we didn’t eat there. We went and spent some time on the beach and had our picnic, a great day out. There’s loads to see and do at Great Yarmouth, so if we’re back that way, there’s the model village, carriage rides, the pleasure beach and crazy golf to name a few attractions. We’ve been round the town before and it’s a pleasant town centre. Have you been to Great Yarmouth? What are your highlights?