A day out at Sea Life Great Yarmouth

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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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.

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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.

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

Baby Stingrays, they were so cute!

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

Phoebe was chuffed to get a medal for touching a starfish, even though she was actually too scared!

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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.

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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.

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

They have a dedicated ‘Nemo’ section which the kids love including a Nemo’s cave, which they can go round and round.

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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!

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

A day out at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, our thoughts - worth a visit?

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?

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September 6, 2016
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