J loves fish and anything to do with the sea. I often take him to the World Museum in Liverpool so we can look at the fish there, he loves it! So being given the chance to visit the SEA LIFE Blackpool was an opportunity we couldn’t say no to.
We were invited to see the new exhibition, Jurassic Seas, which opened in February. It was exciting to see how so many sea creatures have evolved and it was interesting to learn how we can help preserve species in the future, it was amazing to see how these creatures have adapted through time. There were interactive games to take part in, including playing dentist to a big shark.
The centre is really big and has so much more than just your average fish; there are sharks, turtles and lobsters to name but a few of the creatures we saw. It was amazing to see the pregnant seahorses (odd though with them being male…!), the ray nursery and my favourite; the Humphead Wrasse (one of the oddest looking fish I’ve ever seen!).
There is a tropical section with all the fish in rock pools around a big tree, with frogs and the turtles to look at also. The ray nursery is huge and can be looked at from the side through the glass or from the top where you can stand over the nursery looking down. The jellyfish were in a tank that changed colour, it was mesmerising to see them gracefully floating along, changing colour as they did.
The centre has a large walk-through tunnel where you can watch sharks swimming right over your head. Being so close to these beautiful creatures was overwhelming, it brought a real sense of calmness over me. We were lucky enough to be in the tunnel at feeding time so could see the fish racing towards their food. Feeding time can be watched from either the tunnel or through a big glass screen where the feeders can talk you through it with a proper presentation.
SEA LIFE Blackpool is definitely somewhere to visit if you are ever in the area. Blackpool is known for having so many things to do with the piers, the Pleasure Beach, Madame Tussaud’s and the Tower, among many more activities, but SEA LIFE Blackpool is ideal if you need to occupy the family, especially when everyone wants to do different things; with SEA LIFE Blackpool also having a soft play and cafe it’s a great place to go and take some time out from the hecticness of the rest of Blackpool.
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