Ocean invaders – Sea life

Over Easter I went to see the new addition to the London sea life aquarium. Ocean invaders is a new world of Jellyfish and if you are a fan then you won’t want to miss it as it’s the largest jellyfish experience in the UK. I didn’t know that there are over 350 different species of this mesmerising creature or that apparently they have been around for 500 million years!!

 

This was my first visit to the aquarium and as I went in the evening there were some sections that looked closed off but there was still loads to see. The jellyfish were the main attraction of the night but for me the penguins were the stars of the show, I just find them so amusing to watch. Each Penguin wears a coloured band so you can tell them apart and their names are on the wall. They would walk towards the glass and see everyone watching and then turn back and walk to the back wall, I don’t think they are fond of human company!

The aquarium itself is rather large but does look like it is in need of a makeover, it looks a bit dated but then I imagine it would be a pretty large and expensive job considering a lot of it is under water. As well as having various sea life to admire there are also some interactive activities and games aimed at children. It was great to be able to walk over and under the glass as the fish, including sharks and stingrays, swim past you and the rock pools and smaller tanks allow you to get a better look at the fish close up.

I think this would make a great day out if you have a young family and situated along the Southbank it is perfect to see lots of other sites while you are there. Have you visited the London aquarium, what did you think?

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10 thoughts on “Ocean invaders – Sea life

  1. We visited in november for little Georges birthday. Crappy winter birthdays but fun days out well in. Plus the Southbank is buzzing and so stimulating fir toddlers. They had already sectioned off the jellyfish area and were working on it so it’s good to see the finished result. Will definitely have to visit soon. Id recommend going when the kids are at school when you can though. We visited on a saturday and it was pretty rammed. Although it’s tourist central so it’s probably pretty standard.

    #KCACOLS

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  2. Ooooo we were invited to the new attraction at the Brighton Sea Life Centre (Crabs) which was fascinating. My kids love sea creatures, we spend hours looking around the Sea Life Centre. #kcacols

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  3. We absolutely love the London aquarium! And the penguins are my favourite animals too! The jellyfish experience looks really cool! I hope I never come too close up with one without a glass in between us! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope to see you again next week!

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