We were invited along to visit the new Octonauts Mission which is at The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham this autumn. We were pretty pleased about being asked along to be one of the first families through the door to see the Octonauts as we were planing on attending with our non-blogging hats on. Our eldest Oli is crazy for the Octonauts at the moment and would you believe me if I told you we have 72 recorded episodes currently on our TV box? Told you he was crazy for them.
Once you arrive at the Sea Life Centre the kids are given an activity sheet with questions on with answers to be found around the place; they will find various questions at different points with three answers to choose from. While I kept the baby & toddler happy, daddy and our eldest Oli had lots of fun discussing the questions and coming up with the right answers. They also found it rather fun finding the questions which were attached to various tanks. On completion of the quiz sheet you get given a special sticker, kids do like their stickers.
We first met the characters at the New Penguin Ice Adventure, where I’m sure Peso felt right at home with his friends. The scenery was just simply amazing, and you can’t help but to feel as if you have stepped right out into the South Pole with its Antarctic landscape.
For the times of character appearances, please do check the website before your visit. Not only do you have the characters to see but you also have the chance of actually getting to touch some Sealife yourself at the Touch Pool. Oli got to touch a crab, starfish and some Sea anemones. You would think the crab would be the strangest creature for him to touch but he found the sea anemones the most fascinating, the rather lovely lady manning the pool was full of lots of facts and useful information for him.
Not only do you have the excitement of the Octonauts to contend with but you have the rest of the Sealife Centre to explore. Next to the penguins and sharks the ‘Nemo’ fish fascinated Oli who of course related them to the film and his book. He then saw the jellyfish and told us how his mind was blown by all these amazing fish. He wasn’t alone, I and the husband felt the same way as we were surrounded by water and such beautiful sea creatures.
SEA LIFE Birmingham will have these courageous characters from Saturday 11th October until Sunday 30th November so please do book early if you want to take your little ones to avoid disappointment. Visit www.sealife.co.uk for further information.
Just watch out for the Piranhas!