Sealife Adventure Southend and arcades.

It’s official we have made a start on The Bucket list 2018, it’s a small start, but it’s a start nonetheless. While we wait for the weather to improve a bit, we are still very much doing indoor activities.

Henry has got really into watching Octonauts lately so the obvious choice for us was to take him to our local Sealife Adventure in Southend-on-Sea. We had told him in advance about the visit, so he was looking forward to it, he wanted to see some manta rays, sharks and of course a blue whale!

EHH! I did have to tell him quite often leading up to the visit that you don’t see blue whales in a sealife centre. I’m pretty sure he didn’t believe me.

For visits like this we often check prices first online to see if there is a discount for buying online and luckily there was. We opted for the family ticket of 2 adults and 1 child (Mollie is under 90cm so they don’t charge), the price is £32 on the website, when we entered the ticket option it then gave us the discount. So if your planning the visit its worth checking first.

Slightly behind schedule we got there just after 10am, it’s quite a simple entry process as we had the tickets already we just had to get our wristbands, which allows you access all day. That’s worth noting, you may want to come in and out, there are various feeding displays scheduled throughout the day.

As you enter the attraction they have added 2 new outdoor exhibits, meerkats and penguins you actually go above these first. If you are expecting to spend a lot of time here, looking at lots of displays etc, word of warning, its a small.

For us much of the actual exhibits went by in a bit of a haze, Henry would look at one tank and within a minute or so he was off to the next one. Honestly I think we got round the whole thing in record time.

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Bucket list 2018

We have now started to plan where we would like to take the children over the next year, and attempting to see where we can fit those things in. Sort of a bucket list. Some we have visited and really loved, so it’s a must to go back. I thought I would share some of the places we are aiming to go, have a read you might find something of interest;

American Speedfest, at Brands Hatch, we went here last year a little bit on the whim, I had heard they showcased the Disney Pixar Cars there the year previously and Henry loves them so we thought we would try it. Unfortunately they didn’t have them last year but they did have the Dinoco Car from the movie. As a day out goes it was amazing, way better than we expected. I’ve not ever had an interest in motor sport but hearing all the Nascar racers start their engines and rev, was quite phenomenal. The noise, I’ve never heard anything like it. It was Fantastic, we are already trying to sort tickets. YES!

Audley end railway, a wonderful place, and we have been several times. it really is one of those places that has an element of magic about it, its the type of atmosphere you need to experience for yourself. Its turned out to be one of my favourite places to visit as a family, I look forward to it every year.

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