Monday, 19 September 2011

Birimingham Sea Life Centre review and giveaway.

I was very pleased to be invited to go Birimhgham Sea Life centre, i have been to many aquarium around the world so I was interested to go to a local world. First impressions was that it was a very busy attraction which is a good sign!.

A busy Sea Life Centre

The star attraction were  the Hammerhead Sharks and turtles ( though one turtle was away and the other was asleep, famous people can be fickle.) we found all the attractions fascinating to watch,. . Another highlight was the rock pool where you can hold crabs and starfish if you are brave enough. 

J getting interactive with the rockpool.

An informative Sea Life staff member giving an interactive talk on rockpools.

I’d also recommend the walk-through underwater tank. It’s like being in a submarine. Huge turtles, manta rays and leopard sharks swim just above your head – quite unforgettable.

A Moray eel wouldn't want to get on his bad side!.

Nemo ie the Clown Fish.

Negatives.I would like the Jellyfish to have a better looking tank, my son J commented on it and it was his fear that it might get bored.

Overall, I’d recommend it. But as it’s not cheap, it’ll be a while before we go again. However, the wide variety of species, seen at close quarters makes it a memorable experience for all age groups.

However you can buy a Merlin pass as well that lets you enter all the Sea Life Centre and attractions such as Alton Towers as well all year.

Yes it can be quite expensive to go round , I would recommend it as part of your day out as it is not a day out in itself you will probably be there 2 and half hours maximum. There are always plenty of 2 for 1 vouchers around.

There is also a 4d cinema show there showcasing scenes from Happy Feet , probably a bit scary for really young centre but gentle enough fun .

Throughout the Birmingham Sealife Centre there is a emphasis on sustainable fishing. You can take a takwaway card with tips on how you can reduce your impact on fish in general ( including tips on eating sustainable fish). Its good that they do this and if you can catch the young ( No pun intended it's a good thing!.)

Sustainable fishing

Visit  and then come back here and tell me your favourite sea creature. The prize is a family pass to a Sea Life Centre. just in time for half term that's one day sorted.

Ends 19th October

( I was given a family pass for the purpose of this review and opinions are entirely my own)


  1. otters! i wanna see the otters :) please @mummylion

  2. I went to the one in Oban going on 20+ years ago and I was wowed. In fact I still remember the ray. Now I want to see the octopus :)

  3. I love the giant turtles, they are so gentle looking. I'd love to go see some. @wendymcd83

  4. i love clown fish they are so colourful when i take the grandchildren to see them they love the colours

  5. Same for me! Clown fish, they remind me of Finding Nemo, my fav animated film ever. Great comp, looks like a brilliant day out! :O) (does this cover Blackpool Sea Life Centre too?)

  6. The Sharks! - I know I'm a bit weird! x

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  7. We love the sting rays @kikicomp

  8. Clown fish are so cute :D

  9. I think Clown Fish are my favourite because they are colourful and FUNNY!

  10. i love the smiling stingrays :)

  11. Octopuses for my son, but I like the rays.

  12. I love Sea Turtles... I find them so graceful and just amazing! They look so at peace!

  13. I'm not sure what it is yet but by the sounds of it the sea squirt is going to be my favourite! I'd love to "Find out what a sea squirt is and how it squirts" at the Great Yarmouth centre! Thanks Emily @emymc

  14. I would love to see the Green turtles, they fascinate me :)

  15. Just love the Zebra sharks :)


  16. My favourite sea creature has got to be a dolphin there so adorable and I love how friendly they are on twitter as @kellyzeyeno1 xx

  17. Turtles!! For sea life creatures anyway, but favourite of all sea creatures, dolphins..... just so smart, social and pretty.

  18. There are so many to choose from but I think the turtles are my favourite!


  19. I think the turtles are my favourite - but my son toby loves jellyfish! @fluffyblueberry

  20. My favourite has to be the clownfish. I see them and immediately think 'Nemo'...then for the rest of the day I'm walking round saying 'Lucky fin, lucky fin' which makes no sense at all unless you've seen the film :-) @piperanddaisy

  21. I love turtles... but my little boy it just mesmerised by any colourful fish and I think we would love it! @manfalou


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