This was actually an activity we have already done with Lady P, but last time she was just 7 months old, slept through most of it, and then woke up to eat puréed chicken curry in the rainforest section.
So given that she can now say the words, fish (“fssssssh”), turtle (“tu-tle”), and octopus (“oh-puss”), we were hoping for a more successful day out this time.
Some of the exhibits were a great success; the starfish, brightly coloured tropical fish, and ‘Nemo’ clown fish – lots of “hello” and squeals of delight.
Others led to her clinging on to my neck and her saying her signature “bye bye” – her usual instruction when she has had enough of something. Namely, sharks, GIANT fish, and ironically, the “tu-tle”.
Unfortunately, the penguins were on their holidays at Edinburgh Zoo, but in their place was a cool virtual video of a killer whale and polar bear up close and personal with the visitors.
In reality though, I think the adults were more impressed by this than the kids.
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On the whole, it was a great day out, and thanks to Kellogg’s Grown-Ups Go Free promotion, we got in with a 2-for-1 offer. All we had to do was buy one of the promotional packs of cereal.
We topped it off with lunch in Wagamama on the Southbank.
The low down:
- Website: visitsealife.com/london
- Prices: From £19.50 for general admission, under 3’s free
- Location: SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
- SEA LIFE London Aquarium is located on the South bank of the river Thames, within the County Hall building – situated right next to the Coca-Cola London Eye, just over Westminster Bridge from Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
- Best way to get there: Public transport bus, train, underground and boat.