During the weekend, we were invited up to Birmingham to visit places that are child friendly and a good day out.
As soon as we got to Birmingham, we headed to the Sealife Centre which is located on The Waters Edge, on the canal. There is so much parking there, which was very handy and made getting there very easy, also there are a few places to eat which was also handy as after a long drive the kids were hungry.
We have visited a couple Sealife Centres in the UK and have to say this one is by far the best. The layout is striking and very pleasing. Their penguin section was unfortunately closed at the time we visited but they have seals, which you can meet close up. The girls got involved and went into a little tank and watched closely as the seals swam up close to them!
Another highlight is the 360-degree ocean tunnel, where there are sharks, giant rays and the Giant Green Sea Turtle (our favourite) swimming around you and under you too.
There are also so many different varieties of creatures, 2,000 to be exact and they range from clownfish, piranhas, jellyfish, sharks, etc.
I would highly recommend going here, the tour lasted about an hour, as it was jam packed with things to see.
You can upgrade your visit while you are there and for an extra £10 per person you can go across the road to the Lego Discovery Centre – which is exactly where we visited next.
As soon as we walked in, the girls were asked to go in front of a green screen to take their Lego themed photos
We then took our place in the queue for the Kingdom Quest, which is a laser ride where we had to rescue the Princess. We all really enjoyed it as it was a lot of fun and suitable for all ages.
At the end of the ride you are led through to the MINILAND where the staff have put together all the most famous landmarks built completely out of 1.5 million Lego bricks – which were interactive and looked amazing. We spent a lot of our time here just looking at the details and marvelling at the cars and vans driving around the Lego builds.
After this we went through to the Lego playground which is aimed for kids from 3-12 years old, and this is very accurate, as Ita loved playing and building and so did our niece Mia, who is 10 years old.
Along with all the things you did, there is also a Duplo farm, build and test zones and a 4D cinema (the queue was way too long, so we didn’t do that unfortunately).
There are plenty of activities you can do in the Lego Discovery Centre, there is a Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, character meet and greets, 4D cinema and a soft play – so all the kids can have a really good time while there.
Lego Discovery Centre is a really cool place to visit and again would highly recommend it, especially when you group here and SeaLife together.
Check out our YouTube video for our visits to SeaLife and Lego Discovery Centre:
If you want anymore information about both these attractions, check them out here: