As a little treat for the girls we were invited by the wonderful people at the Sea Life Centre Brighton to come and visit them and to enjoy the special Octonauts event. So to make it a little bit more of an adventure we headed down on the train to Brighton station which is only a 10 - 15 min walk and it also has the advantage that you get to walk along the wonderful seafront and head past the iconic Brighton pier.
The Sea Life Centre is located just across the road from the pier and is easy to find and as you head down the steps to the entrance you can see straight away that their is an Octonauts event going on from the posters and signs. As it was a Sunday we expected to be queuing for ages but it was just and easy.
This Sea Life Centre is actually underground and this allows lots and lots of the original features to still exist and this means that it's a lot more visually appealing. When you walk into the main room make sure you look up as you'll see the archways all lit up in different colours and this is a great feature.
As there was an Octonauts event on they had various things for the children to so such as an activity sheet to complete where they had to find clues and answers around the centre. During the course of the day they also had meet and greets with the characters.
The girls also loved going on the glass bottom boat and seeing the sharks and turtles so close to them. Also to my surprise they also stepped up to touch the starfish and kept going back for more.
Over the course of the day they also have various talks and demonstrations at the main tank which is always good fun and educational. Back in the main room you'll also see a little arts & crafts section where the children can create a little something to display or take home.
Just next to the crafts section is a little cafe where we had sandwiches and drinks which was only came to £14 and I was expecting it to be double that especially with the snacks too.
Sea Life Centre Brighton is well worth a visit and make a day of it by visiting the historic Brighton pier and grab some fish n chips by the sea.
We received entrance tickets for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are our own.