SEA LIFE Blackpool - Our Review
Last month we were stayed over night in Blackpool on our Merlin Adventure (We visited all seven Merlin Annual Pass attractions in two days). Our last stop on our adventure was at SEA LIFE Blackpool which was exciting as we've only ever been to our own local Sea Life centre before (Birmingham) so we were interested to see who similar or different they'd be.
SEA LIFE Blackpool is right on the sea front so it's easy to find, you can't miss the giant signs outside. Once inside there's lots of Creature Zones to explore. We got to touch Star Fish in the Rockpool and see the Octopus in the Atlantic Depths. We saw Stingrays in the Quayside Zone and spotted Zebra Sharks in the Stingray Adventure. We found Nemo (Clown Fishes) in the Kingdom of the Seahorse and saw Turtles in the Rainforest Adventure. We went on a Shark mission through the underwater Ocean tunnel and played games in the Jurassic Seas. There was lots to see but it was very busy inside as it was raining when we went. There were lots of people around so we had to be patient when waiting to see into the tanks but that was OK as the crowds moved along quite quickly.
My younger two enjoyed looking at all the fishes and sea creatures but I think my eldest (13) got a little bored. For younger children SEA LIFE Blackpool is a nice trip out but maybe not so suited to older ones. We spent around an hour inside checking out all the zones and things to do. We collected stamps on our way round and hunted for Dory signs too which earned us a cool Pop Badge and Medal when we'd finished which we claimed from the shop on the way out. We had a nice time at SEA LIFE Blackpool, it was a great adventure out of the rain and did keep the younger two entertained for an hour or so which was what I wanted. One thing I liked is that on the way out, there is a Crazy Golf play are next door are which you can pay an extra £1 to have a go at. This added extra play and extra fun for us.
Entry to SEA LIFE Blackpool is charged at a fee: Adults £17.50 Children: £14.50
The Pirate Crazy Golf was free for us as we used our Merlin Annual Pass which was an awesome added bonus which we wasn't expecting. My three love playing crazy golf so we happily had a game. The course was set over two levels and set out like a pirate adventure. We loved playing and really enjoyed our family time together. Daddy beat us all as usual but we still had fun playing. It was quite busy inside but everyone waited their turns and we moved around the course with ease. Having a group of five did mean we seemed to be slowing others down but most people didn't seem to mind too much (luckily for us).
Our morning at SEA LIFE Blackpool and the Pirate Crazy Golf was enjoyed by all. Blackpool is so far away from where we live so we're so glad that we got to visit and enjoy their attractions. I'm not sure when we will be going back but if we do, we'd do it all over again!7
Disclosure: We are Merlin Annual Pass Ambassadors 2016. This review uses my own photographs, views and opinions which are 100% honest and entirely my own.