Days Out: A Family Day at Plumpton Racecourse [AD – Press Visit]

Last Sunday, we were invited to Plumpton Racecourse in Lewes to visit their annual ‘Family Day’ event, which is part of Great British Racing’s Under 18’s summer campaign. We’d never been to a horse racing course before, so we were interested to see how family friendly it really was.

Our only previous experience of horse racing was The Grand National on television (and Peaky Blinders!), therefore we were excited to visit a more local racecourse.

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Days Out: WWT Wetland Centre, Arundel [AD – Press Visit]

Last weekend we were invited to the WWT Wetland Centre in Arundel for the day which, surprisingly, was our first ever visit. Despite being regular visitors to the historic town, we’ve never got round to visiting the Wetland Centre, so when they invited us to come see them for the day we weren’t going to miss the chance.

Wetlands are found across the world, ranging from giant deltas, mighty estuaries and mudflats to floodplains and peatlands that humans have relied on for hundreds of years.

40% of all species rely on freshwater wetlands, despite covering less than 1% of the world’s surface.

Prior to our visit, we’d only ever visited one other Wetland Centre previously – which was wonderful – but for some reason we’ve never thought to explore any other locations. Going on this weekend’s visit, we instantly regret not visiting sooner.

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Days Out: ‘Day and Night’ at Brighton Sea Life Centre [AD – Press Trip]

This week, we were invited to the opening of the new ‘Day & Night‘ exhibit at Brighton Sea Life Centre. Although officially opening on 25th May, we were invited for a sneak peek as part of our ambassadorship for the centre along with lots of other bloggers – which gave us a lovely chance to catch up with Chelle and Claire.

We’ve been coming to Brighton’s Sea Life Centre for a number of years not only as a family, but when I was a child when we used to visit Brighton for the day, however the Aquarium actually dates back much much further than that – as far as Victorian times in fact. If you didn’t know already, Brighton’s Sea Life Centre is the OLDEST Aquarium in the world.

With this in mind, it was no surprise when we found out how much money had to be invested into making this new feature, as well as renovate lots of other areas around the Aquarium, as magnificent as it is.

Here’s what happened during our visit to the centre. You can read about our previous visit here.

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Days Out: The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas, East Sussex (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last weekend, we were invited to a press event at Drusillas Park to try out their new ride for 2019; the Rainforest Carousel. It’s been a while since we last visited, and seeing as it’s just around the corner from us we jumped at the chance to visit again.

We love Drusillas for so many reasons, not only is it a lovely little zoo but it has some fantastic rides for young children / thrill seekers. There’s also always something extra going on, from visits by Hey Duggee or Peter Rabbit, to seasonal events at Christmas and Halloween!

The Rainforest Carousel opened last weekend and we were lucky enough to be one of the first few people to ride on it before everyone else. Here’s what we thought and what we got up to.

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Days Out: The Brighton Explorer Pass (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Last week, as part of the half term “festivities”, we were invited to try out the new Brighton ‘Explorer Pass’, which allows you to visit (and combine) some of your favourite, all weather, Brighton attractions; The Sealife Centre, the i360, and the Royal Pavilion, for up to a fraction of the original cost.

Previously known as the ‘combi-ticket’, the Explorer Pass can be combined three ways depending on what attraction you wish to visit. As we were already visiting the Sealife centre that day, we thought we’d make a day of it and visit the i360 as well.

With our ticket, we also had the option to visit the Royal Pavilion, but we thought we’d save that for another day thanks to the Explorer Pass having a 30 day life on it from the day of purchase.

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Days Out: Underwater Superheroes at Brighton Sealife Centre (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week, as part of our Brighton Sealife Centre Ambassadorship, we were invited to a new event at the centre; Underwater Superheroes, which is a new interactive trail about the physical powers of five ‘SUPER’ underwater heroes, with challenges throughout the trail to become the sixth superhero!

Running until the 17th March, guests are invited to unveil their inner superhero; from testing their strength against a starfish or their speed against a shark. There’s also an exclusive activity book which reveals to all trainee heroes their very own superpower.

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