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 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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A Lego Themed Santa’s Grotto at Churchill Square, Brighton! (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

This week, we were invited to see this year’s Christmas Grotto at Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton, as well as pay a visit to see the Big Guy in Red himself.

We weren’t really planning on taking T to see another Father Christmas (mainly because we haven’t planned for the awkward more-than-one-Father-Christmas? questions) but when we found out what the theme for this year’s Grotto was I thought I’d take a chance with the potential questions and pay the centre a visit. 

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Days Out: Sealife Centre, Brighton (and Lego Ocean Explorers!) (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

You’d think having an aquarium at home T would be sick of the sight of tropical fish, however when we were invited to Brighton Sealife Centre last week T was more than happy to get a second dose of tropical fish, especially as our visit was to take part in their new Lego ‘Ocean Explorers‘ adventure.

This isn’t our first time to a Sealife Centre, or Brighton Sealife for that matter, we’ve actually been to several across the country over the past few years (including when we didn’t have T), and one thing for sure is that we can always guarantee a good time. Sealife are just one of those places where children (and adults!) of all ages will have fun and learn lots too!

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Night Out: An Evening with Zippo’s Circus, Hove Lawns (Review) [AD]

This time almost one year ago was when T experienced his very first Circus. It was truly fantastic, magical even. It was jaw dropping. T was silent for two hours apart from to ask for Popcorn! That’s how much of a good time we had.

In an age of technology, where entertainment is often sought via a screen, tablet, or console, it was wonderful to step back in time somewhat and watch some real-life entertainment in front of you.

Therefore, when Zippo’s Circus returned to Hove Lawns to celebrate 250 years of Circus, there was no way I was going to decline the invitation to watch their new show. T is a year older than last time therefore he was bound to see the show in a whole new light.

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