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The Sea Life London Aquarium – A Fun Day Out

By July 30, 2013Blog

 

London boasts some great attractions with lots of people descending on the capital for a great day out whenever they can. Apart from all the museums, art galleries, shops and historical sites there’s one place that kids of all ages adore visiting. The Sea Life London Aquarium – a fun day out with a difference because a visit to this marine themed attraction is a fascinating experience that’s educational too!

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Gorgeous tanks full of colourful tropical fish

Marine Life & More

There’s a lot going on at the Sea Life London Aquarium with special events being organised all of the time. This means one visit is never really enough to this brilliant marine life attraction if you want to take it all in. There are hundreds of varieties of fish and other marine life which includes sharks and even sea scorpions. In fact, the attraction is home to sea life that is found in many oceans of the world.

The Shark Walk has to be experienced to feel the real effect of the sharks, stingrays and other marine life as they swim just inches away under foot. The walkway is made out of glass giving you a bird’s eye view of the amazing sea creatures below. Watching the fish and especially a newish addition called the Californian Cownose rays, as they swim around in synchronised formations in the immaculate sea water tanks is pretty impressive to say the least.

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Rays swimming just below your feet on the glass walkway

The Amazing Whale Skeleton Tunnel

You need the whole day to really appreciate all there is to see and do at the Sea Life London Aquarium. The 25 metre long tunnel through a whale skeleton that takes you through an ocean of tropical fish and green turtles sees many a visitor coming back again and again. It’s fun to watch these colourful marine animals in their beautiful and quite exquisite aquarium habitat from such a great perspective.

The Rainforests of the World

This extraordinary area of the attraction is full of exotic vegetation and even boasts a tropical waterfall. This is where you’ll find a pair of dwarf crocodiles that measure a mere six foot long. Not very long ago another attraction was added to this already fascinating underwater venue in the form of the Ocean of Stars exhibit. Six different types of starfish are showcased with an unusual and themed tentacle tunnel offering great close ups of all the Asteroidea found in there.

The Perfect Venue for All Ages

Spending a day at the Sea Life London Aquarium is the perfect choice for a family day out – younger children can really enjoy the experience of squashing their faces against many of the display window so they can spy lots of incredible marine creatures. This includes the scary sharks and the much rarer sea turtles of the world, all the while learning about the marine life they see.

Learning About All the Research & Conservation Projects

There’s so much to learn on a visit to the attraction and this includes finding out about all the fantastic research work that’s carried out as well as the breeding and conservation programmes. This has been set in place to ensure many sea creatures survive for future generations to enjoy.

Celebrating Turtle Week

There’s something interesting happening at the attraction no matter what time of the year and currently this includes celebrating “Turtle Week”. This is a great event where both children and adults can get involved in learning just how to keep the rare and endangered Green Sea Turtles safe in their natural wild habitats. Visitors to the event get to meet the resident Green Sea Turtles and learn all there is to know about these gentle, lovely marine creatures. People even get the chance to hand feed the turtles kept at the attraction.

Conclusion

Organising a day out in London can be great especially with all the brilliant things found in the capital to keep you busy. The Sea Life London Aquarium is one of the attractions the whole family can really enjoy, and being so well situated close to the South Bank and right next to the London Eye, it makes for a great place to start a fun day out in London.

 

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