Sea Life Centre Manchester
On Wednesday we got to attend Sea Life Manchester which is opening on June 8th. It is located within the Trafford Centre, near the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
Jack loves fish, and he really enjoyed our visit to the Birmingham Sea Life centre when he was younger so I was looking forward to this. Manchester Sea Life centre isn't yet complete however we were given the opportunity to have a sneak peek along with around 30 other blogger families.
We entered through the doors on the corner, found in Barton Square and within the reception area there was a large map showing you where everything is located within the Sea Life Centre. There is also a fish tank located within the ticket area, giving you something to look at whilst awaiting entry.
The tour begins at 'Turtle Beach' this is an amazing experience with a little insight into turtles. You get to hear about how they live and create other lives, you also learn some amazing facts about turtles. The experience is done with amazing lighting effects and children are encouraged to interact. After this you are free to explore the Sea Life Centre at your own leisure.
As you enter through from Turtle Beach you enter the Shoal Room, this is where you can see the fish going around and it is a lovely start to the experience. You walk through to an area where the eels are, and here there is a small tunnel in where younger children can walk through and look through into the tank. You then follow through to a underwater tunnel, which is a key Sea Life experience. It is amazing to see all the fish up close. Following through to the turtles, sting-rays and the touch pools.
The Sea Life Centre Manchester also has a lovely large play area for children, unfortunately this wasn't open on our visit but what we could see through the glass looked amazing. Manchester Sea Life is also the home to the SeaTREK, it is the first Sea Life Centre in Europe to have this. The SeaTREK experience is roughly an hour long, with 10 minutes being underwater, during this experience you will come up close and personal with sharks, rays, hundreds of fish and the resident turtle Ernie.
Even though the Sea Life Centre was yet to be completed, we still had an amazing day. It wasn't as large as I expected it too be, but I think this is as we had previously visited Birmingham Sea Life. For a Sea Life Centre within a shopping centre I find it incredibly big and there is definitely a lot to look at. I would definitely recommend this attraction and location to others.
Please Note. I was given free entry to this attraction, all opinions and wording are my own