Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Ocean Invaders at the Sealife Aquarium London

We were recently invited to the opening of Ocean Invaders which is the UK's largest Jellyfish experience at the Sealife Centre in London. We've visited aquariums before and we always enjoy them. We hadn't been to the London one so this was the ideal opportunity.



The aquarium was opened early for us for a very intimate experience. There weren't many people there which made it extra special.

We arrived and were treated to breakfast whilst watching some of the marine life. It was a very early start so hubby and I were very grateful for the coffee to wake us up. Both the girls loved watching the animals swim by and Ophelia was particularly fond of the Sharks.




After breakfast it was time to explore Ocean Invaders. Eva and Ophelia were actually the first kids to go in there which was lovely. There are 3 different zones to explore, discover Jellyfish, understand Jellyfish and wowed by Jellyfish. 



To get through to the area you have to walk through a special wall of Jellyfish. Eva wouldn't go in at first but soon found it highly amusing and spent a long time going in and out of it. Ophelia being the tough cookie that she is, practically ran through it with no hesitation.




The girls both loved seeing the baby Jellyfish. I never even knew they were that small. They were fascinated by them and it was actually Eva's favourite part of the experience. She kept returning to them.




We walked through the Zones to see many different types of Jellyfish. I didn't realise there were so many and that they all look so different. It was fascinating to learn about them.

We then headed into zone 2 which had some interactive areas. There was an area where you could feel the sting of a Jellyfish. I was too nervous to put my hand in but Eva did. She then played on a game which was on a huge screen. 



The final zone really did have the wow factor. It was amazing to walk around it. I won't give away to much but you felt as if you were surrounded by Jellyfish and were taken in by lights and sounds.



Overall, we thought it was fantastic. Every single one of us really enjoyed it. It's an experience unlike any I had seen in the aquariums i've been in all over the world. It was fun but also educational.

Ophelia had the time of her life. The lights and sounds were a sensory overload for her and there was plenty to see, touch and explore. 

Eva adored learning about the Jellyfish. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable and she listened intently to what they were teaching her. 



Ocean Invaders is a great addition to the aquarium. If you haven't been I strongly recommend it. 




A big thank you to 365 tickets who invited us to the event. You can find them here as @365tickets on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also purchase tickets from here, London Aquarium Combo Tickets

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38 comments

  1. Wow, this looks fantastic. Perfect for sensory and little ones.

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  2. What a fab day out!! Looks amazing, definitely one to consider if we are ever down that way.

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  3. That looks amazing! It must have been so lovely to go when it was so quiet too. Each time I've visited it's been fairly busy and hard to spend time at each tank. Will keep an eye out for your video too!

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    1. I think that's what made it so wonderful, having the place to ourselves x

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  4. This looks so special. I love how the colours photograph so well. Plus if you've got older ones, they can take part in pressing all those buttons! Elinor x

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  5. I think the sensory aspect of it is amazing: I'm not surprised you all loved it :)

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    1. It was a sensory overload in a good way x

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  6. I'm going on Thursday and super excited. :)

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  7. We've never been along to London aquarium before, but it looks amazing. I love the jellyfish pics!

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  8. What did you have for breakafast? The Jellyfish section looks so cool loving the photos x

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  9. Looks like a fabulous event. We love going to all the sea life centres

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  10. This looks a brilliant day out. I love Sealife!

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  11. We love the Sea Life centres, I haven't been to the London one, it looks fab :) x

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  12. Erin hasn't been to one yet and we're hoping to go in a couple of weeks. Looks great!

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  13. I have recently just got into visiting aquariums but yet to visit this one so thanks for the recommendation

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  14. What an awesome day-out. I love how you took pictures, so candid and seems like the kids are really amazed about what they see.

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  15. This looks so beautiful. I can see my kids loving it.

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  16. Looks like my kind of place, especially the jellyfish wall! Sounds like everyone had a fantastic day out!

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  17. Oh I love the Sealife Centre and always love watching the jellyfish - they are mesmerising!!

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  18. This place looks amazing! It looks like your little ones were engrossed with it all.

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  19. Oh I love aquariums but not been to the one in London yet. The jellyfish sound fab. I love the way the lighting seems to make them glow.

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  20. Oh wow that sounds amazing! Jellyfish aren't my favourite sealife but I would definitely visit this if I had the chance. Great that it has something for everyone in the family!

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  21. This looks like a great day out, love the jellyfish wall!

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  22. I do love a sea life centre! We went to an aquarium in Valencia and Rosalie loved but have yet to do one here. I think London would be the closest to us as well xx

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  23. This place looks amazing! A proper sensory experience too!

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  24. this looks like a lot of fun - my two would have loved it!

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  25. We went last year, it is a great aquarium anyway and this addition looks awesome! Kaz x

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  26. This looks like great fun. We're hopefully going at the end of the month

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  27. I'm not a fan of aquariums but looks like you enjoyed your trip

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  28. Oh this looks brilliant. My two would really enjoy this

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  29. This looks great, your photos are fab! I haven't taken my little one to an aquarium yet, but this looks like one to add to the list definitely!

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  30. What an awesome place to take the kids. My oldest is fascinated by sea life and aquariums. Fab pics :) x

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  31. This looks fab I've been to the London aquarium before with Blake he loved it however it was packed.

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  32. What a fabulous place and so entertaining for adults and kids. The whole experience seems to be filled with wonder and awe. Eva and Ophelia looked totally captivated. A great place for a family visit

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  33. Looks great and very educational for kids of all ages.

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