06/11/2014

Day Out | Sea Life Centre



This post has been a long time coming, it was about two months ago that I actually went to the Sea Life Centre in Manchester and for some reason the prospect of writing this post (and editing the 200 pictures) seemed rather daunting but alas, I have finally got round to posting it. *Pats self on back*

My flatmate, Kassi and I had been wanting to go to Sea Life Manchester for quite some time and having been to the London one last year (with free entry), I wasn't sure how it would compare but I was pleasantly surprised.
There were a range of creatures from Octopuses to Turtles and even Sharks as well as a vast variety of fish to view. We were spoilt for choice!






Something I didn't give a thought to before I went was how difficult it was going to be to photograph in the venue. Without the use of flash photography, factoring in the low lighting and the fact fish are constantly on the move, it wasn't exactly a recipe for success. With a bit of editing though, I managed to find a few blog worthy ones.
In the photo below, you can just about make out the octopus (next to the plant in the middle) and when I went to look at him he actually lifted up one of his tentacles as if to wave hello to me. I'm sure he does that with everyone but it sure made me feel special...






By far, my favourite sections were the jellyfish and the terrapins. The jellyfish were in a really cool tank which you could change the colour of to make them appear multi coloured . Although this is probably more aimed at kids, I went to town and switched it to every single colour possible. Sorry not sorry.
The terrapins were so cute and a lot easier to photograph thanks to their slow pace. They also had lots of interactive games, including a talking turtle and hatching your own turtle egg. It's definitely a great place to take kids but just as much fun for adults. There's also a lot of informative signs dotted around giving tips on how you can help the environment and how Sea Life help to breed endangered species. It's really nice to see the centre has an actual purpose as well as being amazing to look around.
















There was such a lovely atmosphere throughout and the staff were all really friendly. We took our time walking through as it felt so tranquil and not something to race around, I apologise for how picture heavy this post is but I just wanted to include a little of everything. It was a great day out and I'd definitely recommend taking a trip there yourself if you're nearby.
Have you guys been anywhere exciting recently? Or not so recently in my case? Let me know!
If you'd like to see this day out from a different perspective, head over to Kassi's blog post here. The photo below is actually one she took on the day out of yours truly, a little sneak peek for you guys.


12 comments :

  1. Such cool pictures!! Even with the no flash, I think you got a lot of great ones! Am I wrong when I say the fish like getting their pictures taken? Lol

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    1. Thank you! I like to think we didn't disturb the fish too much haha :) xo

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  2. Great photos. Looks like a super fun time

    Made in Mauve

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    1. Thank you! It was so good, I'd really recommend going yourself xo

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  3. Nice photos!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://sparksandcolours.blogspot.com.es/2014/11/liebster-award.html

    Laura ♥

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    1. Oh wow thank you! I'll try answer them in the next couple of weeks :) xo

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  4. Awwh looks like you had a lovely day :) x

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  5. So beautiful pictures, these colors are amazing! It looks that you had a big fun there!

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    1. Thank you! It was so much fun :) xo

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  6. I love sea life!

    great photos, thanks for sharing<3

    you look really lovely btw! cute look!

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    1. Awwh thank you, that's so sweet of you to say! xo

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