. L O N D O N . A D V E N T U R E . P T 2 .
Our next stop was @sea_life_london
Again we prebooked our timeslot online for 14:00 to guarantee entry - convenient as it started to rain heavily as our entry time arrived ☔
Getting in was no problem but once we stepped out of the lift which is at the start, we were at a stand still. It was very difficult to allow Charlie and Isabelle to get close enough to see anything, and when they did wait their turn to get to the front they were pushed aside by adults who could have easily stood behind them to see! I understand we went during half term but it wasn't kids pushing, not even adults pushing their kids to the front, but adults pushing to the front for themselves!
It was so crowded that pretty much from the shark tunnel onwards we skipped everything as it was impossible to get near anything 😔
We did manage to queue for them to touch a starfish, which they both love to do every visit to a sealife centre and completed the Sonic trial to collect their certificates - being @merlinannualpass
holders we also got exclusive Sonic Sealife pop badges - but unfortunately we had to skip a lot to avoid being pushed, kicked and stepped on, which is a shame as we have all enjoyed previous visits ☹
The penguins were a turning point for us, it wasn't so busy and the kids were able to get great interaction with them as they followed their hands along the glass (I wish I filmed it 🤦♀️) we were able to be there for several minutes without a single shove 🙂
Unfortunately, we may have to avoid @thelondonaquarium
on future trips to London 😭 I will 100% recommend it on quieter days👍 but school holidays/weekends, go prepared to be pushed out 👎
Makes me more happy that we have our passes otherwise this would have been an almost £100 loss (for a family of 4 ticket) 💸
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