The Southbank is one…if not my favourite place in London.
Street entertainers, a huge choice of food, and some of the most famous landmarks in London are just a few of the attractions that draw so many visitors to this area along with a whole host of fantastic attractions that are just perfect to keep the little ones amused.
We were lucky enough to arrive before the general public which allowed us to get up close to the exhibits and have a spot of breakfast behind the scenes too!
The colours immediately caught my attention as we entered and the children’s eyes lit up as soon as we saw the huge tanks full of beautiful jelly fish.
There are three sections to explore that enables the children to see the jelly fish in all their beauty, learn all about them and their environments and an interactive zone that my youngest two and their lack of concentration gained a lot from.
As everything is so hands on even my three year old was kept engaged throughout. It really offers something for everyone and even my husband and I came away having learnt something new about the world of jelly fish.
The fun doesn’t stop here though as the Sealife Centre has so much to offer and we spent a good few hours exploring the numerous exhibits.
The children loved to be able to acually touch a starfish in the rock pool area.
They loved gazing above them and peeping through the holes in the Ocean Tunnel.
The Shark Walk was a huge hit with the boys, as was having the opportunity to get up so close to the magnificent stingrays.
The favourite though was probably Penguin Point where they happy watched the Penguins play in their very own polar experience.
Our day didn’t finish here as AttractionTix had a full day of fun set up for us with a trip on a river boat and a visit to Shrek’s Adventure still on our list.
They really are the place to go for hugely discounted tickets on endless amounts of attractions.
They offer such great discounts that combining more than one attraction in a day can become a lot more affordable than you would think, and Southbank is the perfect place to get the most out of your day in this way as there are so many great places less than a stones throw away from each other.
The streets of London as you all know are massively over crowded and it can sometimes be hard to take in the beauty it holds, so one way to get a fantastic look at some of Londons biggest landmarks is a boat trip down the Thames.
The children were all really excited to sit on the top deck of the London Eye River Cruise boat and look out across the water.
The last port of call for the day was Shrek’s Adventure that we visited last year and absolutely loved.
It was the first time for my husband and he was a little sceptical about how they would managed to fit something based around a film into an entire attraction.
He was in fact proved wrong and so taken back what a great experience it was.
You are taken on a journey through the Kingdom of Far, Far Away encountering all sorts of exciting places on the way from a trip on a 4D bus to mixing potions in the very special bakery.
This interactive show sucks you in from the beginning due to the fantastic set up and highly skilled actors and actresses.
It is a place the children ask to go back to time and time again and I really don’t blame them.
There was something for the whole family to enjoy and I’m sure you have seen a least one thing here that would take your fancy.
Please let me know if you decide to visit any of these attractions as I would love to know what you think!
*This event was put on for us by AttractionTix and this are all my own, honest opinions.