I was so excited when we received confirmation of our invitation to the London Aquarium.
Off we set on a Wednesday morning and after a quick easy train ride we were walking from Westminster tube over London Bridge to our destination. Typical English weather was a little chilly so I was glad to be inside today!
As soon as we arrived we were greeted and given some cardboard diving goggles and a log book. I wore the goggles and Olivia was in charge of the log book. Our mission was to collect stamps from around the aquarium during our tour. Our favourite stamp was the seahorse. There were others including a starfish and a shark! We managed to collect them all!
We enjoyed many things about the London aquarium. It really did exceed my expectations in so many ways. The venue was wide enough and big enough for my buggy so I did not have to hold Olivia so much. There was so much more to see then I imagined and we learnt so many interesting facts too. The guides who worked for the London aquarium were very informative and full of facts and info. It was clear they enjoyed their job. Entering the aquarium the first attraction was a glass floor in which we had to walk across.
There were sharks swimming underneath us. We then continued to explore and we saw more sharks, stingrays, a puffer fish (the second most dangerous fish in the world) and even Nemo!! I really enjoyed seeing Nemo and Olivia liked his colours! We got to touch a starfish at the rock pool area. Olivia was a little heavy handed but the starfish was ok! Olivia was mesmerised by the colored jellyfish – they were all lit up, floating around the tank. I let her feel the glass and she had fun trying to catch them with her tiny fingers. After that we entered the rainforest zone.
The sound of the trees and splashing water from the waterfall felt very relaxing. Mummy would have loved to sit in this spot for a few minutes but Olivia was eager to move on. We then came across a crocodile. He was very friendly and kept watching us through the glass! This was Olivia’s first time seeing a crocodile.
Lunch was included in our day out so we enjoyed some sandwiches and strawberries. Olivia played with some other babies and we were then free to continue exploring all by ourselves.
We found the penguins…. This had to be by far the most exciting attraction for Olivia – the penguins stood just as tall as her and waddled back and forth. She found this hilarious and we spent a long time here viewing them with lots of giggles.