In October we went on a little UK holiday. We visited a few castles and the National Slate Museum in Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, and a couple of places along the Southern Coast of England.
We visited Plymouth for the day, and stopped in at the National Marine Aquarium.
This is a fantastic place to visit, especially since the day entry ticket turns into an annual pass at no extra cost! It’s brilliant value for money, and I can see why it was full of childminders and parents with toddlers while we were there. Not only is there a softplay, cafe and, of course, the fish, but there are enormous tanks too.
I loved the jellyfish!
One of the tanks was being cleaned, and the divers inside waved to James, which made him really happy. He also liked to look at the rays swimming about in the massive tanks.
James actually lay on the floor and watched the rays and sharks swim about for quite a while. We thought he was captivated by them, then we figured that he was tired, so we bundled him into the push chair and went for a walk around Plymouth.
We enjoyed sharing a Cornish Pasty (we weren’t that far from Cornwall, after all!) while James slept, and we popped in and out of the charity shops. Rob loves a good charity shop – he loves books, and of course that is usually where they’re cheapest!
No pasty left when James woke up – apple for him!
We had a super day out at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. The Aquarium was really good fun, well set out, and great for more than one visit. We’d definitely go back over and over again if we didn’t live at the opposite end of the country!