On Saturday Ava and I were invited to the National Sea Life Centre once again, this time to check out the Octonauts Training Academy which is running from 18th October to 7th November.
This gives your little explorers the chance to discover different areas of the Sea Life Centre whilst helping the Octonauts on their special missions. Ava is a big fan of Cbeebies and is familiar with the characters. It's a great way to explore the Sea Life Centre and as a parent you get to experience it through your children's eyes.
Once you've completed the sticker sheet your child is rewarded with a certificate and a medal, which Ava wore proudly around her neck for the rest of the day.
The day was extra special for us as we got to share the experience with my little brother who is at Birmingham University. Ava was so excited that her Uncle Huw would be there and it was lovely seeing them together.
My brother hasn't been before so it was fun exploring with him. I find marine life so fascinating and there are such weird and wonderful creatures on show.
Ava was trying to rush us through each section to get to the walk way which is her favourite. She loves spotting the sharks and the sea turtles.
We loved the 4d cinema and watched 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, although Ava did jump a little when she was squirted by water!
The National Sea Life Centre is one of our favourite days out, it's a great place to take your children to educate them about life under the sea. For more information about the Octonauts Training Academy you can visit their website.
*We were invited to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham free of charge but thoughts are 100% my own