Saturday, 27 October 2018

The Sea Creatures Tour {Harrogate 2018}

Half term is here finally and I think a few of us are pretty glad to be having a break from these chilly early starts...
We've been seriously lucky to have such an amazing summer and then a gorgeous Autumn; the weather has taken a bit of a turn over the last week though and we're all feeling the drop in temperature! The clocks go back tomorrow but the kids have already been feeling the difference in the days as the evenings draw in. Despite the shorter days our two are still full of beans, even after school!

We were all so excited to be given an exclusive look at the Sea Creatures Tour that has just arrived in Harrogate before it's doors officially opened this weekend. The tour has travelled around the world but this is it's first ever stop outside of London, here in Yorkshire. The exhibition features an incredible display of (ethically sourced) sea creatures which have been preserved using a fascinating process called plastination developed by Dr Gunter Von Hagens, enabling visitors to see the complete anatomies of this incredible specimens. The presentation is incredible and you can't help but be impressed walking in; it is one of those occasions where you know you may not ever see anything like it again!

I don't want to spoil it for you by adding too many photos but these are a few from our visit; The awesome thing about this event is that it's great for families too. There's all the creatures to see and kids can get involved using the augmented reality app as the look round or learn more at the giant interactive table. Our two were amazed by the smoky entrance with fish swimming through! There's also a virtual reality experience and an interactive ball-pit (We had trouble getting our kids out of there!)

All in all, the Sea Creatures Tour is something you don't want to miss; when are you ever going to get the chance to get up close to a real Whale or a Shark?!
As intended it also gave us pause for thought about just how much damage is being done to our oceans and its inhabitants, and how we can help to reduce the pollution of our seas, something we really need to be teaching our children about...

The Tour is running until the 25th of November and for half term they are running a special offer of one free child ticket with every adult ticket purchased. 

Hope you get a chance to check it out, let me know what you thought!

Enjoy your half term...!

NB We were very kindly invited to attend this event however all opinions are entirely our own.


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