I recently took the girls to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium for an event with Canon Pixma Printables.
Tara Dennis from Better Homes and Gardens was our host. Apart from being a really friendly and lovely person, she taught us how to enjoy doing craft activities with our children at home, without having to create the idea in the first place.
My kind of craft.
I don’t have the time for elaborate craft activities, but I do enjoy sitting with Kalyra and making stuff.
Her and Savannah loved their crafty aquarium school, sitting amongst the fishes colouring pictures and tarting them up with fluffy bits, glitter and all things sparkly.
We did attempt to make a pretty snazzy cardboard seal together, but it was slow process because there was a lot of fiddly cutting to do and I had to get up every 10 seconds to chase Savannah.
She discovered how much fun it was to walk really fast down a ramp and fall flat on your face. You would think the face plant would stop her from continuing to do it , but she is my little thrill seeker.
When she wasn’t doing that she was staring at the gigantic fish bowl in front of her squealing with joy at the colourful reef fish and sharks swimming by. I only wish I could provide the same kind of environment for her at home.
After our craft session, we went for a wander through the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium to admire the underwater life. It was fun getting close to the sharks and seeing all the beautiful fish and the huge turtles.
We were there on a Saturday, however, during school holidays. Needless to say we did not stay too long as claustrophobia set in pretty quickly.
It was far too busy. I would recommend going there on a much quieter week day. One thing I did not like about the aquarium was that you had to go around the whole aquarium before you could get out again.
When we came out of the aquarium, we realized we had missed the beginning part to it (thanks to the craft event location). We decided to re-enter so we could see the penguins. The crowds overwhelmed me so much, I had to get out, except there was no way to go but through the whole aquarium to the end. It was so packed that it really stressed me out and took ages for us to escape into the fresh air.
I am sure though, if you go on the right day, your family would love a day out exploring the underwater life. I have four day passes to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium to give away (value $112).
To enter just fill out the form below telling me What you would most like to see at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and why?
Once the form has been submitted you will be directed to my facebook page. Give it a like and introduce yourself on my wall.
Terms and Conditions
1. Only open those with an Australian postal address
2. The giveaway is a game of skill. Entries will be judged based on originality and creativity
3. The giveaway opens on 23rd October at 8am AEST and closes 30th Oct at 11:45pm AEST
4. Entries are judged by independent third parties
5. There will be 1 winner receiving 4 passes to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Valued at $112