Following our interests, A visit to Sealife Weymouth

The way we home educate mostly involves us following the children’s interests. For E most of those interests revolve around fierce animals. Dinosaurs, Sharks, Monsters etc. We were given the opportunity to visit the Sealife Centre in Weymouth on Sunday. Sunday happened to coincide with the Ironman ┬ácompetition, which did mean that Weymouth was very busy and the car park at the Sealife centre was closed. We were quite worried about how this would affect E, but he coped fantastically.

 

Hands on learning

On arrival we decided to have our picnic, E however, was so excited he didn’t want to eat. He rushed off to visit the seahorses, then the rock pool, then the seahorses, then the turtles! Are you beginning to see how our day went?! He must have visited every exhibit at least twice. Flitting between them, taking in all the sights, seeing all the different varieties of sea creature.

The girls enjoyed exploring and seeing everything, the also loved the play park with all it’s many twisty slides, and the splash area. Daddy and I had to take it in turns to follow E to his next target area. Occasionally we managed to visit an exhibit as a family, though we were rarely in one place for more than a couple of minutes. I liked that E had the space to roam and explore.

When we arrived at the ocean tunnel, E’s face was a picture. He soon spotted the sharks, his eyes lit up and he gasped with excitement. SHARKS! We spent a while there, watching them swim around. We even went back a bit later for another look.

 

At the end of the day we stopped off at The Royal Oak pub outside Blandford for dinner. The children were all in a great mood after a fun day although a bit tired. We enjoyed a really tasty meal and the pub was so child friendly with board games to keep the children entertained and a play area outside. It’s a day we shall look back with great memories.

Snazaroo Weekend Box – A Review

One things my kids have always loved is a good face painting session, whether at home or at fetes and parties. So when we were offered the chance to review a Snazaroo Weekend Box we were really excited.

The box arrived in the post addressed directly to the children, which is a lovely feature. I mean, what child doesn’t like receiving post? The box is fun, colourful and easy to open, great for little hands.

Inside the box were two little face painting kits. The first came with a little brush, sponge and 3 coloured face paints. There were also 3 very easy to follow instructions on how to paint your face.

The second little kit contained 3 stampers and 3 more coloured face paints. The stampers worked so much better than I anticipated. The girls loved playing with the stampers and printing on each others faces. The cupcake was a particular favourite.

The Snazaroo Weekend Box also has a certificate printed on the inside that the children can colour, complete and cut out. The little kits are the perfect size to take out and about, and share with friends too. My only qualm was that coverage on a full face was a little patchy. That may have been down to technique rather than the Snazaroo paints themselves though.

All in all the children gave the Snazaroo Weekend Box a massive two thumbs up.

 

 

**We were sent the Snazaroo Weekend Box Free for the purpose of review, all thoughts are our own.**