After our visit to The National Slate Museum, we took a lovely drove over to Anglesey, to the Sea Zoo, a zoo which hosts over 100 species from the coasts of the UK and is in the most glorious location you can imagine on the shores of the Menai Strait.
We were taken on a guided tour by Maz who taught me more about fish in the first five minutes of arriving that I’ve ever learnt in my life. She clearly loves her job which completely shines through in her extensive knowledge and the way she works with these amazing creatures.
We fed mullet and admired the flatfish. We saw the ugliest fish we’ve ever seen (please don’t tell them, they might be offended) – they were called Wolf fish. Ollie was excited about being able to go to school on Monday and tell everyone that he stroked a lobster and we also got to go into the Lobster Hatchery which was fab and see the British Seahorse Nursery. We saw star fish that were enormous! And crabs that we were quite glad were behind glass as they were pretty huge too! Walking over the Shark Pool grids was pretty awesome too and the
I was pretty impressed that I got to stroke a baby shark! How cool is that!
There is a licensed Fairtrade café, that serves delicious home cooked food, all from local sources and a lovely gift shop with great value merchandise. One of the great things about the Sea Zoo is that when you book a standard ticket, they are valid for 7 days so you can revisit again and again in the week following your first visit (please see their terms and conditions for more details).
And in the summer, there is also loads for the children to do outside while you can appreciate the incredible scenery.
Ollie said on our drive back that Anglesey Sea Zoo was one of his most favourite places in the world.
I have to say, I agree!