Sponsored by Sea World Resort
It would have been five or six years since I was at Sea World. Out of all the theme parks on the Gold Coast, Sea World is my favourite because it combines family fun with marine education and a resort experience. They have some brilliant new things happening which I will detail in another post.
I was invited to Sea World on this mini family getaway, and as family adventure is something that is increasingly important to our family as we enter this stage of making memories with our kids, I thought it fitting experience to grab hold of. Below I’m sharing a snap shot of our time there. I enjoyed documenting this little journey in pictures.
We arrived and checked in to our lovely family rooms.
That evening, after dinner, the kids had a BLAST dancing late at night in fountains of water at the evening SpongeBob Light Show.
The next morning, I peeked in to the children in our joining room to find them like this, all snug in bed watching cartoons. Love this picture!
After a buffet breakfast at the Shoreline Restaurant, we walked the sort distance into Sea World.
My oldest and youngest (above). Six years between them; I believe he will catch her in height one day.
First stop was the Sea World Polar Bear Shores. Amazing to see these animals up close.
On to the Stingray Ray Reef where the children had the opportunity to touch these majestic creatures.
This was the first time my son was old enough to go on a ‘proper ride’ and this picture captures so much of the anticipation, in all its mixture of trepidation and excitement.
Stroll back to our rooms at Sea World Resort.
I especially love this last picture of my family racing up the ramp at varying speeds because it’s a picture of family life: all at different stages and ages, but all one.
Quick swim in the resort pool before lunch.
Rest back at our rooms. Watching a storm come in over the ocean.
Dropped the children to the Sea World Resort Kid’s Club and the husband and I went downstairs to the Lobby Lounge for an informal dinner. Then we took our desserts up to our rooms and watched a movie together before picking up the kids at 9pm.
After a challenging year, I feel grateful to be able to spend this pocket of time making memories with my family in such an exciting place. All part of the tiles we put on our family mosaic board that over time creates a picture, our picture, of family.