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Travel: Sea World Resort Adventure

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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.

3pm

We arrived and checked in to our lovely family rooms.

8pm

That evening, after dinner, the kids had a BLAST dancing late at night in fountains of water at the evening SpongeBob Light Show.

Sea World Resort - SpongeBob Light Show

Sea World Resort - SpongeBob Light Show

6am

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!

sea world resort

9am

After a buffet breakfast at the Shoreline Restaurant, we walked the sort distance into Sea World.

Sea World Resort

Sea World

My oldest and youngest (above).  Six years between them; I believe he will catch her in height one day.

9:30am

First stop was the Sea World Polar Bear Shores. Amazing to see these animals up close.

Sea World Polar Bear Shores

Sea World Polar Bear Shores

Sea World Polar Bear Shores

Sea World Polar Bear Shores

10 am

On to the Stingray Ray Reef where the children had the opportunity to touch these majestic creatures.

Ray Reef Sea World

Ray Reef Sea World

Ray Reef Sea World

10:30am

Rides!

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.

sea world rides

sea world rides

sea world rides

11am

Stroll back to our rooms at Sea World Resort.

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sea world resort

sea world resort

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.

11:30am

Quick swim in the resort pool before lunch.

sea world resort pool

2pm

Rest back at our rooms. Watching a storm come in over the ocean.

sea world resort

sea world resort

5pm

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.

sea world lobby lounge

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.

Disclosure

This post is sponsored by Sea World Resort.  All views are my own. You can read my disclosure policy here.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristie Visser
    November 21, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Looks like an amazing getaway! How fun!

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    Jo (down to eath mother)
    November 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve been thinking about doing this as a family treat… Love the blow by blow account, it looks like loads of fun! Maybe we’ll do this for the 2014 mass birthday celebration in March. I love that you got some time to yourselves too!

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    katepickle
    November 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Oooh I’ve never been to any of the gold coast theme parks but now you are making me badly want to go to sea world… I guess if I start saving now, but the time my smallest is big enough to enjoy it we’ll be able to go!

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    Penny
    November 23, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I love Seaworld! It’s so lovely there! You were so lucky to see the baby polar bear and what beautiful shot you got of them!

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    info@mylittlebookcase.com.au
    November 23, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Looks like your family had a wonderful time. My family (including parents, siblings, nieces and nephews) had a getaway there a few weekends ago. My daughter had the time of her life. That Sponge Bob Water Play area was a winner.

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    Nathalie Brown
    November 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    My kids love sea world and so do I. Glad you all had a great time

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    Christie - Childhood 101
    November 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    We loved SeaWorld so much but were there just a few weeks before the baby polar bear went on display! The resort looks lovely.

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    Kate
    November 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    This looks like a great family holiday. It’s now on the list of must-do trips 🙂

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    Elise @ Creative Play Central
    November 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    With the Christmas holidays coming up it looks like Sea World Resort would be the perfect place for our family to enjoy. My children would have a blast dancing in the fountains of water as well as exploring the attractions. What an amazing experience to see and learn about the animals too.

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    Debs- Learn with Play at Home
    November 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    What fabulous photos! This is now high on my list of possibly family vacations. How do you think we’d go there with a 2 year old and 5 year old? They love animals and water so we’d be busy doing a lot of that I guess. Looks like you guys had an amazing time!

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    Laughing Kids Learn
    November 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, that makes me want to go there so badly. It looks wonderful and allows the family to have so many great experiences. Thanks for sharing and I loved the photos.

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    Racheous - Lovable Learning
    November 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    What a fun time! I really need to take the kiddies there! Thank you for sharing, I felt like I was there!

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