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.
This post is sponsored by Sea World Resort. All views are my own. You can read my disclosure policy here.
Kristie VisserNovember 21, 2013 at 7:58 am
Looks like an amazing getaway! How fun!
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!
katepickleNovember 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!
PennyNovember 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!
email@example.comNovember 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.
Nathalie BrownNovember 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm
My kids love sea world and so do I. Glad you all had a great time
Christie - Childhood 101November 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.
KateNovember 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm
This looks like a great family holiday. It’s now on the list of must-do trips 🙂
Elise @ Creative Play CentralNovember 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.
Debs- Learn with Play at HomeNovember 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!
Laughing Kids LearnNovember 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.
Racheous - Lovable LearningNovember 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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