So Sunday saw me getting up early in the morning yet again. This time it was to go to Sea Life London. Surely that’s a good enough reason? Well, apparently so for the children as they were up earlier than early!!
I think it must have had something to do with the fact that it was a Moshi Monster Event at Sea Life! Double Whammy!!
We had received our invitation in the post and that was accompanied by two ultra rare moshlings that we could take to swap at the event. Even more exciting.
We arrived at the station to find we had missed the train and the next one was in an hour (thanks to Sunday service!) I could not go back, not when I saw the disappointment on the children’s faces when I mentioned that we would be too late. It was a lovely day – sunny and bright and I decided to go nevertheless. I am happy I did because we had a wonderful day.
The children have been to Sea Life before but the children love it and can probably visit at least once a month.
This time round they were very excited to look for Moshlings inside the tanks and of course we spent time (a whole lot of it) swapping Moshlings. I don’t know how the children remember all their names. I am limited to Katsuma, Poppet and Diavolo (who I am told are not Moshlings!) Well, I do know Ting a Ling and Snoodle and a few others. Yay! I am catching up!
We exchanged an ultra rare for Katsuma (WOW!) and an ultra rare Boomer for 3 common Moshlings – Ting a Ling, DJ Quack and ROFL
Jadyn said she got a good deal.
And then of course, we had a goody bag which contained all sorts of exciting things for the children.
And if you think we had a great day and would love to know more or visit one of the places that the Moshi Monsters will be visiting, here’s more –
Moshi Monsters™ splash down at SEA LIFE to encourage youngsters to get involved with marine conservation. Over the course of this year, SEA LIFE will see the introduction of the Moshi Marine Force across UK centres to inspire youngsters to help protect our shores. As well as the Moshi Marine Force activity, Moshi Monsters is introducing an exclusive Moshling™, Lubber the Whimsical Whale, who will be available in-game at MoshiMonsters.com for Force members as well as to buy as a collectible figure.
As part of the Moshi Marine Force, kids will be able to submerge themselves in interactive, fin-tastic quiz trails at SEA LIFE centres to become a fully fledged Buster Conservation Hero, modelled on Buster Bumblechops; the Monster whose job it is to look after Moshlings in-game. There will also be six Moshlings hidden around each SEA LIFE centre swimming with clown fish, crustaceans and coral for children to find – once found, a special Lubber the Whale will be unlocked in-game and kids will get a Conservation Hero Certificate.
The activity will take place throughout the year at all UK SEA LIFE centres starting at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Sunday 16th March and ending at the Brighton SEA LIFE Centre on Sunday 9th November. Participating kids can nose dive into the world of Moshi Monsters where they will be able to meet Buster, Poppet and Katsuma and also bring in their Moshlings to swap with other collectors.
SEA LIFE has a rich history in marine conservation, from rescuing and rehabilitating dolphins and turtles found along the UK coast, to leading research and campaigning against whaling. The Moshi Marine Force and SEA LIFE’s partnership with the global kids brand, aims to inspire the younger generation to get involved with marine conservation.
As well as the activity in all SEA LIFE centres, there will also be a Lubber the Whimsical Whale collectible Moshling available from key retailers, with ‘SEA LIFE Kids Go Free’ promotions on pack. Moshi fans can also purchase a Lubber the Whale plush at all UK SEA LIFE centres. Look out for the ‘Kids Go Free’ SEA LIFE promotion in the April issue of Moshi Monsters Magazine.
SEA LIFE activity throughout 2014:
London 16th March – 23rd March
Great Yarmouth 29th March – 5th May
Weymouth 29th March – 5th May
Gweek 29th March – 5th May
Bray 17th May – 8th June
Scarborough 17th May – 8th June
Oban 17th May – 8th June
Loch Lomond 28th June – 17th August
Birmingham 28th July – 31st August
Manchester 19th July – 31st August
Blackpool 27th September – 9th November
Hunstanton 18th October – 9th November
Brighton 11th October – 9th November
Disclaimer: I was invited to the launch event at Sea Life London. All ideas and opinions remain my own.