Craig is especially hard to buy for, he goes through fads more times than the children! So I tend to get him a couple of little presents then try and do something fun as a family for his main present.
Craig really likes aquariums and because we hadn't been to the Hastings Sea Life (Blue Reef Aquarium) for a few years I thought it was about time we paid it a visit!
Craig's Parents came with us too, which was really nice. Everyone really enjoyed the aquarium, there was lots to see.
We also visited the fishermans museum and I wondered why we had never thought to visit before, it was a lovely find. Of course, the children spotted the shark poo and found it hilarious!
We sat and ate fish and chips by the sea, and Chester and Millie each had a go on a ride. My little thrill seeker Chester went on the caterpillar roller coaster and my more cautious Millie went bobbing up and down on the hot air balloons! We tried our luck in the arcades and played in the play area too.
We had enough time to go around the aquarium again before heading down to the beach one last time to look for crabs in the rock pools. It was a good job we did this at the end of the day because Chester and Millie took it upon themselves to splash each other with water! Needless to say they were both soaked, it was a good job I took spare clothes for them!
It really was a lovely family day, the kind I really look forward to now that I am working full time. Craig had a great Birthday and really enjoyed the day out that I planned for him.