Sea Life Centres transform penguin beach into a beach bar for World Penguin Day. Ann Evans has the details.
Celebrating the easing of lockdown restrictions with the reopening of outdoor hospitality and to mark World Penguin Day on 25th April, Sea Life centres across the UK have transformed their Penguin Beaches into Penguin Beach Bars – because even our flippered friends deserve to have some fun in the sun.
With very few opportunities for a family day out or a trip to a pub, this past year has been tough on everyone. However, it’s not just us humans who have been missing out, as the adorable penguins at the Sea Life centres have been missing welcoming guests to their waters.
Sea Life Hunstanton, Scarborough, Great Yarmouth and Weymouth wanted to provide its penguin pals with the ultimate party to cheer them up ahead of the sites reopening. The penguins will (hopefully) be able to bask in the spring sunshine and have a well-deserved rest before the centres’ welcome visitors back through their doors on 17th May.
The newly transformed beach bars feature a variety of fun activities, including parasols, a beach bar, deck chairs and bucket and spades; so the penguins can chill-out, relax and party in style!
Nigel Croasdale, Sea Life Hunstanton’s General Manager said: “We’ve all undoubtedly had a tough year with national restrictions and our Sea Life creatures have been missing seeing guests’ smiling faces every day. So,we wanted to spread some cheer for our feathered friend in celebration of World Penguin Day. Penguin Beaches across the country are going to bring the ocean beach vibes of Ibiza to the aquarium, so our penguins can let loose and party in style.”
Whilst the penguins enjoy their big day, preparation work will continue at the Sea Life centres to get ready to reopen its doors to the public on May 17th. As always, safety measures will be in place throughout the attraction, with the health and safety of visitors and staff an essential priority.
Visit the Sea Life website for further information and to book a visit to your nearest Sea Life Centre. www.visitsealife.com