Christmas day with a difference at The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

Big-hearted aquarists at The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham cannot wait to make a splash when they head into work on Christmas day.

While most people will be wearing party hats and unwrapping presents, two members of The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham team will be serving up an array of unusual festive treats for thousands of creatures at the popular attraction.

Brynn Jenkins and Sarah Fletcher will spend Christmas morning preparing meals for sharks, turtles, otters, lobsters, seahorses and many other marine creatures. And the dedicated duo look forward to plenty of festive fun as they do so.

This Christmas I will be making it really special for our sea life creatures,

said Sarah, from Walsall.

I will be giving Brussel sprouts to Mo our Giant Green Turtle and treating the otters to icy fish baubles. I will be building a snowman in the penguin tank and will no doubt be singing some festive carols whilst scrubbing the ocean tank!

The 25-year-old from Walsall, a conservation biology graduate, has plenty to celebrate as she marks her return to Birmingham and The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, following an internship at the attraction’s sister site in Hunstanton where she worked as a displays assistant and trainee aquarist.

Sarah’s colleague, Brynn Jenkins, aged 24 and from Oldbury, is also looking forward to spending Christmas day at the underwater themed attraction.

We are a family here and we care for some truly amazing and fascinating creatures,

he said.

They are in for some very special treats and it is a pleasure to spend the best day of the year with them – I might even dress up as Father Christmas!

The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham transports visitors to an amazing underwater world, where they get to see incredible sea life from all over the planet, from the coast of Britain and the chilly Antarctic, to the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

The aquarium is home to over 2,000 creatures, such as sharks, jellyfish, piranha, octopus and rays.

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.

For regular news, updates and competitions, The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham is also on Facebook and Twitter You can also keep up-to-date with what new resident, Ginny the Gentoo, has to say by following her on twitter at



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