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Creatures of the Ocean take over Cardiff Bay for half term

Credit: Matthew Horwood

An array of creatures of the deep have made land their home at Mermaid Quay as the Ocean Show by BRICKLIVE arrives in Cardiff Bay.

The 13 hand-built brick Ocean creatures will be in residence from 29th October to Sunday 6th November.

Credit: Matthew Horwood

Free to view, the display features a jaw-dropping 10ft long Mako Shark, along with a majestic 7.5ft long Green Sea Turtle, Large Squid, Moray Eel, Octopus, Parrot Fish, Angler Fish, Nautilus, Baby Turtles, Coral Reef, Spider Crabs, Yellow Fin Tuna, Lobsters, Clown Triggerfish, Hermit Crabs, Small Jellyfish, Mackerel, Starfish, and Tropical Fish.

The show has been devised to entertain whilst educating children and families about the incredible diversity of life in the Earth’s oceans, and about the major environmental issues that threaten their existence. The show aims to bring important sea life and habitat facts and statistics to life in a fun and engaging environment.

To celebrate the Ocean Show’s arrival, Mermaid Quay will be running a trail where participants have the chance of winning an Aquabus 45-minute cruise voucher for a family four. There will also be a colouring competition where two £10 gift cards for Cadwaladers are up for grabs.

As if that wasn’t enough, on selected dates there will also be free face painting, free craft activities, and a special visit from a Mermaid and Pirate.

 Becky Jones, Marketing Manager at Mermaid Quay, said: We are delighted that The Ocean Show has arrived with us at Mermaid Quay.

“The attention to detail in the hand-built brick creatures is amazing, and the show as a whole is incredibly impressive.

“We know that both children and adults will have lots of fun and learn so much about the importance of protecting our oceans during its time with us, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Mermaid Quay this October half term.”