New UK marine life and conservation mag for children

Tomorrow – April 26th sees the publication of a new magazine in the UK for children aged 5 – 12 full of fascinating facts and information about marine life and conservation, and is the culmination of a lifelong dream of marine biologist and Padi diving instructor, Samantha Hewitt, who is also sister of X-Factor star Stacey Solomon.


Launched at the London Aquarium last November the first Full issue of Sea Urchins magazine will go on sale in over 600 independent news agents around London, the SE and other parts of the UK It is also available via subscription at


Stacey and Dragons Den and Ryman boss Theo Paphitis together helped Sam launch the magazine concept and the event was attended by a host of celebrities including BBC kids presenters Sonali Shah and Saira Khan, were all keen to show their support for the educational and fun new read for kids!

Sam’s aim for the magazine is to bring subjects like the ocean, marine life and diving accessible to kids, and with the help of celebrities and well-known names from the world of music, television and nature to help make science cool and fun for kids and at the same time make subjects like the ocean, marine life and diving accessible.

Speaking about the magazine, Samantha Hewitt said: “Sea Urchins has had an incredible reaction, and we are so excited to finally have the first full issue on sale. Everyone we have spoken to along the way is genuinely excited about the magazine; most importantly, the kids absolutely love it – it’s amazing how interested they are in anything to do with the sea!”

Samantha continued: “My aim is to inspire children to love the natural world and oceans and to learn about the importance of conserving them. I am determined that SEA URCHINS will help to positively impact on the next generation, while providing kids with a lot of fun in the process”.

If you would like a copy but are not in the South East of the UK, you can subscribe at their website