We’d been wanting to go to The Deep for ages, so on my 30th birthday we took a little trip to Hull. The Deep is a very large aquarium, and is home to over 3,500 fish. As Hula is fanatical about “Finding Nemo” at the moment (or as she calls it “Memo”) we hoped that she’d get a lot from the visit.
Mark got a 10% discount for booking the tickets online. Full price adult tickets are £9.95 and under 3’s get in for free. We also found out that once you have purchased your tickets, you can return again for free for the next year if you sign a Day Plus Pass form (check terms and conditions).
The exhibit itself is mesmerizing. Holly really loved it. There was a very cute moment when we showed her the Clown fish and she said “Memo”. We easily spent a couple of hours in there and we didn’t see everything. There’s good wheelchair/push-chair access. However, Holly spends very little time in her pram these days. She really did enjoy exploring the aquarium on foot. This was made easy as most of the large tanks start from floor level.
I’d recommend that you take a packed lunch. The food in the cafe wasn’t fantastic but they do have an indoor picnic area. Apart from the dining facilities, we’d highly recommend a visit and we’ll definitely be returning within the year.
Some of the photos are a little fuzzy as no flash photography is allowed inside the exhibition.