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A day out at The Deep, Hull

September 6, 2014 3 comments

If you’re fascinated by marine life and the wonders of the sea, you’ll love The Deep Aquarium in Hull.

Situated on the River Humber, it’s home to all manner of fish and different types of sea creatures.

The visit starts from the very beginning – the history of the seas, to the present and into the future and how we can protect them.

 

These jelly fish were one of the first creatures we came across…

They looked lovely and tranquil, although I’m sure that wouldn’t be the case if you got too close!

jellyfish

 

From little, translucent jellyfish to this……

 

shark

 

there are all kinds to see.

One of our favourites were the clownfish. As we’re big fans of the film ‘Finding Nemo’ it was fun seeing “Nemo” and “Marlin” up close.

They weren’t feeling very photogenic though so I wasn’t able to get a good picture. Better luck next time…

There was also a great fish floor which children could interact with.

New to The Deep are the beautiful Gentoo Penguins, who were having great fun sliding and jumping about when we were there. There’s something kind of therapeutic watching them playing and sliding, and reminded me of the penguin waiters in the film Mary Poppins as they jumped and slid around!

penguins

 

If you’re wanting something to eat after all this, there’s a great cafe selling hot and cold food.

At the top level of the cafe there’s a viewing platform where you can look out over the river or across Hull itself.

view from viewing platform

photos by @thuntag

 

One of the highlights of the trip was the lift back up to the top level at the end of the tour. Not just any old lift ride. This lift is clear sided and takes you up through a huge tank so you can see all the fish up close.

We all loved that bit.

The Deep’s definitely worth a visit and a marvel at the wonders of the ocean.

The Deep, Hull website

 

We were given a family pass in order to do this review. All views and opinions strictly true and our own.

 

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