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A day out at The Deep, Hull

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!



From little, translucent jellyfish to this……




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!



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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  1. erinalice
    May 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

    That looks like a great day out! We would love to see the penguins too.. they’re just so fun to watch! Thanks for linking up with #YorkshireFamily this month!

  2. May 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    We visited recently with our 4year old & 4month old sons. It was a fantastic day out & my son was animated with all the fish, mammals & sealife, particularly the stringray which attached itself to the tank right next to my sons face. The lighting effects are excellent & lots of interactive screens/activities to keep children entertained. We particularly enjoyed the glass lift which allows up close viewing through a tunnel.

    We visited the cafe which was very child friendly, very reasonably priced & had enough food variety for all. It helped that some of the tables over look the water & ferry port which helped my very excited son eat his food. However, there is a nice indoor & outdoor picnic area which we might try in the future.

    We visited the gift shop which had a range of affordable options for the children. We bought a whale teddy, big squashy fish & chocolate totally only £6.05. This would have been double the price in our local aquarium & sent our son home a very happy little boy!

    All in all a fantastic day out & we will definitely be returning at some point soon (I hope).

  3. May 25, 2015 at 10:44 am

    We saw this advertised when we visited York last week – but ran out of time on our holiday 😦 Thanks for sharing – it looks ace #YorkshireFamily

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