A Fishy Day Out at The Deep

Last weekend we spent our Saturday at Hull’s fantastic submarium, The Deep. Helen and I actually went here on it’s opening weekend, where we queued around the car park to get in. Today the queue wasn’t anywhere near as bad and, after a quick photo and signing up for the annual pass that many places like this seem to do now, we were on our way in to check out the fishy action.

After walking down the first ramps, encountering all the prehistoric fishy stuff, we encountered the jaws of Megadon, NJ couldn’t believe how big the mouth must have been.

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Further on, as you make your way around the rest of the attraction there are simply loads of huge tanks, filled with just an amazing array of different fishes and other sea dwelling things. At one of the tanks NJ remarked to me that these were in fact the biggest fish he’d ever seen! I’m not sure how many fish he’s ever seen, but still, to him they were definitely massive!
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I’m not sure J-Bub had ever seen anything quite like the big colourful displays he was seeing right now. For a lot of them he just kind of sat or kneeled in front of them and stared.

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There was obviously the obligatory Nemo hunt.

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The boys were constantly in awe of how big the tanks were, there’s something like 2.5million litres of water in the whole place!
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We actually went round twice, with a break in the middle for lunch in The Observatory Cafe, with awesome views out over the Humber Estuary the food was about what you’d expect and reasonably priced.
On the way out both times we utilised the great lift that has a window in to the giant tank, pausing half way up so you get a real sense of being there, in amongst it! The boys loved it, although NJ thought it was a bit weird at first!
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Entry on the day cost us £34 – under 3’s are free and 3-15 year olds are £10 on the day. By giving your details and having your picture taken when purchasing you also get their Day Plus Pass, giving you up to 360 days access. Even if you’re likely to only go once again in the year it’s well worth it.

 

We had a great time and will definitely be heading back at some point this year.

#YorkshireFamily with Yorkshire Tots
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4 thoughts on “A Fishy Day Out at The Deep

  1. We took Mini R to the Deep when he was really young and he pretty much slept the entire time so I’d really like to go back now he’s nearly 2. He loves fish so I think he would really enjoy it. Nice to hear that they are doing to annual pass now, Eureka do that too and it’s so worth while. #YorkshireFamily

  2. Glad you found Nemo! Looks like a great day out and as you say, you can even go back for the price! We’ve been but not for a few years and I’m keen to try it again. It’s a cool place! Thanks for linking up with #YorkshireFamily

  3. Glad you indeed found Nemo! Great photos, it makes me want to go back as we haven’t been in quite awhile. When we went we used Tesco vouchers so the tickets were really inexpensive – not sure if you can still do it but may be worth a look. Thanks for linking up with #YorkshireFamily

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