Kids are most welcome and catered for throughout the aquarium. We aim to capture their imaginations and engage them in the wonders of the local aquatic world triggering, hopefully, a life-long interest in animals, nature and conservation.
On entry children are offered free quizzes to provide a fun, educational challenge as they journey through the exhibits.
Points of interest, feeding demonstrations and interactive opportunities are offered by our friendly, experienced fish keeper guides and are aimed to engage the children.
Viewing stools are also offered on admission to toddlers and young children, valued by them and their parents!
Funky Fish Gift Shop
There is a huge selection of good value aquatic themed gifts which make ideal souvenirs for kids to remember their visit.
A varied and delicious selection of hot and cold drinks, luxury, local dairy ice cream, cakes and freshly prepared sandwiches awaits!
New for 2012 is the Rocket Shed located alongside the aquarium.
This facility has a multifunctional purpose, predominantly being used as a cosy indoor seating area for our cafe users- it is ideal if the weather is changeable. It is also used as a multi-functional space-for visiting school groups and birthday parties. For the children, toys, books, colouring and activity sheets are available whilst adults can enjoy a drink and a freshly prepared sandwich.
Beyond the cafe outside sun-trap rest area is a pedestrian only space ideal for little ones to let off further steam!
Activity and colouring sheets will be provided in 2011 further engaging kids whilst parents enjoy a drink or light snack.
“I liked the sharks”
“I liked the ginormous spider crabs”
“I liked the blue fish (gurnard)”
“We all had lots of fun and we loved it.”
“I loved the quiz”.
“I like that if you’ve got questions there is always help around”
“I like the fish and crabs.”
“I love the crabs, they were amazing”
Lana Logan 08/07/12
“Really enjoyed my visit!”
“I really enjoyed the aquarium seeing all of the fish
and other things.”
“I loved it too. My favourite creature was the rays”.
“Very interesting and I enjoyed it very much!”
Harry Mills 01/04/10
“Very cool, fantastic experience!”
Jessie Mills 01/04/10
Harriet Louise 19/08/09
“Great fish! Amazing! Informative and fun!”
Megan Beth 19/08/09