National Lobster Hatchery | Day Out With The Kids

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National Lobster Hatchery

  • Padstow
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity with a modern Visitors' Centre where, through smart interactive displays, you and the kids can learn all about the importance of sustainability and responsible marine management. It's very educational but also pleasing to just wander around if the kids are too young to be taking it all in: so good for all ages!

The kids will certainly remember coming up close with young lobsters, as well as a resident giant lobster and Edible and some creepy but amazing Spider Crabs! If the kids are endeared toward these cool crustaceans then why not look into adopting a lobster and using some pocket money to help sponsor their conservation and research work.

The Little Shop of Lobsters is worth a look too and offers a diverse range of sealife related goods and you can adopt your very own lobster for just £5.00! They're on the quayside next to Padstow's main car and coach park. Their site has level access and is wheelchair friendly throughout, plus there's a stair lift, disabled facilities and a hearing loop.

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Opening hours

Summer Hours
Monday to Sunday 10:00 -18:00
Winter Hours
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closing hours vary depending on the season. Please check the attraction's website for details. 


General Admission
Adults: £4.95 
Kids (5-15): £2.50
Under 5s: Free 
Family (2 adults & 2 kids): £12.95

Travel & Contact Information


South Quay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BL, England

Phone number

01841 533 877



Click here to visit National Lobster Hatchery's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

National Lobster Hatchery has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

National Lobster Hatchery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

National Lobster Hatchery has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, National Lobster Hatchery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

National Lobster Hatchery has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

National Lobster Hatchery has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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