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Ocean Explorers: A review of a day out at The Deep

Harriet Shearsmith

17 February 2018

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6 minutes

Get ready for an underwater adventure, with a day out at The Deep! Explore ocean history, watch sharks swim overhead in the underwater viewing tunnel and check out some VIP guests - that's very important penguins - in the Kingdom of Ice! With so much to see and do, loads of interactive exhibits and special events throughout the year, your family will love exploring all this aquatic at The Deep. Get a taste of what's in store, by watching Harriet's video review below - and don't miss her guide to 6 things you must know before visiting:

6 things you must know before visiting The Deep:

  1. Prebook - it’s so busy during the holidays if you haven’t, and entry won't be guaranteed.
  2. When you first come out of the lifts, take a second to double back on yourself and look out over the estuary through the big windows. You can see loads!
  3. Feeding time in the lagoon tank is a must, as is the really big tank - check the times online and try to coordinate your visit.
  4. The cafe half way round is perfect for a cuppa and a piece of cake, but make sure you take cash as the card machines aren't always working!
  5. Biggest tip of all: EVERYONE queues for the lift, which travels up through the tank - don’t do it!! Walk up the stairs to leave, if you can. The lift is such a let down, or it was for us. Over in a minute, and if you want to see your favourite sea creature then you might miss them in the wrong part of the tank. Each level has a big viewing window and you can sit for as long as you like, watching the big sharks, turtle, sawfish and more. It’s 100% better than the lift and there is no queue!
  6. Look out for special events, these often run in the holidays or around seasonal events, and are a great way to add even more fun to your day out!

Have you visited The Deep before? Let us know in a comment, or why not leave a review?


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Harriet Shearsmith

17 February 2018

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Harriet is a multi-award nominated blogger and instagrammer, avid mum-bun wearer and self confessed coffee addict. Frequently found on Instagram talking about her children and family life. Harriet is one of our much loved Trusted Explorers, which means all content has been written exclusively for in exchange for a contribution to their family piggy bank. All posts are first hand, honest and based on real experiences.

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