Toddler days out guide: The Deep Aquarium, Hull

Toddler days out guide: The Deep Aquarium, Hull

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Get out of the house today with a trip to an award-winning aquarium, where your tot can learn about life underwater and see a huge variety of sea life.

For more fun ideas, read our definitive list of the Best Toddler Days Out!

With thousands of fish, lagoon feeds and face-painting opportunities – The Deep aquarium in Hull, Yorkshire, is bound to be a big hit with your little one. And the family-friendly conveniences (hello baby-feeding station and bottle-warming facilities) mean you’re headed for a stress-free day out, too. Result.

Home to a whopping 3,500 fish, sharks and rays, your tot will be able to get up close and personal with all kinds of sea life – including a huge colony of Gentoo penguins (think Happy Feet brought to life). And there’s a live daily dive feed at 2pm that’s a must-see. But if nappy-changing duties call and you do miss it, you can see the more frequent lagoon feeds at 12, 2 and 4pm.

Once it's lunchtime, head to the café where there are lots of children’s meals to choose from and a baby feeding station with bottle and food warming facilities. Plus, leave time to visit the face painting station where your little one can choose a design of his favourite creature.


Best of all, the whole day won’t blow your entire summer holiday budget. It’s free for under-3s and `£14 for adults – but you can save yourself 10 per cent if you book online.


The Deep Aquarium, Tower St, Hull, HU1 4DP

If you can’t get out to the aquarium today, or it’s simply too far away, you can have some fishy fun at home, too. You can download printable colouring-in sheets here for your little one to enter into the aquarium’s colouring competition. Or take a walk to your local pond, river or canal and see if you can spot any fish swimming around.

To book yourvisit to The Deep Aquarium, click here

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