This week we were very kindly asked if we would like to visit The Deep Aquarium in Hull to see what we thought of the venue and also to see what we thought of their very new additions – a colony of Gentoo Penguins! .. it’s fair to say that being the massive Pingu fan that I am, I was always going to want to visit! (yes I really did admit my love for Pingu!)
So being in the Midlands (Nottingham) I was thinking that the journey would be an epic one, but with the use of the A1M, M62, M18 it was really super easy and far quicker than I had anticipated too!
On arriving I was really impressed with the parking and the fact there is plenty! Although not checking before I set off about the need for change for the car park was my own silly fault!! – reasonably priced through at £2 for 4 hours.
I loved the walkway when you first start your journey into the deep .. its full of interesting facts and things to do for all ages.
I loved the fact that the whole building was made up with different areas to see and do along with the most amazing viewing tunnel and lift I have ever encountered! not only that but the most amazing stingrays and tropical tank.
Obviously I was more than excited when it was time to go through and see the new Gentoo penguins, we could see them in 2 different locations one above the water where the were quite comfy lounging round and then in the water .. although we didn’t get to see one swimming in the water but they were being fed!
We decided to eat in the observatory cafe and the prices I had expected to be rather high but was presently surprised with main meals around the £5.50 + mark and they were not tight on the portions so in my opinion they were reasonably priced.
There were some lovely salads and children’s meal options either hot or cold and the observatory cafe also had baby food stations where you could heat baby/toddler meals or milk.
I was also impressed that there were lovely lifts for easy access to all floors which were super handy for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs making almost all of the attraction available to everyone like!
We had a lovely time at The Deep and would love to take Ollie (Hubby) soon and with the option of a Day Plus Pass enabling us to go throughout 12 months without the need to pay again we may just be become regulars.
Disclaimer: We were admitted free of charge for the purposes of reviewing, although all opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse