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Little bit let down after all of the hype about the place. (NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY)
The Deep (Hull)
Member Name: beccyrasooly
The Deep (Hull)
Advantages: Good value
Disadvantages: Missing the wow factor
MY husband, 4year old son and 18m old daughter and I visited 'The Deep' on Saturday. It was very busy perhaps owing to the fact the weather was as wet as the fish tanks. We were lucky to have a free child ticket with the two adults tickets so we only paid 19.90 and thats includes your plus pass that entitiles you to return anytime within a year for FREE. But expect to pay for parking £3 for upto 6 hours.
The building its based in is very interesting, advertised as the only submarium so part is set under water. There is a lot of informatative displays with pictures and information about ancient sea creatures etc. As i mentioned in the headline i was a bit disappointed with the amount there was to see. This is perhaps owing to the fact i have been to a fantastic place before along the same lines. You walk through a great deal of displays without and real fish first before you get to the big tank which i believe they said is the 2nd largest they have. Its good in that you can see the fish from above the water or through the glass under the water. My kids loved the stingray fish type as they swim right upto the glass.
The advertisement of sharks was very disappointing even my son kept asking wheres the sharks. We only saw one tiny shark and the rest to be honest other than the above mentioned tank had fairly boring fish nothing special.
In addition to the fish and information displays there was a soft play area for under 8's and a discovery corner with activities. There is also a cafe which i couldnt comment on as we didnt eat there. The glass lift again was a bump for me as it was just sort of like is that it.
Value for money it is good if you dont live too far away with the plus pass and the kids enjoyed it but for me there was something lacking i think more interesting fish and displays.
Summary: An average day out nothing to rave about
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