I was really looking forward to this - the website looked great! Parking in the recommended car park we has a choice of up to 3 hours or up to 8 hours. We chose 8 as 3 could be rushing our way around the centre. £6.50 for a whole day parking in Bhm though - not too bad. When walking up to the centre we thought it looked a bit small but it was so sunny and the canal looked stunning so we were optimistic!
Having prepaid online we skipped the cue with our £28 ticket for two adults. To cut a long story short, we had to sqeeze past buggies and step over runaway toddlers - expected really and we wouldn't have minded too much if we were getting our moneys worth. It was a cramped, more than over priced aquarium - and even that is an exaggeration. We have seen the same sea life in the local garden centre (for free). The best bit was walking through the tunnel with the fish above us - it was beautiful but it lasted all of 1 minute as we were practically pushed through by the number of people behind us.
After that we walked though a mirror maze - no sea life there just a waste of space! We were then directed down a stair case that was like a staff only area - flaky paint and dirty floors. Not really for the paying public to see.
We were out in less than an hour - completing wasting our car parking charge. We did make the most of the gorgeous weather in Brindley place but I was home doing the ironing before I knew it - so much for a 'day' out.
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