My daughter had requested to go for her 3rd Birthday, and as we are local but had never been I thought it would be a good afternoon.
I was astounded at the price, more so when I got to the other end in 15 minutes and realised that was it!
The cafe was being worked on at the time of our visit, as was the toilets. Not ideal with a three year old, but then the time we were there it didn't matter to us.
To give you an idea of what you're getting, you walk in and pay then go through a door and down some stairs to to the first room which is tropical fish, piranhas, frogs, turtles etc. My daughter enjoyed this room as she could see most of the displays.
Once you complete this room you walk through doors to the cold water creatures. It's not great as all the tanks are so dark you can't see half the creatures. This is a smaller empty room, and you very quickly get to the other end. Once through this door you can walk outside to the seals or down to the shark and meerkats. If it's raining and cold the seals are not worth seeing unless it's bang on feeding time as the balcony sits in a position that will get you soaking very quickly.
The meerkats are ok to watch however I personally hated the smell.
The shark was my daughter's favourite, however it's a very small shark. Having been to London aquarium and seeing the sharks I was shocked how small this one was, and it has no choice but to circle round and around... Nevertheless kids enjoy it.
For the shark you can go up stairs to a display platform for a birdseye view.
After this room you're pretty much done, the rest has a few tanks including a snake and a tarantula (I avoided these) and a rock pool thing which was empty.
I also found there was too much stairs, no way at all a wheelchair user would manage. I has my baby in a sling, thank goodess, as it was narrow in places and my pushchair would not have gone around with ease and all the lifting would have really annoyed me.
All in all, disappointing and we won't be returning.
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