On a hazy Yorkshire Sunday we decided to venture out to see what we could explore. A place I’ve had my eye on for a long time was The Deep in Hull which boasts an impressive array of marine life – including one which Ted is completely obsessed with. Sharks. Sharks have a special place in my heart as when I was pregnant, I visited a number of aquariums to get over a phobia of fish and became infatuated with them – and I seem to have passed that on!
From Bradford it was just over an hours drive, which is why Ted looks more than a little grouchy on this photograph! I usually rely on a Kindle Fire and some downloaded Hey Duggee episodes for a journey like this, but I forgot to pick his tablet up – rookie error.
I actually visited with my Mum who is a wheelchair user, and I have to say that their accessibility is impressive. As a family with a pram and a wheelchair, there was nothing we couldn’t see and plenty of lifts to help us along the way. Please forgive my terrible shots from inside the aquarium itself – my camera doesn’t cope well in the dark, and I had to use my phone. You can view the photos I took on my Instagram highlights!
One thing I really did like, was a staff member approaching my Mum and asking her if she wanted to watch some of the fish get fed by divers. Now, being in a wheelchair she often gets left behind and forgotten – this staff member made sure she had a great view and really went out of her way to help. Massive thanks, it also meant that I got to watch some sharks with Ted while my parents watched the feeding!
Another perk for her was the final lift – the last ‘exhibit’ is a journey in a glass lift right through the main tank! This is a really epic experience and I loved every second – Ted was completely entranced.
The ticket prices were £14.50 each, while Ted was free as he’s under 2. Now, the £14.50 isn’t just for a day – it’s an annual pass! We plan on visiting midweek, so that it isn’t so busy. You can’t argue with that price for a whole years visits, though!