Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium

A spontaneous trip to see the fish.

Back in January (the very end of January), it occurred to me that we hadn’t yet taken Toddlepants to an aquarium!

So, I called upon my fellow hippie mamas, also known as ‘Ruckers’, and asked them which aquarium they recommended. Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium seemed to be the popular choice so we hopped in the car and off we went.

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We reached Plymouth at around 11am, parked up and found our way to the entrance.

It cost us just under £30 to get in. £14.95 per adult and under 4’s go free.

We decided to grab some lunch from their Café before heading in. The food was okay. Travis was happy with it anyway.

We sat down to eat next to the windows which overlooked the harbor. It was a beautiful day made even more spectacular by the view. A friendly seal even dropped by into the harbor to say hello.

Next, it was up the stairs to begin our adventure. First impressions were very good. There were lots of different viewing sections, small windows for jelly fish, shrimp, crabs etc and very large viewing tanks for stingrays, sharks and other large fish. There was educational information on every wall and lots to interest all ages.

Here are a few photos taken on our phones. (We’ll definitely have to take the DSLR next time).

Favourite photo from the day:

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Travis really enjoyed himself and was fascinated by the large stingrays.

I think we’ll definitely make another trip down to Plymouth soon to revisit their aquarium 🙂

Have you taken your children to an Aquarium lately?


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