Sponsored: A Tranquil Experience at The Deep in Hull

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Visit The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium and enjoy a fun-filled family day. Journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into vast open oceans, down to dark depths, through the Kingdom of ice and into the future. With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish in the newly refurbished Tropical Lagoon of Light, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there's something to entertain all ages.  

Join us at Discovery Corner for touchpool sessions, learn about species native to the UK including starfish, sea urchins and crabs. Stop by Endless Oceans where 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this home to an array of species. Watch the divers feed the sharks and rays in Endless Oceans (Mon, Weds & Fri, cleaning dive Tues & Thurs), the Lagoon of Light on Saturday and the Amazon Flooded Forest on Sundays in our daily dive shows at 2pm. Don’t miss the penguin feeds at 11:30am and 3:30pm in the chilly Kingdom of Ice and walk through the amazing glass tunnel before riding in the glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. 

Image of a signed presentation at The Deep

The aquarium is a popular attraction that goes above and beyond to offer an accessible and enjoyable experience for all of its visitors. The Deep has been a finalist in Visit England’s Awards for Excellence Inclusive Tourism category and won Enjoy England’s Access for All Tourism Award in 2011. Their calendar of events includes a range of accessible ones, including their upcoming Quiet Days which you won’t want to miss.

Quiet Days at The Deep

Saturday 14th December 2019

Following the success of previous years, The Deep's Quiet Day will be held at the aquarium on Saturday 14th December to provide visitors with a more tranquil experience.

During the Quiet Day, the audio will be turned down for those who find the sounds distracting and the lights will be brighter to make the information clearer. There will be a full programme of BSL signed presentations and shows throughout the day, including a special performance by Hull Visual Choir to get you in a festive mood!

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Suggested Itineraries

The Deep have provided two suggested arrival times for people wishing to make the most of the BSL signed presentations.

10am arrival:

  • 10.10am – Introduction to Timeline
  • 10.30am – Touch pool
  • 11.30am – Penguin feed
  • 12.00pm – Lagoon feed
  • 12.30pm – Endless Oceans
  • 1.00pm – Cool Seas
  • 1.30pm – Performance by Hull Visual Choir - join us for some Christmas songs!
  • 2.00pm – Dive Show (at Lagoon)

1pm arrival:

  • 1.30pm – Performance by Hull Visual Choir - join us for some Christmas songs!
  • 2.00pm – Dive Show (at Lagoon)
  • 2.30pm – Endless Oceans
  • 3.00pm – Cool Seas
  • 3.30pm – Penguin feed
  • 4.00pm – Lagoon feed
  • 4.30pm – Touch Pool

Taking Part in the Quiet Days

If you would like to take part in the Quiet Day at The Deep normal admission charges will apply and there is no need to book in advance. The Deep is open from 10am – 6pm every day, last entry is at 5pm. Ticket prices can be found here

Please note, there will be no school visits on the Quiet Day.

Image of a BSL interpretation during a presentation at The Deep

Other Upcoming Events

Tranquil Tuesday (term time only)

From 3pm until closing time on the first Tuesday of each month (during term time only) The Deep holds Tranquil Tuesdays. Similar to the Quiet Days, on Tranquil Tuesdays the lights will be brighter and the audio turned down.

Image of the Awakening Seas displays and ramp at The Deep

Accessibility at The Deep

The Deep is committed to making their attraction accessible for all visitors, they are continually updating and adding to their wide range of tools and information to ensure an accessible day out. The Deep offers a range of free to hire aids available for all visitors including wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters. They also have a variety of walking aids including rollators. Audio, braille and large print guides are available, hearing loops are positioned at till points & mobile hearing loops can be hired. Sensory packs and ear defenders are available to borrow free of charge from reception.


There are disabled toilets available at each level of the building. All disabled toilet facilities at The Deep have wide doors which enable wheelchair and mobility scooter users access to the facility. There are railings around the toilet with lowered sinks with easy turn taps. For visitors who require a larger area for changing, they have a Changing Places facility located on the Ground Floor near the lifts. This spacious room is complete with privacy screen, height adjustable changing bench and a hoist. The room is accessed with a radar key, but if you don’t have one of these you can request one from Reception.

Access Statement

For more information to help with planning your trip take a look at the Access Statement on The Deep’s website.

Locations: Hull

Tags: events, what's on


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