If you follow my Instagram you would have seen we took a trip to Skegness Aquarium. We also got to take our best friends little girl L and spend some time with her. If you have seen past posts you will know how much Baby bear loved going to aquariums and learning about the fish. L also loves Skegness Aquarium so it was a perfect day out for them and we have a free family ticket which meant we could all get in for free.
Before you actually enter the aquarium there is a short video of a pirate talking that they get you to watch that tells you some rules. It also gives the children a little back story about how his ship crashed on Skegness beach and now they are stuck there. Once you have listened to the video you then enter through a big wooden door into the aquarium. The first room you come into is a Creepy Crawly room which has some rats, frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, and many more.
You then enter the biggest room in Skegness Aquarium which has loads of different tanks and enclosures with a range of animals and fish in. Each enclosure and tank have information boards telling you about each fish or animal in each one. As you walk around there is also a treasure hunt where you have to answer questions to review a letter which then makes a word once you have answered them all.
The biggest tank at Skegness Aquarium is in the middle as you walk through. This is defiantly the children’s favorite place to sit and watch all the fish. They also have 2 feedings in this tank where they also talk about each fish in more detail which is really entertaining as well as very informative.
On the lower floor, there is also a wet lab where you can touch some fish. A drawing station where you can design your own fish which you can then project onto a fish tank on the wall. Needless to say the children through this was very cool (and apparently Daddy bear).
When you head upstairs there is a cafe with a soft play area for the children to play in. We stopped up there and got some chips, a coffee, the children a cookie each and of course a muffin.
On the walkway out there is one last room with some more fish which leads into a tunnel under the big tank. This is again a great place to just sit and watch the fish swim around. It then leads to the exit through the gift shop which is where we handed Baby bear and L’s treasure hunts in and they got some treasure (Small chocolates).
All in all, we all had an amazing day and I know it won’t be long before we are visiting again. If your ever in Skegness and looking for something to do with your children I would be for sure recommend taking a visit to Skegness Aquarium.
We were not gifted with this experience or paid for this review. It is my honest option for our experience.