Featuring an amazing amount of wildlife with many species local to this area, family Jester had a marvellous afternoon visiting The Aquarium of The Lakes. With so much to do and look at it was easy to lose track of time, so well worth the entrance fee, especially with the £6 off with a MyCumbria Card.
We spent the whole time cooing over fluffy creatures check out the tiny mice, wowing at all the underwater life & handling creepy crawlies one pooed on Daddy, we even got time to sit down and do some colouring in - Arthur’s ‘best’ bit, with the Bat ladies from the guest exhibition.
There are many interactive parts to the Aquarium, including a huge diving bell, with an underwater view of some big scary animals, it was a little unnerving seeing Jaws coming up close, I have always been scared of that movie! The close up detail was amazing.
We loved the different treasure chests around the place, our favourite was the fancy dress, but I’m not saying anymore, so you can explore them for surprises yourselves!
We made sure we completed the monthly quiz sheet, which is a fabulous idea as it got us reading every board, notice & sign we came upon, and doing so learnt much more about the world we live in and how to protect it, including information on local conservation groups. There is also the added bonus of a medal in the gift shop for each sheet handed in, which of course was worn with pride by Arthur!
The Aquarium itself doesn’t have any refreshments available, but on stepping through the exit there is the option of a cafe, restaurant, vending machine, ice cream cart, even a hotel with different dining options across the car park. Time it right and you may even get to see one the steamer boats or trains!
We love the Aquarium, there is something new every time we visit and thoroughly recommend it as a fun filled family day out, whatever the weather!
Written by Kelly from Ambleside