At Quingo we love sharing places with you that you maybe thought weren’t accessible enough for your mobility scooter, but where you can enjoy a great day out!
This week we want to take a dive into the world of sharks and sawfish, as we explore the extraordinary aquarium The Deep.
The Deep has been awarded numerous times for its accessibility, including Gold in the National Enjoy England Awards – Access for All category and Silver in the Enjoy England Award in the Access for All Category. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at some of the current highlights of this fully mobility scooter accessible attraction.
The Deep, situated in Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire, has over a massive 3000 creatures. Since its opening in 2002, the world’s only submarium has had over 3 million visitors, and has been voted the best family place to visit in Hull. The Deep tells the story of the world’s oceans, using interactive exhibitions and displays, from the beginning of time right through to present day.
All day every day there are exciting things happening at The Deep:
- Dive Show – The scariest but most exciting of all would have to be watching the divers feed the sharks their dinner! This takes place at 2pm each day.
- Touchpool Sessions – This gives you the chance to handle some of the smaller species including starfish, velvet swimmer crabs and sea urchins (no sharks!). You can do this at 30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm every day.
- Penguin Feed – Penguins are fed by the team of Aquarists at 11.30am and 3.30pm each day and it’s open for you to watch.
March into Madness
The Deep’s newest exhibition, March into Madness gives you the chance to explore animal and human superpowers. This exhibition is great for all the family and gives you the chance to see the penguins being fed, take part in the superhero trail, watch science street entertainers and much more.
Despite the name, March into Madness runs through until April 17th. For more information on all the exhibitions that will be happening when you plan to visit, including schedules and ticket prices, just take a look on The Deep website.
On entrance to The Deep there is a wide automatic door. There is then a lift to take you to the top and then a gentle slope down. There are lifts on all levels of the aquarium, and there are platform lifts as an alternative to steps. The only part of The Deep that isn’t accessible to mobility scooters is the dome into one of the tanks. However, there is a glass fronted lift so that you don’t miss a thing.
The restaurant café, situated on the top floor, has four tables especially for mobility scooters and wheelchairs. There are three accessible toilets spread out over the different levels, to ensure that you’re never far away from one!
The staff at The Deep are always happy to assist or answer any questions during your visit. Before you go you can always download their accessibility guide to assist you with everything you need, such as transport and car parking.
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