We've been to bigger aquariums and if you want to walk under tunnels with sharks in you might be disappointed. But this place is fascinating. They concentrate on the fish and sea/pond/river life that you might find in the UK. There is a wonderful rock pool by the entrance. In the tanks inside you can see tiny dogfish growing inside their pods or mermaid purses, flat fish, sea horses, baby sea horses, frogs, and a whole lot more. Such as the amazing cuttle fish. They change colour and pulsate in patterns. The Chinese keep them as pets and think you can learn to communicate with them. And we found a baby one in a rock pool in Tenby! (OK that is just showing off and really has nothing to do with the review - unless it proves that this aquarium really is about local wildlife).
Upstairs there are some more exotic snakes and reptiles, a rather wonderful shop and a tea room. this is also where the snake stroking takes place!
We've been coming here for the past 3 or 4 years and the children still love it. And so do I.
Your ticket lets you in again for half price if you go again within the week (I think). Which might be useful if you visit Tenby in one of the rainier weeks.
The people who run it are very friendly and just as good with children as they are with reptiles.
All this and I get to visit my grandparents' graves - weird but true.
(Either walk or park in the car park in Gas Lane - there is only disabled parking on the site)
I absolutely loved the place.The creatures and information are fascinating.
You can even have a pot of tea and read the papers while the children explore! I loved the ant farm, the parrot who roamed free, the various frogs and the sea life.
The staff were extremely helpful. I am an owner of fire bellied toads and didnt know much about them. They ordered me a book, sold me some food and supplements and gave me soo many tips and heaps of advice too. They are very knowledgeable and if you are an 'unusual' pet owner, I'd very much recommed a visit here - not only will you have a great visit, you may also learn a thing or too.
PS - the children gave it a 10/10 too!! :oD
great place to visit if your down in tenby but it decides to rain.
if you can manage the hill then its certainly a place to spend an hour or so.
a great place to visit and especially for families who are interested in creepy crawlies and things like that.
not badly priced, based in in an old church that has been converted to upstairs and downstairs.
staff are very helpful and it even has a bit of a gift shop upstairs as well.
Awesome little place. Full to the brim with wildlife. Definately worth a visit. Watch out for the cuttle fish.
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