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“Its nothing special but nice enough”

Lake District Coast Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Maryport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Well its ok. Its small but if you like fish you'll be in your element!
Entrance fees were fair but I could be in and out in minutes. There is quite alot to see and a 'touching' area where you can feel sea anemones, starfish, etc.

There's a room where small children can draw, play with toys, read books. We must've stayed under an hour. We didn't go to the cafe on this occasion as I've been before and from experience its nothing special. We had an ice cream from the van outside instead.

You can get tickets for crazy golf next door with your entrance fee. That was good but didnt hold the attention of our toddler. Massive pirate play park that is free but older kids were running riot and parents just ignored them. I witnessed a little girl fall about 6ft onto her head...so its not the safest place for toddlers unless you stay with them.

It was still worth going considering the park and crazy golf are next door. Just don't go in school holidays as it'll be too busy.

Thank GannyMagnus
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Almost the perfect place to visit, especially for a rainy day. There's something for everyone in the aquarium with the added interest of focusing on marine life in the Solway - this makes it a bit more personal to the area.
The cafe is good quality, decent food and big portions though sometimes you have to repeat yourself, depending who is on duty. It's an occasional glitch in the service but doesn't often happen.
The only downside is they have started to expand the aquarium into new areas, which takes away some of their outside space.

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A little pricey for adults on there own but excellent family value and a cheap cafe for snacks at the end of the attraction

Thank Andrea7374
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The first time I came to Maryport I went round this attraction and thought it was quite good, although the Aquarium at Macduff in the North East of Scotland is much better. I have had some meals in the cafe, but more recently have tended to be wanting a cup of tea and a piece of cake. They have some nice sponge cakes and tray bakes. It's a good place to take the weight off your feet after walking around the harbour.

Thank Alastair N
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere and interesting attraction to visit.

Café offers good snacks and play park is good fun for kids of all ages.

Thank 194PeterC
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