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Bristol Aquarium, Bristol

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A giant Pacific octopus pushes itself through the blue waters of Bristol Aquarium. You'll also see colorful tropical, finned creatures living alongside corals in immersive viewing displays. Book a discounted ticket online and enjoy a visit to the aquarium and its harbor location. In fact, this location not only gives the aquarium access to local fish to populate its tanks, but it also gives you a view over the water. See Bristol Aquarium and all Bristol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bristol trip planner .
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  • We had a lovely walk around the aquarium this morning. Lots to see and not too busy. The seahorses and shark eggs were a favourite. We booked online to save 10%. You have to do this at least an hour i...  more »
  • After reading various reviews I expected to be a little disappointed however we went anyway as there are not many things which entertain a 20 month old! However we really enjoyed our visit and there w...  more »
  • Big, beautiful, many halls. A huge variety of marine life, from jellyfish to octopuses, starfish, corals, rays, skates and more. Slowly, you can bypass the average per hour. But you can spend more time there. Personally, I could watch the fish indefinitely:) High ticket price. Also, had to find parking because leave the car next to it has not been possible to
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  • Expensive for how small it is, no worse than sea life though. The cafe part was extremely slow, so slow I nearly gave up waiting. The girls were preparing food, handling money and back to preparing food all while wearing the same pair of gloves, which defeats the object really. One girl was delicately preparing a salad for about half an hour, with her hair dangling over the food as she worked. Hair nets wouldn't have been a bad idea there!
  • It was quite an expensive outing for two grandparents and two small boys. We happily spent a couple of hours or so there but would have liked more information. We needed to make clear to the children that the sharks were very small. We enjoyed the ray bay. Fascinated by how they reared up out of the water so made a point of watching them being fed. Not a very big aquarium but plenty big enough for our five and seven year olds.
  • We went on the Halloween tour of the aquarium; The actors were good and the storyline was unique without missing out on learning about the marine wildlife. However the receptionist was very rude and awkward, it was as if she was playing a character it was that ridiculous that we couldn’t tell. Also quite pricey
  • The exhibits are on the whole pretty pleasing. Not much was very exotic but interesting nevertheless. It is quite expensive for the amount of time we spent there (£52 for three adults and one child for 2 hours). Overall I would recommend the Aquarium for those really interested in sea life.
  • Great place for the kids. Rain forest sections also fascinating. Pushchair access throughout and close to family friendly restaurants.

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