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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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  • I really enjoyed this trip as I love aquariums! My partner took me as a surprise and it was lovely. Definitely worth a trip. Clean tanks lots of different animals and good for kids too!  more »
  • Myself and my partner went here the other day, was a first time visit as we only come to Bristol occasionally to see family. Overall it was a lovely trip, nice enclosures and lots to see. I do however...  more »
  • Grand daughters 6,8,9 and 14 loved it. Well laid out with both a wide variety of fish and plant life. Interesting description of the various fish given by a very knowledgeable young member of staff. W...  more »
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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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