If you are looking for sleepover ideas, then why not consider The Deep as a venue for your organised group? Children get the opportunity to sleep next to our tanks as sharks, rays and other species swim close by. So if you are looking for somewhere different for a sleepover then The Deep may be the venue for you.

Enjoy an evening tour around The Deep with one of our guides and learn about the animals that live here. Children will picnic with their pack ups in front of the tanks before being creative some fun-filled craft activities. Groups will then settle down for the night in sleeping bags around the nocturnal tank activity.

All children are served breakfast in the morning before they leave (but don’t worry, this is away from the sharks!) and have the chance to shop in the Deepartment store before departure at 8am. 

Sleepovers cost £23 per child. You must provide a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 8 children. The minimum number of children varies dependent on the night of the week as follows. Adult places cost £5. 

Please note - Your booking is subject to you providing a sufficient number of suitably trained, qualified and insured adults to care overnight for the group (including those under the age of 8) in line with all relevant legal requirements and that the children will be under your care and supervision throughout the evening. 

Add a workshop for just £4 per child 

For just £4 per child, you can add a 40 minute educational workshop for your group - choose from a selection of Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 sessions below. Please note this option is only available to school groups. 

WorkshopDetailsKey Stage
Science -Terrific Turtle This session introduces children to the wonders of the natural world through a close up investigation of the amazing sea turtle. Through interactive activities and discussion children compare a turtle’s body to that of a human and investigate how its body is adapted to survive. Children consider how a turtle’s lifecycle and food source is affected by human and environmental factors within its habitat and the role of a conservationist. KS1
Science & Geography - Wild about Penguins Just who are the new black and white arrivals at The Deep and where in the world have they come from? Working in a small group, children uncover the identities of two penguin species and consider their similarities and differences. Using their own observations and equipment provided they create penguin profiles for each of their new companions before discovering some of the unique adaptations which allow penguins to inhabit the coldest place on our planet. KS1
Science - Turtle-y Awesome Follow the life cycle of this ancient formidable creature and investigate the impact of environmental and human related factors such as plastic pollution and climate change on its survival. Learn how an aquarist at The Deep supports conservationists in America and raises awareness to save turtles in the wild.KS2
Science & Geography - Peculiar Penguin Pals This interactive workshop encourages children to work scientifically. Using equipment, recording findings and considering the value of fair testing, pupils create their own Penguin Profile. Learn about different penguin habitats, food chains and their adaptations to survive in the wild. Finally develop an understanding how the keepers at The Deep care for our colony of Gentoo penguins. KS2

Inclusive sleepovers

We are pleased to be able to offer sleepovers to groups with additional needs. These are designed for smaller groups and offer a quieter environment with less interactive noise, additional staff support and more tactile activities. Please email access@thedeep.co.uk to discuss your group’s needs.

Cancellation policy

Should you cancel the sleepover for any reason less than 12 weeks before your visit you will be charged in full for the event. If you are short of the minimum number of children, you will also be charged a supplement of £17 per child that is missing.

To book your sleepover please call us on 01482 381091 or email us.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.60 £14.00
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.90 £11.00
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.70 £13.00
Senior (60+) £11.70 £13.00
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

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