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
Art & Design – What’s Under the Water? Look closely at the weird and wonderful creatures of The Deep and find out more about their amazing colours, shapes and patterns. This multi–activity workshop is suitable for pupils in Years 1 and 2, allowing them to explore some of the visual and tactile qualities of the marine environment.KS1
Science & Geography – My Polar HomeWhat kind of animals live in cold places? How do penguins survive in the freezing cold? This multi-activity workshop allows children to investigate polar animals in their habitats, with a particular focus on penguins. This KS1 session links with science work on animals in their habitats and also with physical geography work on oceans and different temperature zones of the world.KS1
Science – Staying Alive How are our bodies like those of marine creatures? How are they different? Observe and compare animal characteristics in this enjoyable multi-activity workshop which uses live animals.KS1
Art & Design – Turtle Art Meet Rio the river turtle, and then make a mini–Rio. This story and art session allows children to learn about The Deep’s river turtles before making a turtle puppet of their own. This session is suitable for Foundation and KS1 pupils. For KS1, if requested, we can replace the puppet story with a short presentation.KS1
Science: Bite BackWhat do sharks eat? What does a shark’s tooth look like? Take a fascinating peek into the eating habits of some of the ocean’s top predators. This session considers how animals feed, independence and the importance of adaption.KS2
Science: Inspector Sharky‘s Mystery Help us solve this dastardly crime! Identify our mystery murderer by discovering who’s eating who. This exciting multi-activity workshop is based on food chains and predator-prey relationships. This session is suitable for the whole age range.KS2
Science: Slime Time! Find out how animals use slime to survive, then make your own slime and test its properties for yourself. This practical hands-on workshop links with work on both changes of state and animal adaptation. The session is aimed at upper KS2.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.


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. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • 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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