How to Book

Please complete the school trip enquiry form below to book your trip. 

You will need to provide the following information -

The education team will then assess your request. Please note, your trip is not confirmed until you hear from them. 

School Trip Enquiry Form

On the day

We suggest you allow at least 3 hours for your visit, which includes a workshop and entry into the attraction. If you wish to include lunch and a visit to our gift shop please add on extra time. Places cost £7 per pupil, this price includes:

Special Educational Needs

Our qualified Learning Centre staff are available to discuss the most appropriate learning sessions for special needs groups. It is possible, with sufficient notice, to modify most learning sessions to meet individual requirements. 

To help prepare your students for their visit why not download our fantastic new social story 'A day at The Deep: preparing for your visit' guide here'. Designed to help visitors plan and make the most of their visit with us, it's great for those students who might need a little extra help!

The Deep Shop

A wide variety of marine themed gifts are available from our 'Deepartment Store' with items from as little as 25p. For schools wishing to bypass the shop we can arrange goody bags - 2 options at £2.80 or £3.50, small penguin cuddly toys for £2.99 or activity sticker books for £3.50. Please order these before your visit. 


Payment must be made in full on or before the day of your visit by cash, cheque, credit card or bank transfer. Please make all cheques payable to Running Deep Ltd.

Please note - the minimum charge for an educational workshop is £84 (this applies to groups bringing less than 12 students).  

Risk Assessment

We conduct our own risk assessments and provide guidance for teachers visiting us. View The Deep's risk assessment.

View the new guidance issued by the Department for Education in regards to health and safety on school trips.

Teacher Preview Visits

In order to make the most of your school visit we recommend that you take advantage of one of our teacher preview visits to familiarise yourself with the exhibits and our facilities. A letter from your Head Teacher on school headed paper, confirming that you wish to carry out a preview visit/risk assessment for your school, is needed. Present this at the reception and they will issue a complimentary ticket (one teacher per class visiting).

Reflective Vests

Recent research has shown that the reflective strips on fluorescent vests can change the way in which our animals behave. In order to avoid any potential problems we would like you to assist us by either:

The Lunchbox Challenge

The Deep is an environmental charity and as such we ask schools to help us consider the environment when visiting. Where possible, please ensure that students:

Thank you for your support.

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.

Code of Conduct

Please click here to see The Deep's terms and conditions of entry

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Customer Safety

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.

The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To minimise delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks into the attraction.

More information can be found on how to play your part here

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