School visits are priced at £8 per pupil and include:
- An education workshop
- Self guided tour of the attraction
- Teacher preview visit (one teacher per class visiting)
- Free on-site coach parking
- Secure bag storage
- Dedicated lunch space
- Free teacher places at the ratios EYFS - 1:4 KS1 - 1:6 KS2 - 1:6 KS3/4 - 1:10
- Free 1:1 carer places
Additional adult places are £13.50pp.
Please note, there is a minimum charge of £96 for school parties of 12 students and under.
Payments must be made in full at least 7 days prior to the date of your visit via BACS, credit card, cash or cheque. An invoice will only be issued on receipt of a purchase order.
Please advise of any changes to numbers at least 7 days prior to your visit, after this time your payment non-refundable in full or in part.
We have 4 classrooms available per day with a maximum of 36 pupils per classrom. (Excluding teachers/carers)
Should your school have more than 36 students visiting you will need to book additional classrooms accordingly.
Up to 36 students - Book 1 classroom
37 - 72 students - Book 2 classrooms
73 - 108 students - Book 3 classrooms
109 - 144 students - Book 4 classrooms
If the appropriate number of classrooms are not booked your booking may need to be moved to a different date in which appropriate space is available.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Special Educational Needs
Our education team 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
We would love to welcome your group into the gift shop, but for those who wish to bypass the shop, we can arrange goody bags - 2 options at £2.80 or £3.50 or activity sticker books for £3.50. Please order these before your visit.
We have updated our Schools' Risk Assessment Notes to include all COVID-19 alterations. We conduct our own risk assessments and provide guidance for teachers visiting us. View The Deep's risk assessment.
Please ensure that you are informed of the new up to date 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.
Following your booking, please call our office on 01482 381000 to arrange the visit and we can book a timeslot for you and issue a complimentary ticket (one teacher per class visiting).
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:
- Removing reflective vests when in the attraction
- Turning reflective vests inside out whilst in the attraction
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:
- Bring a re-usable drinks bottle rather than one made from single use plastic
- Bring your packed lunches in re-usable boxes
Thank you for your support.BOOK YOUR VISIT NOW