Educational visits are priced at £10 per learner and include:

  • An education workshop (click here to view our workshops).
  • Self-guided tour of the attraction
  • Teacher preview visit (one teacher/lead per group 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 

Please note, there is a minimum charge of £120 for groups of 12 learners or fewer.

Additional adult places are £17.50 per person.

Education bookings do not qualify for the Annual Pass (12 Months Free Returns).

Prices are valid to August 2024

Book your education visit

Bring your class to The Deep to experience amazing marine life and gain a greater insight into the aquatic world.  

Class sizes

Our Sea Labs can accommodate a maximum of 36 learners per session (excluding teachers/supervision/support staff/carers).

Please ensure you book the correct number of Sea Labs for the number of learners in your group, as follows:

Up to 36 learnersBook 1 Sea Lab ticket
37 – 72 learnersBook 2 Sea Lab tickets
73 – 108 learnersBook 3 Sea Lab tickets
109 – 144 learnersBook 4 Sea Lab tickets
145 – 180 learnersBook 5 Sea Lab tickets
181 – 216 learnersBook 6 Sea Lab tickets

If the appropriate number of Sea Labs are not booked your booking may need to be moved to a different date in which appropriate space is available.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our Education Team are available to discuss the most appropriate learning sessions for SEND 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: Preparing for your school visit' guide. Designed to help visitors plan and make the most of their visit with us, it's great for those students who might need familiarisation with The Deep before they visit.

Preview Visits

In order to make the most of your visit we recommend that you take advantage of one of our free 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/lead per class/group visiting).

Risk Assessment

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.


We appreciate receiving payments in full no less than 7 days prior to the date of your visit via BACS, credit card, cash or cheque.

Numbers can be changed and refunds are available for any pupils who are unable to attend. 

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 for £4.50 each.  Please order these before your visit.

Contents in the Goody Bags may vary.

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:

  • 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 learners:

  • Bring a re-usable drinks bottle rather than one made from single use plastic
  • Bring your packed lunches in re-usable boxes
  • Avoid bringing plastic carrier bags that will be thrown away
  • Take litter away with you to be recycled at home

Thank you for your support.