UK days out – Bournemouth Oceanarium

Have a family day out exploring the secrets of the deep, and the shallows, at the Bournemouth Oceanarium


Ruth Pocock, 33, and friend Sadie Ives, 35, took their twins Evie and Drew, 5, and Finley, 3, to Bournemouth’s Oceanarium

“We had a lovely time at the Oceanarium. It takes you on a journey round the world – each section is full of fish, information and music from that region. The older children loved doing the quiz, and walking through the underwater tunnel was amazing. But the highlight was the interactive dive cage, where the children had fun using the touch screens before we were all treated to a very realistic virtual trip inside a blue whale – finally being squirted out of its blow-hole!”


Essential info

● From the A338 Wessex Way, follow brown tourist signs to Oceanarium, pier and beaches
or Bournemouth International Centre. Park in nearby pay and display car parks.
● The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am all year (except Christmas Day). Closing times vary.
● Tickets are £8.95 (adults) and £6.40 (children, 3-15yrs). Book online for discounts at

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