General Group Visit

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Group Booking Information

The Lake District Coast Aquarium has proven over the years to be a valuable educational resource as well as being a fun and exciting day out for all ages! Our guided tours offer a unique experience where you can observe and engage with many different species of fish; we have over 50 different species ranging from those native to the Solway to those inhabiting warmer climates.

What it involves...


There is free coach parking on the large pay & display carpark as well as free parking for smaller coaches in our private carpark by the Adventure Playground.

Welcome at Reception

When you arrive, please make it known to a member of staff on Reception. You will then be introduced to your Aquarist(s) for the day and taken to our Wild Solway Room where your personal belongings can be left.

Short Film

We offer a variety of short films that we show before beginning the tour. These range from 10 minutes to 25 minutes and are shown in our Wild Solway Theatre Room.

Explore the Aquarium

Accompanied by your aquarist, you will be guided throughout the Aquarium and given all sorts of facts and information relating to the exhibits, habitats and animals you meet throughout the aquarium. Tours usually last around 1 hour.

Touch Pool Talks

Learn more about seashore life and interact with Rockpool critters and Rays in our rock pool & ray pool touch pools.

Time in the Gift Shop

Our gift shop is packed full of souvenirs to suit all ages and pockets.

Play Park & Harbour Walks

We have our “Shiver Me Timbers” adventure playpark situated near the entrance of our Wild Solway Exhibition. There are also paths that take you around the dock and marina should you wish to take your group on a walk during your visit.


You are welcome to order food in our Harbourside Café. However, if you are bringing your own food you are welcome to use the picnic benches and grassy areas in and surrounding our play park.


We also have additional quizzes & activities available that can be used during your tour or after your tour should you wish to go around the Aquarium again.


Type Price
Under 3(yr) Free with Paying Adult
Child £5.45
Adult £8.20

Please Note
  • Group rates are subject to there being 10 or more people in your group
  • Our tours are only available through pre-booking.
  • To avoid confusion and overcrowding we can only accommodate one group at a time so early booking is advised. A deposit is not required; however, we do ask that you pay a cancellation fee of £25 if we are not given 7 days’ notice.

General Group Visit Enquiry

If you'd like to enquire about educational visits, please get in touch with one of the following methods

(01900) 814774

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General Group Visit Enquiry