Work is set to start on a series of exciting projects at the Lakes Aquarium

Work is set to commence at the Lakes Aquarium on Monday 6th November 2023, on a series of considerable investments in animal enclosures and Aquarist facilities to improve animal welfare and allow the best possible care for the animals.

Projects include some enclosure upgrades, themed areas being transformed and the main Lake tank undergoing some structural renovation.  The otter and the terrapin enclosures will be unrecognisable following their development.  There will also be technical upgrades going on behind the scenes.

Once the works are complete the Visitor Experience will also be much enhanced.

Unfortunately, with such developments there is inevitably some disruption to the visitor experience during the works from Monday 6th Nov until  Monday 4th December:

  • the otters and terrapins won’t be able to be seen during their enclosure upgrades as they will be in our quarantine facilities which unfortunately have no public viewing.
  • there will be a different visitor flow in the aquarium at times, which may include some backtracking on the visitor journey
  • occasionally areas of the aquarium will be inaccessible.

Admission prices have been reduced during this time to reflect the reduced visitor experience.
(There will be no further online discounts during this time).