This morning I took K to The Deep, prior to visiting I had tweeting that we were planning to go and wanted to get there early to avoid any crowds, they sent me a DM to say that they open at 09.30am not 10.00am on a bank holiday and that they are usually really quiet for the first half an hour.
We had been up early anyway and were ready so it wasn’t difficult for us to get there for that time.
When we got there I used his DLA letter as proof of disability and this allowed me free entry as his carer, the ticket which you buy is valid for 12 months and can be used again and again, on any day but a bank holiday.
We were the 1st in, in fact we only saw 2 other people all the way round, everyone else was staff, it was a little weird at first I have never seen it so quiet.
I had taken K to The Deep previously and it had always been busy, he had just ran from one thing to the other, not really interested in anything and just been a bit overwhelmed by everything and everyone around him, and just getting himself into a spin.
This time we were alone for the majority of the time, he spent time looking at the various computer screens, interactive displays and of course the fish and the penguins.
He especially loved the dark area and the little jellyfish as they looked like they glowed, and the ice wall which made him giggle when he touched it.
I am so pleased that we went so early, the queue when we left was going out of the door, when we got there there wasn’t anyone in sight, the car park was empty. Had they not sent me the message then I wouldn’t have known to go that early.
We were there for just over an hour, which isn’t a great amount of time but he had seen everything and the ticket is valid again and again so its not to bad really.
He pressed all the buttons, span all the wheels, looked at all the fish, and tried to hide from the sharks.
On the way out we picked up a new bath toy and some chocolate, so he is a happy boy today.