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Year 4 Plymouth Aquarium

Sleeping with Sharks!


Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th June


Sleeping with the Sharks is an exciting way to see what happens at night in the underwater world around us! An exciting and engaging night time residential, with a focus on the children gaining a greater understanding of the marine environment and how we all have a part in helping to keep it safe. All the more magical when it's dark outside and the children have got the entire place to themselves. One of the highlights is an enormous shark tank - 10 metres deep, holding an astonishing 2.5 million litres of water, one of the biggest fish tanks in Europe.


It’s a lot of fun packed into one night!


Cost: £115

Trip co-ordinator: Lisa Jackson (


What happens during the sleepover?


  • Arrive at 18.30
  • A twilight tour - a chance to see what the fish get up to at night!
  • Arts and crafts in the Discovery Zone
  • Games in the Aquarium
  • Big screen movie in front of the Eddystone Reef tank
  • Midnight snack
  • In the morning a light breakfast is provided in the Ocean View café
  • Depart at 09:00


Monday 11th June


  • Scillonian 09.45 am
  • Mini bus to Plymouth
  • Visit Plymouth Art gallery/museum/Edison tower (tbc)
  • Dinner (restaurant tbc)
  • Plymouth Aquarium 18.30
  • Overnight Plymouth Aquarium


Tuesday 12th June


  • Mini bus to Penzance
  • Scillonian 09.15 am to St Mary’s


Children bring their own sleeping bags and sleeping mats (these can be provided if you don’t have them).