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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Children's Activity Event, Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

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Shark Weeks

Shark Weeks

Black tipped sharks at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Details

The aquarium, which is home to more than 5 species of shark from Guitar to Black Tips, will host a series of shark discovery activities with special talks and quizzes to help visitors get to know the sleek predators which have been rulers of our seas since prehistoric times – and why they desperately need our help.

Shark fanatic and lead aquarist at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, Darren Gook, explained: “This is a project really close to my heart because research shows as many as 70 million sharks die every year in shark-finning operations or as by-catch from the commercial fishing of other species.

“Many populations are at crisis point - including great whites - but because so many people are scared of sharks, there isn’t as much public sympathy for their threatened status. We want to change this now, before it’s too late.”

During the Shark Week experience, Darren and his team will demonstrate how without these essential apex predators, the whole marine eco-system could collapse.

Darren continued: “Sharks are essential for keeping our seas healthy by eking out the weak and sickly, and contrary to popular opinion they pose very little risk to humans. Shark attacks on people are rare, and those that do occur are mostly cases of mistaken identity when sharks confuse humans with seals or turtles.”

But though Sea Life staff will be helping the public to overcome their fear of sharks, there will be jumps and squeals elsewhere in the aquarium this Halloween. While Shark Weeks will run from Saturday 14 – Tuesday 31 October, kids will also have chance to brave the centre’s ‘yucky dip’ from Saturday 21 - Tuesday 31 October.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Discounted rates for groups and schools, Birthday Parties also available.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct 2017 10:00

Prices

Included in normal admission prices

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct Shark Weeks

Contact

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

01493 330631

Address

Marine Parade,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR30 3AH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 531068  Lat: 52.60051 Long: 1.73665

Follow the A47 from Norwich or A12 from Lowestoft into Great Yarmouth and then follow brown tourist signs to seafront and Sea Life centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Discounted rates for groups and schools, Birthday Parties also available.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu