It’s a horribly grey, miserable day here today so, in a bid to do something fun indoors, we headed to St Andrews Aquarium. Granny & Granda were down to visit and there’s a fab Itison family ticket deal just now, which is cheaper than two adult tickets, so off we went!
Now fish aren’t really my thing, I’m more into cute and fluffy, but that’s why I like St Andrews Aquarium, there’s something for everyone. The girls loved touching a snake, I liked the meerkats and marmosets, and Allan thought the ants were fascinating. I could see why, they have a system of pipes with food at one end and their colony at the other, so they spend all day walking back and fore, working hard.
The crocodiles, lizards, snakes and frogs were pretty cool too.
I really like the layout (although unfortunately it’s not accessible and prams, buggies etc have to be left in the reception). It’s hard to go off track and miss something as it’s all along one route, and most of the time you can see the animal that’s meant to be in the tank, rather than searching for ages to find there’s nothing there!
The aquarium has shows on throughout the day. At the moment they do penguin talk, seal feeding, meerkat feeding and reptile handling, all twice a day, although the website suggests they do more. I would definitely have liked to hear more about the monkeys!
The aquarium is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm. They have a gift shop and cafe, although your ticket lets you in and out so you can head into St Andrews for lunch if you’d prefer. There’s parking nearby at the beach which is chargeable on certain days and at certain times of the year.
What’s your favourite rainy day out?