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UK’s Biggest Aquarium Invites Families to Count Sharks instead of Sheep

If somebody asks if you want to sleep with the fishes, it’s usually wise to run away very quickly.

But in this case, we’d recommend staying put and plumping your pillow, because it involves sleeping with actual sharks in the UK’s biggest aquarium.

For four dates during July and August, Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium is inviting families to explore the underwater magic that takes place at night in the Atlantic Ocean Tank, before sleeping in its Eddystone Reef Exhibit, while sharks, crabs, lobsters and eels glide above your head.

It definitely makes a change from counting sheep and could be the ultimate sleepover.

The unique, nocturnal kid’s events aim to entertain, while educating the next generation about the marine environment and how to protect it.

The evenings include twilight tours of the aquarium, arts and crafts, games throughout the aquarium, a big screen movie in front of the Eddystone Reef Tank and midnight snack, followed by breakfast in the morning.

We’re going to need a bigger bed…

Sleeping with Sharks, National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF. 29 July, 3, 18, 25 August. £50 Child, £45 Adult.

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