Places to eat at the Aquarium

Waves Café

Our Waves Cafe is open and ready to welcome you during your visit. There is a reduced menu and a staff service only on many products.

Sea’cret Garden Outdoor Snack Shack

We have installed new hand wash stations are installed outside our Aquarium, in our Waves Café and Outdoor Garden. All visitors will be encouraged to wash hands before entering our Aquarium, and before eating.

Safe queuing and one-way systems are implemented in the Garden area

Seating in the Garden has been reduced and re-arranged to ensure social distancing between parties.

Our food and drink offering will be reduced to minimise risk 

Being located in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City and facing the soon to be the UK’s first National Marine Park, our garden has stunning views of the Ocean. Sit back and watch the boats coming in and out of the harbour. Spot some navy ships and maybe even a seal or two! 

Let the kids run around in a safe and closed off area whilst you can take in the sea air and relax. The garden is the perfect play to let the little ones run off some steam before heading back into the Aquarium.

On a hot Summers day you can head out to our garden grab a snack, an ice cold ice cream for the kids or even a chilled beer or wine to cool down.

Picnic Areas

If you’d rather bring your own food there’s a few different spots around the Aquarium where you’re able to eat your packed lunch. If the weather is good then head out to our garden. As mentioned above you can grab a drink or snack from our outdoor shack, or sit and relax in our large outdoor space with your own selection.

If the weather isn’t very nice during your visit then speak to a member of our staff and then advise you on the perfect place to eat your own picnic.

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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