Urmston Aquatics has been leading the way in the Aquatic and Reptile industry since 1997, it was originally opened in a small shop in the town centre of Urmston by Steve Croft and his wife Claire. Over the next 10 years the business grew to be one of the most popular in the North of England, each year attracting more and more customers from wider afield and launching one of the UK's first online stores for pet keepers. In 2010 the store outgrew it's humble smaller shop and moved 1 mile down the road to a store over 8 times the original size. Between 2010 - 2019 the store continued to go from strength to strength.
In November 2019 Steve and Claire retired, and the store was purchased by 2 brothers, Chris and Jonathan Greenhalgh - Both previous employees of Steve's with over 25 years combined service already at Urmston Aquatics.
Since taking over the store in 2019, it has undergone a £150,000+ renovation project, replacing all aquariums in our fish rooms downstairs (that's over 325 new tanks to sell from!), the entire reptile section (we think it's now one of the best in the UK!), our small animal section, our tank display room (we now have over 40 dry display tanks with over 150 on our website), our new pond room and a brand-new website!
At the time of writing this (June 2021), we currently operate 7 days a week, one of the most popular shops in the UK, we have achieved the highest pet shop licencing score for the welfare of our animals and strive to be one of the leading stores across the UK both online and in our physical store.
Our website has it's own dedicated team who pick and pack orders Mon - Fri (and Sunday evenings!) ensuring you receive any goods ordered online as quickly as possible. Our main stores has 10 staff with a combined experience in the industry of over 75 years, most employees have also advanced animals care qualifications so we are well resourced to answer even the most obscure of questions!
All our staff are extremely proud of the store we have built and maintained over it's 25+ years in trading, we'd love you to call down and take a look at everything we have on display (maybe even grab a coffee from next door before coming in as it may take you a while to work through all of our sections!).