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Events Calendar 2016


World Oceans Week

Saturday 28th- Sunday 5th June

On the 5th of June it is World Environment Day and the 8th of June is World Oceans Day. We believe awareness for our ocean is so important that we have dedicated the whole of half term to help our visitors learn and have fun at the same time. We’ve got lots of fun provided by ‘Octonauts’ the hit CBeebies TV show. From a scavenger hunt to dedicated colouring areas where you can also make your ‘promise’ to help make small changes to our environment.


Beach Clean

Saturday 11th

Help take part in our beach clean along along the Rock-A-Nore stretch. All equipment provided including litter pickers, gloves and bags. Please call 01424 718 776 for more details and to reserve a space.

Fathers Day

Sunday 19th

A selection of sea super dads are taking centre stage this weekend at Blue Reef. Our aquarium is showcasing some real fishy father figures including clownfish, Banggai cardinal fish and the famous seahorse.



Pirate Day

Sunday 17th

Swashbuckling fun and fancy dress encouraged! Join us as the town over runs with pirates. Discover all about pirates with workshops, flag designing classes and lots of fun! Don’t forget to visit Smugglers Adventure – where Hairy Jack will be ready to greet you and tell you all about smuggling on the south coast.



Fish keepers Weekend

 Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th

Come and chat with one of our trained Aquarists to find out how to be a responsible fish keeper.


World Octopus Day

 Saturday 8th

Join us for this annual event that celebrates these fantastic creatures. The spotlight will be on our resident Octopus Count Oswald!


The Big Draw

Whole Month

Join the national campaign for drawing and become an artist for the day as part of The Big Draw event. A colouring station will be set up opposite our main ocean tank for a whole month so you can take inspiration from our beautiful tropical display. Sketch a seahorse, paint a puffer fish or create your own fishy artwork inspired by the amazing variety, patterns, colours, shapes and sizes of our marine creatures. All entries will be placed on the wall of fame. Prizes up for grabs!


Join in the fiendish fun here at Blue Reef Aquarium, from searching for hidden pumpkins to designing your very own sea monster with the chance to win a child’s annual pass for the best entries! Then scuttle down to our jungle discovery room where you will find our hair-raising tarantula amongst many other gruesome treats  including Beetles, millipedes and of course our snakes!



It may be cold outside but Blue Reef Aquarium is open all year (closed Christmas Day only) and you are guaranteed a warm welcome – whatever the weather. With naturally themed tropical displays and underwater walk through tunnel, Blue Reef is an oasis of light and colour, even on the darkest days. Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of a bustling coral reef, its easy to forget the winter blues and imagine yourself basking in the sunshine! What better way to relax and unwind than to watch our graceful Black Tip Reef Sharks glide effortlessly past, next to hundreds of brightly coloured reef fish.