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