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Ask the Aquarist… with Rob

January 7, 2021


We LOVE being asked questions at Blue Reef Aquarium and our team of ocean oracles are always happy to answer. This week, we’re joined by Senior Aquarist, Rob. Have you got a question about a Quillfish? Maybe you have a porpoise poser? Whatever you want to ask, just pop an email over to [email protected] and […]

Fish and Marine Animals Named After Celebrities

Marine animals named after celebrities

December 21, 2020


Here, we’re diving into the world’s waters to uncover some amazing fish and marine animals that have been named after celebrities.

Third Temporary Closure for Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

December 17, 2020


As of Saturday 19th of December 2020, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings will sadly close its doors once again in response to Hastings and Rother being put into tier 3. Like all indoor entertainment venues in tier 3, we will be closed to the public in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across […]

Blue Reef is Re-Opening!

November 25, 2020


We are delighted to announce that Blue Reef is BACK. As of Wednesday 2nd of December, 2020 we will be re-opening our doors again, as safely as possible, to all of our wonderful visitors. What’s new at Blue Reef Aquarium? Being home to thousands of animals, working life hasn’t stopped for the Blue Reef Team. […]

Christmas Gift Ideas with Blue Reef Aquarium!

November 23, 2020


What could be a better gift experience than visiting over 250 species of breathtaking sealife from around the globe?! With prices beginning at just £8.10 for a day ticket, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is the perfect choice for an original Christmas gift. Tickets can be redeemed up to 6 months from day of purchase too […]

Second Temporary Closure for Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

November 3, 2020


Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. The site will close to the public from Thursday 5th November in line with the National lockdown, in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS.

10 Living Descendants and Relatives of Dinosaurs

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October 21, 2020


Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago, yet some of their relatives are still around. Click here for our guide to some of their modern day descendants.

Aquarium Therapy: How Fish Tanks Can Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing

September 18, 2020


Watching colourful fish swim is fun for all, but did you know it can also have a positive effect on our stress levels and wellbeing, too? Find out more, here.

Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is OPEN

July 5, 2020


Staff at the Aquarium welcomed visitors back on Saturday 4th July. They were pleased to see people enjoying their visits and taking note of all the new measures in place. Staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure that your visit is as exciting as possible and from the feedback we have received, visitors really are […]

Dinosaurs Descend on Blue Reef Aquarium this Easter

March 11, 2020


A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is returning to Blue Reef Aquarium during the Easter holidays. On Tuesday April 7th, guests to the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction will be able to get up close and personal with the beast between 10am and 3pm. The impressive four metre animatronic dinosaur, known as Pete, will also be bringing a selection […]