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We are Re-opening!

May 19, 2021


It’s been a long and painful few months for everyone, but we are DELIGHTED to announce that we have thrown open our doors once again and are welcoming our lovely visitors back into the aquarium. A lot has changed since we shut our doors after Christmas but our dedicated zoo team have continued to work […]

Ask the Aquarist… with Lauren

March 23, 2021


How do I become an Aquarist? What sort of teeth do sharks have? Aquarist Lauren answers YOUR questions…

Lights, Camera, Aquarium!

February 17, 2021


Read all about it! Big news for the Aquarium over Lockdown! A huge restoration project, an internet webseries and lots lots more….

The Blue Planet Effect & the Plastic Problem

February 4, 2021


Junior Aquarist, Rebecca Hansell, revisits the BBC’S groundbreaking documentary series ‘Blue Planet II’. What effect has this programme had on worldwide attitudes towards plastic pollution? And what challenges do we face to protect our oceans?

Ask the Aquarist… with Rob

January 7, 2021


Do fish get thirsty? What’s the fastest fish in the sea? Our ocean oracle, Rob, answers YOUR aquatic questions…

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.