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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 […]

Diving Santa at Blue Reef Aquarium

December 7, 2019


DIVING SANTA AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM Father Christmas will be donning his wetsuit and jumping into Blue Reef Aquarium’s main exhibit this December. On Saturday December 21st and Christmas Eve at 11am and 1pm, the fearless Santa will be delighting guests as he goes for swim with the help of his magical elf. Guests will […]

DINOSAURS DESCEND ON BLUE REEF AQUARIUM 

August 2, 2019


DINOSAURS DESCEND ON BLUE REEF AQUARIUM A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is returning to Blue Reef Aquarium during the summer holidays. On Thursday 15th August, 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, […]

Do male seahorses give birth? Five fishy facts about these deep sea dads

July 15, 2019


In the world of fishy fathers, nobody grabs the reigns more tightly than the noble seahorse. In fact, they’re nearly unique in the whole of nature, as the male seahorse actually bears their young in a special ‘pouch’ and ensures they get all the food, oxygen and protection they need to grow and finally hatch. […]

Where are the most beautiful sea creatures in the UK?

Hastings Octopus

July 1, 2019


Rays, octopuses, sharks, seahorses… you might think we’re describing the creatures you’ll find at Blue Reef Hastings. And you will find all these beauties here, but we were actually talking about some of the vibrant, unusual and surprising marine wildlife you’ll find along the UK’s coastline. Discover just what else is out there in our […]

‘MERMAID’ SWIMS ASHORE TO MEET AQUARIUM GUESTS

April 4, 2019


‘MERMAID’ SWIMS ASHORE TO MEET AQUARIUM GUESTS Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breath-taking, real-life mermaid during the Easter holidays. On Friday April 19th  visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. As well as taking ‘shellfies’ with Mermaid Anna, guests can also learn about ocean conservation. As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail […]

Festive Fun at Blue Reef Aquarium

December 4, 2018


This Christmas at Blue Reef Aquarium is set to be the most magical yet as guests are invited to a special festive event. The event is taking place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday December 22nd at the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction. The day includes appearances by Diving Santa who will be delighting guests in the […]

3 Living Descendants and Relatives of Dinosaurs

July 30, 2018


70 million years ago, Tyrannosaurus rex was the scariest dinosaur around. Today, it’s extinct just like any other dinosaur, but still there are some animals roaming the Earth that are connected to those ancient species. From soaring birds to swimming crocs, we’ve found three living species that call dinosaurs their (great-great-great-great-great-great-great) grans and grandads. Chickens […]

‘MERMAID’ SWIMS ASHORE TO MEET AQUARIUM GUESTS

July 15, 2018


‘MERMAID’ SWIMS ASHORE TO MEET AQUARIUM GUESTS Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breath-taking, real-life mermaid during the summer holidays. On Wednesday, August 22nd visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. As well as taking ‘shellfies’ with Mermaid Anna, guests can […]

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