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MERMAID RETURNS TO AQUARIUM FOR HALF TERM FUN

September 15, 2017


MERMAID RETURNS TO AQUARIUM FOR HALF TERM FUN A breath-taking real life ‘mermaid’ is returning to Blue Reef Aquarium this October half term. On Wednesday October 25th  visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. Anna last swam ashore in August to meet guests at […]

DINOSAURS DESCEND ON BLUE REEF AQUARIUM 

September 12, 2017


A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is set to descend on Blue Reef Aquarium this October half term. On Thursday 26th October 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 […]

AQUARIUM INUNDATED WITH NAMES FOR BABY SHARKS

September 11, 2017


Aquarists at Hastings’ Blue Reef Aquarium have announced the names for their newly-arrived blacktip reef sharks following a naming competition. The Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction invited youngsters to choose names for the two male sharks and ran the competition for the entirety of the summer holidays. The aquarium received close to 200 suggestions and staff […]

VISITORS INVITED TO NAME BLACK TIP REEF SHARKS

July 24, 2017


Visitors to Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium will have the chance to name their newest arrivals over the summer holidays (July 21st– September 5th) – two black tip reef sharks. Both sharks are male and are around two-years-old. The duo, which have become best friends since settling in to their new home, are approximately 60cm long. […]

‘Mermaid’ swims ashore to meet aquarium guests

June 26, 2017


Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breathtaking, real-life mermaid this summer.   On Saturday, August 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 enjoy storytelling, wish granting and learning about ocean conservation.   As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail will also be taking place around the aquarium. […]

EASTER EGG-CITEMENT AT DISCOVER HASTINGS

April 3, 2017


Three of Hastings’ biggest tourist attractions are promising guests an EGG-cellent time over the school holidays with fun-filled Easter trails and activities. Visitors to Blue Reef Aquarium, Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle – collectively known as Discover Hastings – will have to hunt out clues and solve puzzles for the chance to win annual passes. […]

FISHY FUN AS AQUARIUM LAUNCHES NEW ENRICHMENT SCHEME

March 9, 2017


Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is giving its animals a ‘Fish-tastic’ time as part of new scheme. The Rock-a-Nore Road attraction has embarked on a new enrichment programme aiming to provide added mental and physical stimulation to its collection. Animal enrichment is a way for aquarists to encourage and stimulate natural behaviours in animals through sight, […]

Blue Reef Aquarium Plans Beach Clean

January 19, 2017


Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting volunteers to join them on a pre-spring beach clean next month. Staff from the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction will be hosting their first official beach tidy event of the year from 11am on Saturday, March 25th on the stretch of beach beside the aquarium. Last year’s beach cleans have […]

Visitors invited to help with Stock Take

January 16, 2017


The annual stock-take is taking place over the February Half Term holidays (Feburary 11th-19th) at Hastings Blue Aquarium with their own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Staff at the Rock-a-Nore Road aquarium are inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses. The experts at […]

Exotic pets not just for Christmas

January 9, 2017


Experts at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are urging people not to buy exotic pets unless they are committed to giving them a forever home. The warning comes after the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction received a number of reports over the Christmas period of people looking to re-home unwanted reptiles on social media. The aquarium is […]