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July 15, 2018


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 also learn about ocean conservation.

As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail will also be taking place throughout the aquarium.

Sales and Marketing Executive, Rachel Fiveash, said: “We can’t wait to welcome Mermaid Anna back, it’s going to be a really fun experience.

“We hope children will love meeting a real-life mermaid during their visit and learning all about her life in the ocean.”

Blue Reef Aquarium offers incredibly close encounters with hundreds of aquatic creatures, ranging from magical seahorses and bizarre puffer fish to awesome octopus and graceful sharks and stingrays.

As part of the visit there will be FREE face painting between 11am and 2pm, as well as regular presentations and ocean themed colouring.

Mermaid Anna will be greeting guests between 11am and 3pm.

Standard admission ticket prices apply. For more information and to book online, go to


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