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2018 Events Calendar 

MARCH

Easter Holidays – 30th March – 15th April – Easter Trail

Visit the aquarium over the Easter School, Holidays and take part in the trail around the centre. Can you unscramble the letters to find the magic word? Also take part in colouring and our maze activity sheet.

APRIL

Wednesday 4th April – Dino Day – 10am – 3pm

A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is set to descend on Blue Reef Aquarium this Easter half term. The impressive four metre animatronic dinosaur, known as Pete, will also be bringing a selection of baby dinos – Rita, Bob and Alan.
The dino crèche features Alan the lazy Velociraptor, Bob the new-born Triceratops and Rita the baby T Rex.
Pete will be walking around the attraction during 20 minute sessions and will be available for photos with visitors all day. Face painting is available between 11am – 2pm for £2.50. This event is included in the standard admission price. To save money, book your tickets online.

 

Thursday 12th April – Mermaid Anna Meet & Greet – 10am – 3pm

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breathtaking, real-life mermaid this Easter. 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 wish granting and learning about ocean conservation. As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail will also be taking place around the aquarium.FREE face painting is available between 11am – 2pm. This event is included in the standard admission price. To save money, book your tickets online.

MAY

Claws Week Monday 28th – Sunday 2nd June

From comical hermit crabs and fashion conscious decorator crabs to giant lobsters and the might King crab this exciting event offers a fascinating insight into the incredible world of crustaceans. Follow the Claws Trail and learn all about these amazing armour-plated creatures.

JUNE

World Oceans Day Friday 8th

World OceanS Day is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the marine environment. Come and join Blue Reef’s own day of activities and become part of a worldwide celebration of the planet’s seas and oceans.

JULY

Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th July – Shark Week!

Find out everything you need to know about sharks during this ‘sharktastic’ week.  Despite their reputation as man-eaters, sharks worldwide are under increasing threat from us. Learn all about the secret world of these amazing creatures and what we can do to help protest them in the wild. With quizzes and colouring, plus we also have some great sharky prizes to give away!

Suckers Week 30th July- 6th August 

In celebration of the amazing octopus, join us for Suckers Week. Discover how these fascinating creatures have adapted to survive in our oceans and enjoy close encounters with our Giant Pacific Octopus!

AUGUST

Wednesday 15th Aug – Dino Day 2 – 10am – 3pm

A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is set to descend on Blue Reef Aquarium over the summer holidays. The impressive four metre animatronic dinosaur, known as Pete, will also be bringing a selection of baby dinos – Rita, Bob and Alan.
The dino crèche features Alan the lazy Velociraptor, Bob the new-born Triceratops and Rita the baby T Rex.
Pete will be walking around the attraction during 20 minute sessions and will be available for photos with visitors all day. Face painting is available between 11am – 2pm for £2.50. This event is included in the standard admission price. To save money, book your tickets online.

 

Wednesday 22nd August – Mermaid Anna Meet & Greet – 10am – 3pm

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breathtaking, real-life mermaid this Easter. 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 wish granting and learning about ocean conservation. As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail will also be taking place around the aquarium.FREE face painting is available between 11am – 2pm. This event is included in the standard admission price. To save money, book your tickets online.

 

Predators Week Monday 13th – Sunday 19th

From stingrays to sharks, deadly stonefish to piranhas, the aquatic world is divided into the hunters and the hunted. Discover the amazing techniques different species have evolved to catch their prey and come face to face with the oceans’ ultimate predators.

SEPTEMBER

Fishy Stock Take Monday 27th  August–  Sunday 2nd September

The annual stock take takes place this week at Blue Reef with our very own ‘fishy census’! Blue Reef is inviting you to volunteers to help spot and record the number of certain species including seahorses, sharks, octopus and lionfish. The experts at Blue Reef will then do an official check and the child who most accurately reports the population of each of the animals will win a year’s free membership!

OCTOBER

The Big Draw – all month

Join the national campaign for drawing and become an artists for the day as part of The Big Draw event. Sketch a seahorse, paint a puffer fish or create your own fishy artwork inspired buy the amazing variety, patterns, colours, shapes and sizes of our marine creatures. Prizes up for grabs!

Halloween Week Monday 22nd – Sunday Wednesday 31st

Join in the fiendish fun here at Blue Reef Aquarium, from searching for hidden pumpkins to designing your very own sea monster with the chance to win a child’s annual pass for the best entries! Then scuttle down to our jungle discovery room where you will find our hair-raising tarantula amongst many other gruesome treats  including Beetles, millipedes and of course our snakes!

DECEMBER

It may be cold outside but Blue Reef Aquarium is open all year (closed Christmas Day only) and you are guaranteed a warm welcome – whatever the weather. With naturally themed tropical displays and underwater walk through tunnel, Blue Reef is an oasis of light and colour, even on the darkest days. Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of a bustling coral reef, its easy to forget the winter blues and imagine yourself basking in the sunshine! What better way to relax and unwind than to watch our graceful Black Tip Reef Shark glide effortlessly past, next to hundreds of brightly coloured reef fish.

Stay tuned for more information on Christmas activities.

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