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Upcoming Events

Events Calendar 2017

Welcome to our working events calendar. Keep an eye out for lots of new events being added regularly. You can find full details of our events on Facebook. Search ‘Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings’


Monsters Week May 27th – June 4th.

To celebrate the release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment – Dead Men Tell No Tales – Blue Reef Aquarium is hosting Monsters Week during the half term.

Among the ‘monsters’ on display will be the world’s biggest octopus species and a selection of toxic fish.

Other activities on offer to younger visitors throughout the week include quizzes, word searches, trails and a design a sea monster competition with the chance to win a family pass to the aquarium.

There will also be a pirate themed quiz trail!


World Environment Day Sunday June 4th

Blue Reef Aquarium will be marking World Environment Day which this year aims to connect people with nature. Stay tuned for more information.

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World Ocean’s Day Thursday June 8th

This year the theme is Our Oceans, Our Future aiming to encourage solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future. Stay tuned for more information.

Find out more about World Ocean’s Day here:

Father’s Day Sunday June 18th

From seahorses to clownfish, staff at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are paying tribute to some of the aquatic world’s best dads as part of a celebration of Father’s Day. Stay tuned for more information.


Pirate Day Sunday 16th July

Blue Reef Aquarium, the Smugglers’ Adventure and Hastings Castle are joining forces to celebrate the town’s Pirate Day spectacular.

As part of the fun, there will be pirate-themed events and trails. Stay tuned for more information.


Fish Keeper’s Weekend Saturday August 5th – Sunday August 6th.

Join us to learn all about animal husbandry and the in depth care required to keep fish at home. Stay tuned for more information.



World Octopus Day Sunday October 8th

Blue Reef Aquarium is holding a series of special events and activities to celebrate World Octopus Day. Stay tuned for more information.

The Big Draw  – throughout the month of October

Guests will be invited to take part in aquarium themed drawing challenges throughout the month for a chance to win an annual pass. Stay tuned for more information.



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.