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Re-Opening Monday 17th May with New Dated Ticketing Procedure

May 12, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have been given permission to re-open the aquarium from Monday 17th May 2021, following government guidance for Covid-19 measures. General Manager, Steve Matchett commented: “the team and I are so excited to re-open and welcome visitors and members back to Blue Reef Aquarium. It’ll be a very proud […]

Blue Reef Aquarium Temporarily Closed Again

December 30, 2020

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay must sadly close its doors again in response to Cornwall being put into tier3 on 31st December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS. As with previous closures, our expert team will continue to provide first rate […]

The Fantastic Animals Found off the Cornish Coastline

Animals off the Cornish coast

December 16, 2020

Here, we’ll take a look at some of the coastline’s most incredible animals, along with the best time of the year to visit so you can see them for yourself.

Merry Fishmas!

December 1, 2020

Celebrate a very Merry Fishmas this year with Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay! Saturday 19th December – Sunday 3rd January Join in with some festive, fishy fun this year. With a Christmas Pudding trail around the aquarium, plus we’ll be celebrating the 12 days of Christmas too!

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay is Back Open!

November 27, 2020

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay is thrilled to announce we will be re-opening our doors from Wednesday 2nd December following our closure in response to the Government’s National lockdown. The Government have lifted the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions and have therefore granted businesses, such as Blue Reef Aquarium, safe to re-open and welcome the public once […]

Deep Cleaning Tanks

November 26, 2020

This week we have been focusing on deep cleaning our larger tanks here at the aquarium. To do this we have a mechanical pump siphon to really get into the substrate, leaving it clean and looking great ready for our visitors.

Reptile Health Checks

November 16, 2020

Behind the Scenes… This lockdown we are taking you behind the scenes, showing you what our Aquarists get up to. Once a month we weigh our reptiles and give them a health check. So here is how we do it:

Christmas Gift Ideas with Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

November 10, 2020

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay is Cornwall’s best aquarium. Home to a variety of aquatic species from across the world delve beneath the surface of the water to explore the wonders of the deep. Don’t miss our large ocean display with a large turtle, reef sharks and more.Located overlooking the beach in Newquay town centre! Day […]

Second Temporary Closure for Blue Reef Aquarium

November 3, 2020

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. The site will close to the public from Thursday 5th November in line with the National lockdown, in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS.

6 Discoveries that Scientists Have Made About the Giant Pacific Octopus


October 30, 2020

The Giant Pacific Octopus needs little introduction. Famed for its size and strength, it’s one of the biggest molluscs on Earth. And yet there’s more to these remarkable animals than sheer scale and brute force, as scientists continue to discover.