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July 17, 2013

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is being taken over by buccaneers, brigands and privateers as part of their Pirates’ Weekend celebrations (Saturday July 20th – Sunday July 21st).

Staff are busy putting the finishing touches to their own pirates’ costumes and any child who arrives in appropriate fancy dress will get FREE entry to the aquarium when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Pirates’ Weekend features a variety of fun activities including flag making, workshops and even special talks about some real life Cornish Pirates!

As well as all the aquatic displays – including the giant tropical ocean tank, the predators tank and the spectacular living coral reef display – visitors will also be able to take part in treasure trails, knot tying workshops and hear some tall pirate tales from our very own Blue Reef Buccaneer.

Blue Reef’s Jenni Smith said: “For some reason Pirates’ Weekend is always one of the most popular events that we hold here at the aquarium – particularly with our younger visitors but also among the staff!

“For most people the prospect of having to dress up would fill them with dread but our staff can’t wait to get out of their uniforms and into their pirates’ gear – they look forward to it all year round.”

Newquay’s award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium provides an amazing undersea adventure through the world’s seas and oceans.

Over 40 naturally-themed displays transport visitors from rocky Cornish shores to exotic coral reefs.

At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean tank with underwater walkthrough tunnel which is home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle.

Other displays feature everything from seahorses and lobsters to piranhas and caiman crocodiles.