October 20, 2016
Visitors to Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to enjoy some extremely close encounters with a variety of creepy creatures, revolting reptiles and fearsome fish as part of a Halloween Half Term event.
‘Monsters Week’, which runs from Saturday, October 22nd until Sunday, October 30th features some of the natural world’s scariest critters including sharks, jellyfish, poison dart frogs, deadly lionfish and some special creepy crawlies.
There will be special bug handling sessions with The Bugman on Tuesday and Thursday where visitors can get to grips with a selection of creepy crawlies, Spooky Selfie Stations as well as Monstrous Workshops where youngsters can make monster masks and Frankenstein moneyboxes.
Blue Reef’s Hannah Butt said: “Our Monsters Week will provide a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to have the chance to get up close and personal with a huge selection of beastly critters from the animal kingdom.”
From the hidden world of UK waters, Blue Reef, Portsmouth transports visitors to the spectacular ‘underwater gardens’ of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters – home to everything from seahorses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks.
At the aquarium’s heart is a giant tropical ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with a huge range of exotic coral reef species.
More than 40 naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep from native sharks and rays to the cute otters and colourful reptiles and amphibians!
• Monsters Week (October 22nd—30th) at Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3PB. Call 02392 875 222, visit www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth or find us on Facebook for full details.
Issued by Blue Reef. For more information please contact Hannah Butt or Jenna MacFarlane on 02392 875 222.