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Things to Do in Portsmouth: 10 Family Activities for This Summer

August 22, 2019

Portsmouth may be one of the smallest cities in England, but it’s got one of the richest and most fascinating histories. These are the sorts of places that make for an exciting and educational day out for all the family – with sights and attractions for all tastes. With that in mind, here’s our list […]

Weird and Wonderful Fish You’ve Never Heard Of

August 14, 2019

From the renowned Goldfish to the iconic Carp, we’ve all heard of the fishy classics. But what about the extraordinary species that aren’t so common? Here’s a few of our favourite weird and wonderful fish you won’t believe really exist. Triggerfish Although dashing from afar, it’s their human-like teeth that make Triggerfish one of our […]

Amazing Creatures to Look Out For in Rockpools


July 17, 2019

Rockpooling is a very traditional British seaside activity. Investigating the cracks and pools in the rocks to discover a fascinating, secret world of sea life has delighted children and grownups alike for generations. Enjoy the pools, but be careful with the delicate animals you find. Always return them gently to where they were found to […]

7 species of ocean life you won’t believe you can find in the UK

July 15, 2019

If you’re planning on dipping your toes in the water at the English seaside this summer, you might be surprised who (or, rather, what) you’re sharing the seawater with. Because our local oceans are more alive with exotic, unusual and exciting creatures than you can shake a David Attenborough documentary at. From the fastest whales […]

Festival of Fishes

July 6, 2019

Summer event from 24th July to 3rd September Make a splash this summer and join Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth for our Festival of Fishes! Dive in to the crazy and colourful aquatic world, where you can learn all about fish families, marine mysteries and homely habitats! PLUS – each weekend has its own theme, so […]

Beautiful sea creatures and where to find them in the UK

Portsmouth Ray

July 1, 2019

You might be able to get a good look at the seahorses and rays that are swimming around at Portsmouth Aquarium, but did you know that you can also find these unusual marine creatures, and many more besides, along the coast and seas of the UK? Read on to discover more about the incredible creatures […]

Armed Forces Weekend 29th & 30th June

June 9, 2019

To thank you for your service, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth is offering free admission to all services personnel. Join us for Armed Forces weekend (29th & 30th June 2019) with your services ID to gain free admission, and up to £12 off the admission price for your accompanying guests. We thank you for your service […]

Claws Week 25th May – 2nd June 2019

May 13, 2019

Claws Week 25th May – 2nd June 2019 Join in the fun at Blue Reef Aquarium for Claws Week during May half term! From comical Hermit Crabs to fiery Shrimp, Claws Week offers fascinating insight into the incredible world of Crustaceans. Pinch a Crustacean Quiz and enter our prize draw, or Meet the Moults in […]

D-Day 75 Commemorations in Southsea

May 10, 2019

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Portsmouth City Council will be hosting a wide variety of events from the 5th – 9th June. These events will include live music, Red Arrow flying displays, open air cinema, and Remembrance services. For the full D-Day 75 programme click here. Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth is excited […]

5 Reasons Coral Reefs Are Way More Important Than You Might Think

April 24, 2019

Across the world, coral reefs play an essential part in the lives of humans and aquatic wildlife alike. They protect our coasts and communities, sustain ecosystems, provide food for millions of people, and are helping us beat diseases and medical conditions. Here are some of the top reasons that coral reefs are so important, and […]

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