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Fishkeeper For A Day

Fishkeeper For A Day

Join our team of aquarists and bring out your inner marine enthusiast, as you take part in a day that you certainly won’t forget.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium and dive deep into the wonders of the ocean and discover the mysteries of the deep blue sea. You’ll be joined by a senior aquarist who will share their expert knowledge of the fascinating creatures they care for and the wonderful creatures you’ll meet. These include tropical sharks (how jawsome?!), rays, seahorses, otters, and octopuses.

Get your kitchen skills at the ready because you’ll even be helping to prepare lunch for the fishes and take part in specialist work required to care for the creatures. If that isn’t enough, then you’ll also be given a year’s free membership to Blue Reef, a marine-themed goodie bag, guidebook, marine certificate, a delicious lunch and snacks throughout the day.



You will be welcomed by an aquarist and taken to the cafe for refreshments, before your health and safety briefing and explanation of the fun-packed day ahead.

10:45 – 12:15

Time to go behind-the-scenes for your guided tour, where you’ll come face-to-fin with some of our extraordinary creatures and learn all about what happens beneath the waves.

12:30 – 13:00

Time for a bite to eat and a well-earned rest break. This will be unaccompanied, so you’ll have the chance to reflect on the fintastic morning you’ve just had, and maybe check yourself in on Facebook


Now, this is where the fun really starts! Get prepared for your quarantine tour followed by animal food preparation to give the creatures their lunch too. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a hands-on feeding session in several of our displays. Think about all the different creatures you’re going to meet!


Oh, this is going to be otter-ly amazing! Time to watch the otter feeding demonstration and see the otters slip and slide in and out of the water. Get your Instagram photos at the ready incase you see any of them floating holding hands – cute!

Get to know a bit more about our otters before you arrive in this otterly fabulous blog.


Ready for a little snap? It’s piranha feeding time! Don’t worry about their ferocious reputation, they’re much more interested in the food than your fingers…


You’re now a fishkeeper! Receive your certificate and roam the rest of the aquarium for as long as you want. Go and listen to the clownfish jokes or count the teeth on our sharks – the ocean is your oyster, so go explore it!

What are you waiting for? Contact us now and arrange your plaice as the next Blue Reef fishkeeper! Swim on over to our Instagram and take a look at some of the creatures you’ll be feeding and meeting. We look forward to exploring the oceans with you together!  

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