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Kid for a Squid – SAVE £8.86!

October 11, 2017


Kid for a Squid is back! This half term you can get a child’s entry for just £1! Book our special Kid for a Squid ticket online and save £8.86 off our normal admission prices. Just book between 15th and 19th October and visit in half term week! (21st – 29th October) We have lots […]

Seal Pup Rescue

October 10, 2017


This summer, Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth have taken in two young seal pups to their Marine Rescue Centre. Both pups were brought in to Blue Reef from beaches in the North East and were suffering from injuries to their face. After a few months of treatment and plenty of fish, both seals were well […]

Toddler Tuesday – Every Tuesday – £3 OFF Per Person

September 13, 2017


Join us every Tuesday in term time for Toddler Tuesdays. Bring along your little ones and save £3 per person on admission and under 3’s go free. We have lots of fun activities, you and your little ones can meet reptiles, seals and even touch a starfish. All in a safe and comfortable environment, perfect […]

Face your fears this half term! (21st – 31st October)

September 11, 2017


This half term we are inviting you to face your fears and discover an underwater world filled with predators and creepy creatures. Visitors will be able to learn all about the most fearsome creatures in the sea; from sharks, to the deadly stonefish there are some amazing predators to behold. You can test your nerve at […]

5 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

September 8, 2017


It would be pretty great to be able to use camouflage to protect ourselves and get out of some sticky situations, wouldn’t it? Whilst camouflage is often featured in movies, books, and television shows, such as the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World and the Invisible Woman in Fantastic 4, there’s also a fair few animals […]

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

August 30, 2017


We currently have two special visitors to the aquarium, a pair of harbour seals, both rescued from the North East’s beaches. The first, a male, named Chester who is around 6 weeks old was brought in by the RSPCA from a beach in North Yorkshire. He was underweight and had swelling to his mouth caused by […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

August 30, 2017


Rays (Batoidea) have existed for around 150 million years, and their venom remains deadly even after it leaves their bodies – although they mainly use this to defend themselves. But, that’s not the only thing that’s incredible about rays. Find out more facts about these wonderful creatures. They’ve Got Super-Senses Think sharks are the most […]

Disney On Ice Weekend

August 14, 2017


Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure is coming to the Metro Radio Arena in October, and Blue Reef Aquarium has joined forces with Disney On Ice to celebrate in style! For one weekend only, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, 2017, we’re inviting our younger visitors to come dressed as their favourite Disney characters to access […]

5 Ways You Can Help the Conservation of Tynemouth’s Shoreline

August 9, 2017


The underwater world is a fascinating place, alive with thousands of sea creatures and plant life, both weird and wonderful. In Tynemouth, we’re blessed with the best of both worlds: historical landmarks and the North Sea coastline. Have you ever stopped to think just how vast the ocean is, though? Water takes up a massive […]

5 Amazing Features of Sharks

August 3, 2017


Known to have a fierce reputation, sharks are one of the most fascinating species to swim in our oceans. We may all have been subject to a specific opinion after watching films such as Jaws, but these underwater giants have much more to offer. Here are five amazing features that make them one of the […]