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Seal Cove Clean

September 6, 2019


Customer Notice  Seal Cove will be closed for draining and cleaning from Monday 16th September to Sunday 22nd September.  In this time we will have no seal shows. Twice a year we drain our seal pool and give it a good clean out. As the water in the seal pool is natural sea water, straight […]

10 Things To Do This Summer In Tynemouth

August 23, 2019


The waterfront town of Tynemouth is full of great things to do on a day trip this summer. You’ll find breathtaking walks, stunning beaches and a host of fun-filled family activities, no matter what the weather. Here’s the ultimate family day-out guide to this fantastic coastal city in 2019.    Blue Reef Aquarium The Blue […]

Summer 2019 at Blue Reef Tynemouth: What’s On?

Children looking at fish in Blue Reef Tynemouth Aquarium

August 9, 2019


The six-week summer holidays are prime time for making memories as a family. But to make sure they’re memorable for the right reasons, you have to keep yourselves busy with plenty of stimulating activities and days out. For one, it’ll mean that your little ones continue to learn and develop during the big break from […]

The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

Grey Seal Tynemouth

July 1, 2019


We may have plenty of rays and seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth, but did you know that the UK coastal waters are home to large populations of these creatures too? In fact, if you read on, you’ll find out that the UK’s seal population is booming in certain areas. So hold your breath (though not […]

Business Open as Usual

June 11, 2019


Maintenance works will be taking place over the next number of weeks. We are open daily during this time. Please check social media for more updates.

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered

April 22, 2019


5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered The tiny cotton-top tamarin is one of the smallest primates in the world. At 30cm tall (plus a bit extra for their tails) these furry-headed monkeys are about the size of a small squirrel you might find in your garden. But unlike the squirrels in your garden, the cotton-top […]

Goodbye to Indra and Gizmo

March 14, 2019


It is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our otters. Indra and Gizmo, our Asian Short Clawed Otters are moving to Ardmore mini Zoo in Ireland. Gizmo was born here in 2005 and was joined by Indra in 2014. The pair have been inseparable ever since. Although we will all miss them, […]

Work Experience Placements

February 14, 2019


Work Experience Placements Interested in a career working with animals? Our work experience placements could be for you. Take a look at our Work Experience Placement Booklet to gain an idea of what to expect from a placement with us. If you would like to apply you can download an application form. Who are we looking […]

Love is in the Water…

February 11, 2019


It is the time of year when we all celebrate our loved ones and our animals here are no different. Here are some of our most romantic Aquarium creatures: Indra and Gizmo Have you met our adorable pair of otters? Indra and Gizmo spend all of their time together, and although they occasionally fight, they […]

Ghost Fishing Gear

January 27, 2019


Ghost Fishing Gear Have you heard of ghost fishing gear? We aren’t talking about Casper taking up angling! Ghost fishing gear is what happens when commercial fishing gear is lost or discarded.   So what is the big deal? This discarded fishing gear can cause serious problems for marine animals. Fish get caught in nets […]

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