School trips

School trips

Blue Reef Aquarium, overlooking the beautiful Long sands beach in Tynemouth, offers a host of educational opportunities for all age groups.


If you would like to make a booking, or have any queries please call us on 0191 258 1031. 


Example Timetable for a school visit:


10:20 Arrival, Greeted at Reception

10:30 Self guided tour around the aquarium (activity pack provided for each child)

11:30 Educational Workshop (choose from any of our 6 topics)

12:00 Seal Show – Watch out for the Splash Zone!

12:30 Indoor packed lunch area (available during term time) or outside Picnic Area

13:00 Additional Educational Workshop* (optional)

13:30 Gift Shop / Goodie Bags

14:00 Departure

*Charges may apply


School Prices

 Peak (May-Aug)Off Peak (Sept-Apr)
Child £5.25£4.75
Free Adult Ratio's:
Nursery - 1:4
Primary - 1:6
Secondary - 1:10

Extra Adults


Additional Educational Workshop
(per group of 30)


Educational Workshops

Our Workshops provide a unique and interactive learning experience for your group. Through the use of hands on activities, worksheets and animal demonstrations our sessions are designed to cover more specific curriculum topics, whilst having fun!

Workshops last for approx. 30 minutes per group (30 children). Each visit includes one educational workshop per group.


Rock Pool Encounter   

Can be tailored to any Key stage


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Who Lives Where? (Habitats)

Key stage 1

seal habitat

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Life Cycles Under The Sea

Key stage 2

Seahorse lifecycle

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Which Family? (Animal Classification and Identification)

Upper key stage 2 and 3

otter family

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Key stage 2


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What is Evolution?

Key stages 3 and 4


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NEW FOR 2017

Calling all Eco Warriors! Group bookings are now being taken for our NEW Eco Tours.

PLEASE NOTE: Eco Tours are only available from 12:30pm onwards during peak season (May-August).The guided tour takes approx. 1 hour.


Eco Tour

can be tailored to groups needs

lionfish pterois volitans

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Terms and Conditions:

How to make a booking…  

Please call the Blue Reef Team on 0191 2581031 to book or for more information.