News Pieces

Shark Week!

Visitors to Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will have the chance to immerse themselves in world of sharks and rays over the May Half Term Holidays (Saturday, May 25th – Sunday, June 2nd). ‘Shark Week’ is a celebration of the ocean’s ultimate predators and will feature everything from preparing a shark’s dinner to actual shark and […]

Frodo the Monkey’s a Scale Model

Keepers at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium have come up with a novel way of ensuring their troop of monkeys stay fit and healthy. They have introduced a weekly weigh-in for the miniature primates to monitor their condition and to confirm each of them is receiving just the right amount of food. The scale sessions take […]

Meet the Star-Fish!

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is putting the spotlight on the real life heroes and heroines of the marine world as part of their ‘Star-Fish Bank Holiday Weekend’ from  Saturday May 4th – Monday, May 6th. Visitors will be able to come face to face with living characters from films like ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Shark Tale’ and […]

Monkey Puzzles!

KEEPERS SET MONKEY PUZZLES FOR PERCEPTIVE PRIMATES A colony of New World monkeys at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium have been impressing keepers with their powers of deduction. Using a variation of the popular cup-and-ball game where magicians using sleight of hand to try and trick the onlooker, staff at the Tyneside attraction came up with their […]

Monkey Mayhem!

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the Easter holidays with ‘Monkey Mayhem’ – a series of monkey-themed events and activities. The award-winning North Tyneside attraction is home to a colony of miniature New World monkeys including marmosets and tamarins as part of their Amazing Amazon feature. In addition to daily monkey feeds and question and […]

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