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Fishy Stock Take Event

An annual stock-take with a difference is taking place over the February half term holidays (Feb 15th-21st) at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium. The aquarium is carrying out its own version of a ‘fishy census’ and aquarist are inviting younger visitors to help record the number of certain species; including seahorses, frogs, octopus and lionfish. Staff … Continued

Lizard Naming Competition

Visitors to Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium over the half term holidays (Feb 13th-21st) will have the chance to name their newest arrival – a giant South American lizard. The Argentine black and white tegu, which can grow up to a metre-and-a-half in length and weigh around seven kg, is the latest addition to the Rock-a-Nore … Continued

Themed Birthday Parties!

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is helping parents to combat party planning in winter weather, with its indoor children’s birthday parties. Whatever the weather children can enjoy exploring the aquarium’s warm tropical waters as part of either a ‘Swashbuckling Pirate’ or ‘Magical Mermaid’ themed party. The parties include a guided tour, a birthday tea, themed take-home … Continued

Spider named after Potter star

A spectacular Chilean rose tarantula is to be named Snape, in honour of the Harry Potter star, by staff at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium. The six-month-old spider is the newest addition to the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction’s Jungle Room display which features a variety of exotic reptiles, insects and spiders from around the world. As its … Continued

Smugglers: Torchlight Tour

Intrepid visitors to the famous Smugglers Adventure in Hastings will have a second chance to take part in a special Torchlight Tour through the caves and subterranean passages on Saturday, May 7th. The extra date has been added after the first tour sold out, just days after being announced. The new tour, which runs from … Continued

‘Queenie’ The Triggerfish Rules

A giant triggerfish which outgrew its tank at a local garden centre is enjoying a spacious new home at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium. Nicknamed ‘Queenie’, the queen triggerfish became a star attraction at Tenterden Garden Centre with some people coming in specifically to see her. However within a year she had grown too large for … Continued

Fishmas Dinner

Keepers at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium have been providing some special festive treats for their residents in the run up to Christmas. Among those benefitting from all the yuletide goodwill were the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction’s collection of bearded dragons who were treated to their own vegetarian Christmas dinner. Other residents, including the aquarium’s resident bullfrog, … Continued

Donation to Homeless Charity

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium has donated tickets to a local homeless charity in the run up to Christmas. The Rock-a-Nore Road attraction has offered a set of complimentary tickets to a group of women from the Seaview Project in St Leonards-on-Sea. The charity run an open access wellbeing centre where people in need can receive … Continued

Poison Dart Frog Baby Boom

Dozens of tiny baby poison dart frogs are thriving after being born at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium. The little froglets hatched out as tadpoles earlier in the year and have now metamorphosed in to miniature frogs, measuring just a few millimetres in length. Despite their minuscule size the rare phantasmal poison dart frogs are renowned … Continued

Deeply Creepy Halloween!

Two of Hastings’ most popular visitor attractions are getting in a mischievous mood for a deeply creepy Halloween half term. Running from Monday, October 26th to Saturday, October 31st visitors to both Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to join in ghostly goings-on and spooky trails. Blue Reef are running a … Continued

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