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Octopus Quiz: Do You Know Your Octopus Facts?

The octopus has been on this earth for an incredibly long time, with ancestors of this majestic creature spanning back to around 330 million years. They are fascinating and beautiful to look at, with their rounded bodies and long arms. While many octopuses live along the ocean floor, there are some that live much closer … Continued

A Guide to Holidays in Hastings

Hastings might be famous for a lot of its historical and cultural influences, but there’s definitely more to it than meets the eye. Holidaymakers have been flocking to this corner of England for many years because of its seaside charm. Planning to holiday in Hastings and looking for activities, things to do and places to … Continued

What is Hastings Famous For?

So what exactly is Hastings best known for, and why is it worth visiting? Here, we’ll share all the things the seaside town is most famous for, from its smuggling past to the art and cultural influences.

6 Unusual Things to Do in Hastings

If you’re ready to uncover the more unusual side of Hastings, you’re definitely in the right place! This guide is crammed full of the weird and wonderful days out that Hastings has to offer.

My Octopus Teacher – A Blue Reef Review

Rebecca Hansell, Junior Aquarist at Blue Reef Hastings and film-fan, shares her insight and opinion on Netflix’s new hit documentary. As we hunker down for lockdown 2.0 here in the UK, I am sure we will all be spending numerous hours scanning through Netflix, to find something to fill the long evenings ahead. So, let … Continued

Where are the most beautiful sea creatures in the UK?

Rays, octopuses, sharks, seahorses… you might think we’re describing the creatures you’ll find at Blue Reef Hastings. And you will find all these beauties here, but we were actually talking about some of the vibrant, unusual and surprising marine wildlife you’ll find along the UK’s coastline. Discover just what else is out there in our … Continued


AQUARIUM CELEBRATES ‘COUPLES’ IN HONOUR OF ROYAL WEDDING Guests are being invited to join in the royal wedding celebrations this Saturday at Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings. The Rock-a-Nore Road attraction is marking the special event by recognising the many ‘couples’ who call the aquarium home. Staff have even named two Axolotls ‘Meghan’ and ‘Harry’ … Continued

Aquarium awash with AR Pokemon

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is awash with a host of bizarre new Pokemon Go characters. Staff at the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction noticed an increase in visitors using their smartphones in and around the aquarium. They enlisted the expertise of a younger member of the team who confirmed the aquarium was now home to a collection … 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

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