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‘Mermaid’ swims ashore to meet aquarium guests

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breathtaking, real-life mermaid this summer. 

 On Saturday, August 19th visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. 

 As well as taking ‘shellfies’ with Mermaid Anna, guests can also enjoy storytelling, wish granting and learning about ocean conservation. 

 As part of the fun, a mermaid themed trail will also be taking place around the aquarium.

Sales and marketing executive, Leanna Lawson, said: “We can’t wait to welcome Mermaid Anna this summer, it’s going to be a really fun experience. 

“We hope children will love meeting a real-life mermaid during their visit and learning all about her life in the ocean.”

Blue Reef Aquarium offers incredibly close encounters with hundreds of aquatic creatures, ranging from magical seahorses and bizarre puffer fish to awesome octopus and graceful sharks and stingrays.

 As part of the visit there will be regular presentations by the aquarium’s aquarists, sea-themed colouring and face painting. 

 Mermaid Anna will be greeting guests between 11am and 3pm. 

 Standard admission ticket prices apply. For more information and to book online, go to

 Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Leanna Lawson on 01424 718776.


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