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Our new seaview restaurant – Bay and Laurel

February 24, 2020


Bay & Laurel is Tynemouth’s newest sea front restaurant based at Tynemouth Aquarium. The restaurant will open in March 2020 and is open to the general public as well as aquarium visitors. Bay & Laurel will serve great food and drink in beautiful surroundings with stunning sea views. In the summer the restaurant will open […]

Tynemouth Aquarium’s Giant Half Term

January 29, 2020


This half term we are all about new! This past year we have been busy making improvements to your aquarium! Come along and see what’s new. Our new exhibit; River Giants takes you deep into the rainforest and brings you up close to some giant fish. You can meet our River Giants this half term […]

Looking back at 2019

December 30, 2019


2019 has been an amazing year. Not only have we re-branded to Tynemouth Aquarium, but we have also made some amazing changes to the Aquarium. We opened our brand new exhibit – River Giants – an immersive display which brings you the sights and sounds of the Rainforest and up close to some huge fish! […]

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants 

October 31, 2019


6 fishy facts about our new River Giants  This October marked the opening of our amazing new River Giants exhibition, bringing together tank-busting fish from rivers as far away as the Amazon – so not the kind of thing you could ever spot in the Tyne, Wear or Tees!  If you’ve not been to see […]

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

October 5, 2019


Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium – the new name for Blue Reef Tynemouth. What’s new? There is much more than a new name – we have completely renovated the outside of the building, modernising how it looks and ensuring the building is ready for plenty more British winters! Inside we have installed new toilets making them […]

10 Things To Do This Summer In Tynemouth

August 23, 2019


The waterfront town of Tynemouth is full of great things to do on a day trip this summer. You’ll find breathtaking walks, stunning beaches and a host of fun-filled family activities, no matter what the weather. Here’s the ultimate family day-out guide to this fantastic coastal city in 2019.    Blue Reef Aquarium The Blue […]

Summer 2019 at Blue Reef Tynemouth: What’s On?

August 9, 2019


The six-week summer holidays are prime time for making memories as a family. But to make sure they’re memorable for the right reasons, you have to keep yourselves busy with plenty of stimulating activities and days out. For one, it’ll mean that your little ones continue to learn and develop during the big break from […]

The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

Grey Seal Tynemouth

July 1, 2019


We may have plenty of rays and seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth, but did you know that the UK coastal waters are home to large populations of these creatures too? In fact, if you read on, you’ll find out that the UK’s seal population is booming in certain areas. So hold your breath (though not […]

5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered

April 22, 2019


5 Reasons Cotton-Top Tamarins are Endangered The tiny cotton-top tamarin is one of the smallest primates in the world. At 30cm tall (plus a bit extra for their tales) these furry-headed monkeys are about the size of a small squirrel you might find in your garden. But unlike the squirrels in your garden, the cotton-top […]

Goodbye to Indra and Gizmo

March 14, 2019


It is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our otters. Indra and Gizmo, our Asian Short Clawed Otters are moving to Ardmore mini Zoo in Ireland. Gizmo was born here in 2005 and was joined by Indra in 2014. The pair have been inseparable ever since. Although we will all miss them, […]

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