Our Upcoming Events

Tynemouth Aquarium’s outdoor areas are re-open!

April 1, 2021


We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas everyday from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, the aquarium itself will remain closed, however we will be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas including seal enclosure and children’s play area! Bay and Laurel Restaurant Our Bay and Laurel […]

Christmas Gift Ideas with Tynemouth Aquarium

tynemouth seal hospital

November 10, 2020


Tynemouth Aquarium is the north east’s aquarium. Alongside tropical, venomous and rare animals from all the corners of the globe, Tynemouth Aquarium also brings the local Tyne and Wear to life! Check out our seal rescue and rehabilitation centre and join us as we celebrate the release of those seals that make a full recovery. […]

Second Temporary Closure for Tynemouth Aquarium

tynemouth seal

November 3, 2020


Tynemouth Aquarium will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. Our Bay and Laurel Restaurant will remain open for takeaway services. The aquarium will close to the public from Thursday 5th November in line with the National lockdown, in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across […]

Halloween fun for October Half Term

October 13, 2020


Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come and see our animals being playful with pumpkins this October Half Term at Tynemouth Aquarium! From charismatic monkeys to incredible river giants we love getting into the spirit of Halloween! Keep your eyes peeled for the deadly stonefish – he’s perfectly camouflaged and frighteningly venomous!  

Dinosaur Day

July 27, 2020


Saturday 29th August Come and enjoy your Saturday with a ROAR! Pete the Dinosaur is back by popular demand. You can mete Pete the T-Rex and his baby dinosaur friends. Pete will be stomping around the aquarium so give him a wave and make sure you take your photo with him too! Meeting Pete is […]

Coronavirus Statement

March 14, 2020


Saturday 14th March 2020 Hello Visitor, Tynemouth Aquarium would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our visitors in response to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when you visit us. We are operating […]

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 […]

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 […]