News Pieces

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

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

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?

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)

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

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 […]