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Blue Reef Aquarium

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A lot smaller than i thought it would be.....

A little disappointed today. Paid online to get 10% discount. Arrived to be told it was Toddler... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cpatz78
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Nice location but seems a bit tired.

Visited here with young family member who really enjoyed the visit and being able to get up close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GTSSurrey
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Bisley, United Kingdom
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Enjoy close encounters with incredible creatures from around the world at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. Explore the drama of the British coast, the underwater gardens of the Mediterranean, the dazzling beauty of a spectacular...more
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Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF, England
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+44 191 258 1031
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited in 2013 and had a wonderful day out for my daughters first birthday so we decided to repeat it for our youngest today. We wish we had not bothered. We hung around waiting for the monkey talk and feed which did not take...More

Thank melalderson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little disappointed today. Paid online to get 10% discount. Arrived to be told it was Toddler Tuesday so actually would’ve been cheaper on the door. Was actually a lot smaller than i thought it would be. Some lovely fish & animals though. We walked...More

Thank Cpatz78
Mark S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving your review. Every Tuesday in term time we run a promotion for parents with toddlers and offer a discount. We do advertise this on our website, but the tickets are only available to purchase on the door. We know, especially with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here just last weekend and can’t begin to explain how disappointed I was. The smell was absolutely dreadful, it was highly over priced and staff were unhelpful and rude. This place has not changed a single bit since I first came as a child....More

Thank hma1620
Mark S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving your review. The smell your refer to comes from our otters. This is a natural smell which they use to mark their territory. We have notices around the area to explain the science behind this and we also talk about this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The missus and I went to blur reef with adult son and daughter with the youngest grandbairn. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Fish, marine life in general, otters, seals and monkeys all very impressive. Staff were good. A little pricey but need funds to feed and...More

Thank David B
Mark S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi David Thank you for your review. I'm glad you all had a good visit. We find both kids and adults enjoy themselves and with our 12 talks and feeds there is something for all ages. Your entrance cost goes towards the upkeep of all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with young family member who really enjoyed the visit and being able to get up close to the sea life - even if it was the other side of a glass wall. The pace is not large but there is quite a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the biggest but didn’t expect sea world. Talk on different things every 30 minutes and you come and go if you wish.. Some tanks a bit dirty, but to be expected with algae.Loved the sea horses. Otters a bit smelly but it tells you...More

Thank jamboaud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice location - had a lovely walk to the aquarium down by the seaside. Aquarium isn't massive but well laid out. Staff were friendly and caring towards the aquatic life. Expected it to be much busier with schools being off but visited on a...More

Thank Lwy9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son for his first birthday as it was raining that day. I understand that an aquarium is not going to smell of roses but the place was not in good shape. The tanks were empty or so dirty you couldn’t see inside. Got...More

Thank Mouse1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard about this place and thought as we were having a break away with the kids we would visit, the price of admission is a little high for what is actually there. The food was deplorable microwaveable pizza for a child’s meal the adults...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son wanted to visit this aquarium while we were on vacation in Tyne and Wear. Place is much bigger on the inside, looks small from the outside. Saw lots of different fish and animals. Enjoyed the seal feeding. Well worth a visit. Pricing very...More

Thank uknannyusa
Mark S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you and your son had a good visit. We fit a lot into our aquarium and try to make sure that their is plenty to see. We hope to see you again, next time you are in...More

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davidwise162
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Response from Amelia N | Reviewed this property |
ok?
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stephenun
1 May 2016|
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Response from Amelia N | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I bought my tickets there
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joanne40402015
7 June 2015|
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Response from steve b | Reviewed this property |
hello, if i remember rightly it should be all ok by now, however worth checking website or perhaps a telephone call, enjoy regards steve
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