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Address: Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
Phone Number: 01424 718 776
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Description: Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. Enjoy incredibly...
Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean display where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish.
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I took my 5 years od grandaughter to the blue reef aquarium today she thoroughly enjoyed it though we were disappointed that the octopus has gone to a different aquarium. She got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I took my 5 years od grandaughter to the blue reef aquarium today she thoroughly enjoyed it though we were disappointed that the octopus has gone to a different aquarium. She got to hold a royal Python and bearded dragon which she absolutely loved, all the staff were very friendly. We will return if they get another octopus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We took our almost 1 year old boy for a visit and he was amazed by the lights, colours and fish all around him. While it kept him interested during the visit it was over far to quickly. We must have been in there around 20 minutes before we turned up at the shop. Which was a bit underwhelming for... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Compared to others like sea life centers the blue reef aquarium in Hastings is actually amazing for the size and the animals are not all squashed in small enclosures - The staff were friendly and informative and also various activities and informative talks about the animals good few hours out, very cheap for what you get def a must visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Finding oursleves in Hastings for the weekend myself and travelling companion were really looking forward to seeing an Octopus. I have never seen one and do not believe stories that they can open jars to get food out - the website claims that this is what "Mr Tickles" their octopus does. You can imagine our dissapointment having just purchased tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We came on a Thursday so the aquarium was very quiet which we preferred. Staff were all friendly, shop also has a lot of different gifts to offer. Admission is reasonably priced, some items in the shop are over priced but then that's gift shops for you. Would definitely visit again. Thank you.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited this attraction and felt very welcomed as a customer from start to finish. Was able to enjoy the exhibits at my own luxery pace with my partner. Of course its not a massive thing but I feel that it is worth the price paid. Got so impressed by this attraction that decided to get me and my partner both... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you wish to visit this i suggest you go at the start of the day then you can re enter later in the day, to get max value for the ticket price. This is a lovely experience amongst the fish and at selected times of day they do talks and demonstrations. the Rays are by far the most exciting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

It was over in 15 minutes, but we were able to return as many times as we liked during that day. I took my toddlers to the local aquarium/reptile pet shop and they enjoyed that more. Sorry.

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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this review

Dear VickyD77, Thank you for your review. We feel it is an unfair comment to state that a pet shop is the same as our aquarium which offers more in the first few tanks than you would ever see at a pet shop! We are glad you made use of the all day pass. Many thanks Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've had many good family visits to the aquarium. It's particularly useful as a place to visit on a rainy day. We had a child's birthday party here last year and were very impressed with the guide.

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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this review

Dear EmmaS2727, Thank you for your excellent review of our aquarium. We will pass on your kind words to our staff who will be pleased to hear them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited today with my 3 young children. So so glad I only paid for me. My eldest has a Blue Peter badge so got in for free; only to be told they stopped that a while ago, my other two are classed as free entry. Very small and was quickly in and out, despite me trying to hold them back.... More 

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