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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Good exhibits

Came here on a rainy day with our 11 month old. Really child friendly place with a decent cafe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlbury, United Kingdom
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Another good trip

My husband and I visited with our 7 week old baby and really enjoyed our visit. Our little girl... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds...more
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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here on a rainy day with our 11 month old. Really child friendly place with a decent cafe. They manage to pack a lot of interesting sea life into a fairly small building. Sharks, seahorses, octopus, a Loggerhead turtle, crocodiles, cave fish, tetras, lion...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

£38 for 2 adults and 2 children to get in, took about 20 minutes to see everything. Really disappointing. Wouldn’t pay to go there again!

Thank Trek12764853010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited with our 7 week old baby and really enjoyed our visit. Our little girl slept most of the way around but woke when we were under the tunnel and this definitely caught her attention. The colours and the movements of...More

Thank Bubbaorr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit, lots to see, kids had a wonderful time, the turtle at the rnd was lovely to watch, just swimming around....

Thank ghdhhdf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is good to spend about 4O minutes, but order tickets online for discount an hour before. Also, don’t take teenagers - unless you fancy paying an adult price for them. My partner and I went with our three children, aged 2, 6 and...More

Thank Taranat73
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue reef aquarium was a lot smaller the we expected we finish the tour within 20 mins and there wasn't much to look at I will say the turtle was outstanding to watch and we spent most of our time on the top level...More

Thank Kizzy1387
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely little aquarium right on the beach front! A smallish aquarium but they pack a lot in a small space. Really clean tanks and lots of information sheets around too. Loved the tank with the tunnel and viewing from the top! Easily spend a...More

Thank cmay22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only downside to this aquarium is its size. When we got to the end I thought we were going through to another room but in fact it was the exit to the shop. On the day we visited there were three families (in total)...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around £40 for a family of 4. Spent about 90 mins there and the aquarium is very well maintained with clean tanks and the fish all in very good condition. The labels were informative and easy to read with a great mix of local saltwater...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting Aquarium small but plenty to see situated beside a loverly beach, Addmission fee lasts for the full day.

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emma j
October 10, 2018|
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Response from superhans007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes im pretty sure you can. Although there’s steps I’m sure there is also a lift.
Debbie T
June 4, 2018|
Response from moocher | Reviewed this property |
no ts not a part of the sealife center group
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Bran H | Reviewed this property |
I think youl be fine, with push chair.