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Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings – School Trips & Guided Tours

Location(s)Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings East Sussex TN34 3DW
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by third-party Administrator

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for schools visiting Blue Reef Aquarium (Updated 14 March 2020)

Our lovely aquarium is uniquely placed in the heart of the largest beach-launched fleet and fishing community in the country – providing a wealth of educational material for children of all key stages.

What Our School Trip Offers

A school visit here takes your pupils on an underwater journey. Starting from the shores of the UK where they’ll come face-to-face with lobsters, seahorses, sharks, and rays; continuing into tropical waters to explore exotic pufferfish, a giant octopus, deadly lionfish, and, of course, Nemo the colourful clownfish.

In addition to this thrilling ocean-world tour, you and your class will also get…

  • A free teacher pre-familiarisation visit (to get to know the aquarium without the kids around)
  • An all-weather visit
  • Goody bags from the gift shop to suit any budget from £1 upwards (available upon request)
  • Free places for teachers based on the following ratios:
    • 1 to 4 Nursery Groups
    • 1 to 6 Primary Education School Groups
    • 1 to 10 Secondary Education School Groups

Pretty much everything you’ll need to make the trip one that your pupils will treasure forever. Feel that we’re missing something? Give us a call on 01424 718776 to let us know what we can do to make the trip special for your class.

Why You Should Take a Guided Tour

For an extra £1.50 per pupil, our aquarists can take you on a guided tour of the aquarium, which lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The children will be led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable aquarists on the ultimate underwater safari, learning about the marine life in each ‘zone’; from native fish found along the British shores to tropical species from around the world. They will explore our Jungle Discovery zone that’s packed full of creepy crawlies and remarkable reptiles – your pupils are sure to bring back a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.

Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is a great location for your next group visit

We offer a fantastic discount of £6.15 per person for groups of 15 or more booking in advance.

Combine your aquarium visit with Smugglers Adventure for only £11.65 per person.

Our multi-attraction tickets combining Blue Reef Aquarium, Smugglers Adventure, and Hastings Castle are extremely popular with groups at just £14.05 per person.

  • FREE leaders at a ratio of 1:10
  • FREE familiarisation visit for two leaders
  • Education pack, risk assessments and quizzes available
  • Information pack with maps available
  • Can cater to large groups

Please call 01424 444412 for more information or email using the contact form below.

Specialist Group Visits
A visit to Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings is a highly stimulating experience for all of our visitors, with bright colourful displays, hands-on-experiences and situated on one level* we are able to provide a great experience for our visitors with heightened needs. To find out more please email using the contact form below or call 01424 444412.

*Please note that there are seven steps down to and seven steps back up from the underwater tunnel.


Availability & How to Book

If you wish to enquire about this workshop/service, please use the form below (underneath the calendar) and someone will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can book this service now using the online diary and booking system below. Select the date you wish to book by clicking your mouse on it (turning the date box black) and repeat until all the dates you wish to book are selected and complete the form below the calendar and press Send. All dates selected will then show as Pending in yellow making them unavailable to anyone else.

If you do not wish to pick dates on the calendar, please fill in suggested dates at the bottom of the form.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your booking request and someone will be in touch with you directly to finalise details and organise everything for you.

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