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Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay – School Trips, Curriculum-linked Activities & Outreach Programmes

Location(s)Towan Promenade, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DU
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for schools visiting Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay (Updated 13-03-2020)

Coronavirus advice for educational settings by Public Health England

School and College Education

Each year we have over 3000 school visitors, at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay.
All schools booking with us receive a presentation of their choice included in the cost of their visit.

You can choose from a Rockpool Encounter, Shark Workshop or Guided tour.
Both presentations and guided tours are designed to relate to the Primary Schools National Curriculum and cover Key Stages 1 – 4 and years 1 to 11.

Bookings include a free familiarisation visit.

Topics covered include Habitats, Life-cycles, Food-chains, Biology, Survival, Identifying and Classifying Animals.

Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the year group and focus of the group as requested.

Educational School Presentations

Rockpool Encounter Key stages 1 – 4, recommended for Years 1 – 9.
An opportunity to meet live rock pool creatures in an interactive, hands on encounter. Learn all about these fascinating animals and how they have adapted to survive in one of the toughest habitats on earth. Topics covered include food webs, adaptation, identification, and habitat conditions including changes between tides.

Shark Workshop Key Stages 2 – 11, recommended for Years 3 – 11
This presentation focuses on Sharks, their habitats, adaptations to their environment, variations, life cycles, conservation. Also discusses anatomy and physiology with a focus on the difference between these organisms skeletons and other vertebrates. This workshop also includes a close look at a shark’s dentition, the different types of teeth and their primary uses. Props are also used for a really close up look at sharks jaws, teeth, skin and egg cases.

Guided Tour Key Stages 2 -11, recommended for Years 3 -11
These will be focussed on relating our animal displays to specific broad curriculum topics such as Living things and their Habitats, Life Cycles, Food Chains and Classification. The curriculum points covered will be dependant on the school year and the topic chosen.

Please call us on 01637 878134 or Email Blue Reef Newquayusing the form below for more information.

Outreach – If you can’t come to the aquarium, let us come to you!

  • Our interactive workshops can be brought right into your classroom to bring the seashore to life. Meet a variety of rockpool animals you may encounter on our shores, including crabs, lobsters, starfish and more.
  • The Cornish Coastline offers a whole host of different seashore environments, book for one of our marine experts to join you on a trip to the beach where they can be on hand to help find and identify the myriad of rockpool creatures you may encounter.

Health and Safety – Risk assessments are available upon request.

We also offer a free pre-familiarisation visits so call us on 01637 878134 or email us to find out more information.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All schools must pay the full balance of the visit on arrival at Blue Reef Aquarium Cash and Credit cards are accepted (with the exception of American Express).
    An Invoice may be raised with prior arrangement and must be paid in full before the date of the visit. A receipt will be provided on the day.
  2. Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis and you are strongly advised to book early for peak periods (May, June and July).
  3. Blue Reef is not responsible for personal items damaged or lost within the attraction or surrounding ground and car park, other than in circumstances covered by our Public Liability Insurance.
  4. All groups are advised to take out their own personal insurance for out-of-school visits and activities.
  5. Blue Reef Aquarium would like to remind all visitors that for operational or other circumstances, certain exhibits, attractions or facilities may be unavailable at any time.
  6. Blue Reef reserves the right to ask any individual or party to leave the premises if they are causing disruption or acting in a way that offends or disturbs other visitors.  No monies will be refundable in this event.


Availability & How to Book

We are ready to organise your special event for you and answer any queries you may have.

Please complete the enquiry form below and someone will get back to you.

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