Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

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#5 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hampshire
Blue Reef Aquarium is located in Portsmouth. To visit Blue Reef Aquarium and other attractions in Portsmouth, use our Portsmouth day trip site .
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  • We enjoyed our trip to blue reef Aquarium but were glad we had found online discount vouchers to reduce the ticket costs. We found the two young women on the desk not particularly friendly or helpful....  more »
  • Website makes the whole place look much bigger than it is. Tiny Sharks, about a meter long. Otter's just stayed in their den. Overall took less than 1 hour to walk through stopping to read and explain...  more »
  • Thought it would be good place to visit on a rainy day. Definitely not worth the money. Very dated and tired. Would not recommend.  more »
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  • Grandchildren enjoyed their visit here. There was a lot to see and also some handling of tropical insects, this was an extra attraction for some. They usually have different things going on in the holidays. Definitely worth a visit if your kids show interest.
  • Relatively small but lovely place to spend few hours around. Didn’t get to showing/feeding times but we’re lead to a turtle tank when it was given food as part of their day routine. Very nice and polite staff. Not a whole day entertainment but a well spent time. Covert quiet and not many people inside so was perfectly comfort for our little autistic boy. Would recommend especially if you don’t have much time or as a little part of your day trip.
  • The aquarium was a bit smaller than I thought, but it still had fantastic displays. I went to two feeding times, which had information on the animals that was really interesting and informative. I had wanted to see the otters, but over the two hours of being there and going back to their enclosure four times, they never came out. This was a little disappointing but animals will do things in their own time. There is an outside area for children to run around while the adults get to take in the great view.
  • Kids always love seeing the fish etc. Ive been here as a teenager and now I'm taking my children, however, it's not changed since I last went, I don't remember it being this small though. Needs a lick of paint and a review of the entry price. There is a good selection of fish, if a little modest but they all seemed well cared for, good for an hours visit if you spend time lingering at the tanks.
  • Fun stop for kids. It's not as large or as comprehensive as the Sea Life Centre though. Fish feeding time was exciting for the kids. Expect to be done in about an hour.

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