Fear factor on offer at Tynemouth aquarium

Monkeys inspect a Halloween pumpkin at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth.
Monkeys inspect a Halloween pumpkin at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth.
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Visitors to Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are being offered close encounters with a variety of creepy creatures, revolting reptiles and fearsome fish to mark Halloween.

The half-term holiday event runs from this Saturday until Sunday, November 1.

Anyone in full fancy dress will get £2 off the price of admission.

In addition to eight daily talks and feeding demonstrations, the chance to discover gruesome and grisly facts about the marine world’s weirdest inhabitants, ranging from starfish that throw up their own stomachs to fish that eat excrement, will be on offer.

There will also be a torchlit guided tour around the aquarium at 5pm on Halloween itself, Saturday, October 31.

Not only will the aquarium be decked out in Halloween-themed decorations, but there will also be a fancy-dress competition for visitors and staff will also be dressed in full costumes as well to help visitors get into the spooky spirit!

“The torchlit tour offers a spooky new way of seeing the aquarium and its inhabitants after the lights have gone out,” said Rosie Wiggin, a spokesperson for the Grand Parade tourist attraction.

For further details, call 0191 258 1031.