PIRATES, buccaneers and brigands are set to take over a borough aquarium this weekend.
Staff at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are putting the finishing touches to their own pirates’ costumes as part of the Pirates’ Weekend event from Saturday, August 25, and Monday, 27.
Anyone who arrives at the aquarium in full fancy dress will get £2 off the entry charge.
The features a variety of activities including flag making, story telling, swashbuckling fun and games, treasure hunts, colouring competitions, special talks and more.
Even the aquarium’s resident harbour seals are getting in on the act as they demonstrate the best way to walk the plank.