Aquarium to let it go for Christmas tea party

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An aquarium is preparing to host a popular snow queen this weekend.

Residents are being reminded that the deadline is approaching to book a place at the ‘Frozen’-themed Christmas tea party.

Elsa will be hosting the event at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium on Wednesday, December 23.

There will be the chance to meet the snow queen and enjoy a guided tour of the aquarium followed by a tea party in the café.

Blue Reef’s Rosie Wiggin said: “It’s a magical way to prepare for Christmas and we are all looking forward to welcoming Elsa to the aquarium.

“We are also encouraging all the children to dress up for the occasion and we’re hoping the staff will also join in the fun.”

Meeting in the aquarium at 10.45am, each child will get to choose their own Under the Sea lunchbox before joining Elsa and one of the Blue Reef aquarists on a tour of the displays.

Then at noon it is back to the cafe for the tea party before enjoying Frozen-themed sing-alongs, stories and activities.

Finishing at 1pm, each child will receive a frozen party bag. The cost per child is £13.50 and places are limited to a maximum of 30.

Children must be aged two and above to take part. Children under five years old are allowed one free adult to accompany them on the guided tour.

Parents of children over five years of age can either wait in the cafe or be offered a discounted price to join the tour.

If less than 10 children book, the event will be cancelled and full refunds provided to those who have paid. When booking you will need to provide adult’s name and number and child’s full name and age.

Payment of £13.50 per child must be made by Monday, December 21.

Payment by cash must be in person at Blue Reef Aquarium between 10am and 4pm. Payment by card can be in person or over the phone via (0191) 258 1031. Payment is non-refundable.