Pirates set to take over Blue Reef Aquarium

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0307 guide days out Pirates weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium rep jj''Stewie's Days Out pix for this week's Guide ''1) Pirates weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium (& PIC)

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THE Blue Reef Aquarium is being taken over by buccaneers, brigands and privateers as part of its Pirates‘ Weekend celebrations from tomorrow until Monday.

Pirates’ Weekend features a variety of fun activities including flag making, story telling, and themed face-painting.

As well as all the aquatic displays – including the giant tropical ocean tank, the predators’ tank and the spectacular living coral reef display – visitors will also be able to take part in treasure trails, competitions and special guided tours around the aquarium accompanied by staff in pirate fancy dress.

Blue Reef’s Lindsay Holloway says: ‘Pirates’ Weekend is always one of the most popular events that we hold here at the aquarium, particularly with our younger visitors but also among the staff!

‘For most people the prospect of having to dress up would fill them with dread, but our staff can’t wait to get out of their uniforms and into their pirates’ gear – they look forward to it all year round.’

Plus, any child who arrives in appropriate fancy dress will get free entry to the aquarium when accompanied by an adult.

The aquarium is located on Southsea seafront, open daily from 10am. Log on to bluereefaquarium.co.uk for details.

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