Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth | Day Out With The Kids

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Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Portsmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Aquariums

Attraction Information

Go on a journey through local waters, home to native sharks, ray fish and dog fish to the more playful otters, or the incredible black tip reef shark, as you swim through over 40 different displays.

Get the best view of the ocean without getting wet as you wander through the tunnel and see loggerhead turtles and colourful fish swim above your head before spotting the reef fish that dart like lightening around the pulsating coral. Don’t forget to keep your fingers and toes to yourself as you pay a visit to the crabs, lobsters and shrimps!

Stay dry while exploring the ocean!

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £11.30
Kids (3-12): £8.75
Under 3's: free
Concessions: £10.25

Travel & Contact Information


Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3PB, England

Phone number

023 9287 5222



Click here to visit Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car parking is available by the Esplanade on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled visitors please contact the aquarium prior to visiting for further information on accessibility and parking. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Expensive - but kids will love it 3 out of 5 stars

Whilst it is great for the kids to learn all about the sea creatures it is very expensive for what is in effect an hour long event! worth saving a bit of money and making a day of southsea including the aquarium is well worth it, the kids will love it!

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