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EGGCITING EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT SEAQUARIUM WESTON


Release Date: Friday 23 March 2018

Find the Golden Egg hidden by Sid the Shark

Back by popular demand, staff at SeaQuarium Weston are gearing up for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza event for three weeks of Easter family fun.
 

From Saturday 24 March to Sunday 15 April, guests will have the opportunity to eggsplore the aquarium to see of all of its fishy inhabitants. Children are encouraged to follow the Eggsplorers Trail and unscramble a secret password to win an Easter prize and sticker.

 

It’s not just Easter eggs hidden around the aquarium; this year staff at the centre are excited to find that the thornback rays have been laying eggs. Ray eggs, known as mermaids purses, can be seen in the nursery tank, where they are kept safe from the larger fish. Staff will be keeping a watchful eye on the eggs to check if they are fertile and to monitor their development over the next five months until they hopefully hatch into baby rays.

 

In recent years, several species of rays, sharks and skates around the British coast have dramatically declined in numbers. SeaQuarium Weston have been working closely with Shark Trust to support conservation efforts for these charismatic creatures.

 

Mermaids purses can be found on beaches throughout the UK, and staff are encouraging anyone who spots egg cases on the beach to get in contact with them or visit www.eggcase.co.uk to report their findings. Information of where these are found will provide the Shark Trust a better understanding of species abundance and distribution.

 

There is one egg in particular that should be found - the Golden Egg! Guests will have the chance win an Easter basket of goodies - all they have to do is find the Golden Egg, which the aquarium’s excitable mascot, Sid the Shark, has sneakily hidden somewhere in the aquarium. Once found, guests will have to take their best selfie with it and upload the photo to SeaQuarium’s Facebook page for a chance to win.

 

Displays Aquarist, Fleur Rooney-Mikic said, “I am really excited for this year’s Easter event. I am passionate about the conservation of our native sharks and rays, so having the chance to get everyone involved with egg case spotting is a great opportunity. I am also excited to see what Facebook entries we get this year from the Golden Egg selfies - we had some great entries last year!”

As well as egg hunting, there will be talks, feeds and presentations throughout the day as well as a chance to get creative in the Eggsplorers Craft Club, where children can make their very own Easter friend to take away with them.

 

Guest are encouraged to keep an eye out for the resident friendly big fish - Sid the Shark. Sid will be helping guests to complete the Eggslorers Trail and joining in with the Easter fun.

Easter activities are included in the standard admission price, with the exception of the Eggsplorers Trail, which includes a small fee. SeaQuarium is open daily from 10:00am with last admission at 5:00pm. Standard admission prices are £9.50 for adults, £7.50 for children and £8.50 for concessions.


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TODAY AT WESTON...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 5.30pm
CLOSES: 6.30pm

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £7.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.50
(Senior Citizen, Student).

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