Bristol Aquarium is being taken over by buccaneers, brigands and privateers next as part of their Pirates‘ Week celebrations (Saturday, February 19th – Sunday, February 27th).
Staff are busy putting the finishing touches to their own pirates’ costumes and any child who arrives in full pirate fancy dress will get discounted entry to the aquarium when accompanied by an adult.
Pirates’ Week features a variety of fun activities including pirate shows, a pirate trail around the aquarium, a pirates’ colouring area and pirate mask making workshops.
Bristol’s very own Pirate Pete will also be making special appearances at the aquarium throughout the week for pirate storytelling sessions.
Bristol Aquarium’s Mike Coe said: “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’ve been looking forward to it all year.”
“We’re really hoping younger visitors will join in the fun and come in their own pirates’ costumes,” he added.
The aquarium showcases native and tropical marine and freshwater creatures from around the world in naturally themed habitats designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
Visitors embark on a fascinating journey from the British coast through warmer waters to exotic tropical seas.
Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship – home to native sharks, rays and huge shoaling cod, a Bristol harbour scene – complete with stunning murals, a ‘walk-in’ seahorse display and a wooden footbridge, over the open-top giant coral seas display; home to tropical sharks and stingrays.