In the last week we have welcomed two stunning new Southern stingrays to the Oceanarium family! The two male southern stingrays have arrived to us on loan from The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth to become part of a ‘captive breeding programme.`

The Southern stingrays have taken up residence in our Key West display and have settled in fantastically!  They are a wonderful addition to the diverse and colourful collection of species already here.


A special occasion has been marked here recently at the Oceanarium, Roxy the mum of our Oriental small clawed otter family celebrated her 3rd birthday!

Roxy was born on 23rd June 2010 at our sister attraction Blackpool Zoo, and photos of her as an otter pup even feature on our interp boards in Otter Oasis. Although we can’t guess which one she is. Can you?




Following on from the most recent government announcement, the Oceanarium is now closed.

We hope to re-open again soon, and will let you know as soon as we are able to.

If you have booked tickets during this period, don’t worry we will keep hold of them, and as soon as we are able to re-open we can rearrange your visit.

Stay Safe!