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FISHY FRIGHTS FOR SEAQUARIUM’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR


Release Date: Sunday 22 October 2017

A black train millipede joins the ‘Face Your Fears’ exhibit for the spooky season.

Even the oceans aren’t safe from ghoulish goings on this Halloween, with the annual Spooky Spectacular event providing all manners of sea-worthy scares. 

From Saturday 21 October to Sunday 5 November, Rhyl’s SeaQuarium is a haunted haven for all manner of creepy creatures, slippery sea life and nerve-racking nature during the spookiest of seasons. 

Bringing even more frights for Halloween are brand new black train millipedes! The leggy creature is one of the longest species of millipede in the world and its wild counterparts are usually found amongst rotten trees, leaf litter and fallen fruit. Contrary to popular belief, these cool critters have around 270 legs instead of a thousand - as their name suggests. The millipedes can be found in the aquarium’s ‘Face Your Fears’ exhibit, where brave guest can also find rats, tarantulas and hissing cockroaches. 

Natalie Lewis, Displays Assistant, said, “Black train millipedes are very interesting creepy crawlies. They are one of the bigger species of millipede, growing up to approximately 35cm long! They love to munch on decaying fruit and vegetables and come from East Africa, where they can usually be found curled up under a log during the daytime, as they are mainly nocturnal.” 

She added, “Our new arrival will make the existing display fabulous!” 

As part of the eerie celebrations, there will be Torchlight Tours taking place on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Tuesday 31 October. With only a torch in hand to light the way, tour guides will show you the darker side of the SeaQuarium and unearth some of its terrifying tales by torchlight! 

Torchlight Tours also include ghastly games, a meal deal and drink, and an exclusive night time harbour seal feed! Children are provided with a goody bag as a memento of their spooky adventure. Time slots are available from 5:00pm to 6.30pm or 6:30pm to 8pm. For a scarier experience, the later time slot is advised! 

If that does not scare you enough, the aquarium will be alive with spooky seal shows, Halloween crafts and eerie tales of the deep! 

 

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TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.
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