Aquatics Live, the UK’s largest show for fish and reptile keepers, will be making a return to Olympia Exhibition Centre this November. Now in its second year, the show will be even bigger and better than last year’s event, with more stunning varieties of aquarium and reptile displays, interactive features, leading manufacturers and retailers as well as seminars from world-renowned experts.
Some of the interactive features that will be on show at Aquatics Live include the Family Activity Zone which will have fishy face-painting and arts and crafts modelling. The Marine Wildlife Show, meanwhile, will illustrate talks on conservation, responsibility and sustainability using life-sized models of dolphins, sharks and whales. There will also be Reef Building workshops and the Crocodiles of the World display, which proved to be extremely popular last year.
The two seminar theatres will feature some of the world’s most celebrated aquatic experts, giving talks and participating in daily Q&A sessions. Speakers include world-renowned writer and explorer Heiko Bleher; shrimp and crustacean expert Chris Lukhaup; inspirational aquascaping and authentic habitats creator James Starr-Marshall; and curator of the Long Island Aquarium in New York, Joe Yaiullo, who is one of the world’s leading experts in captive coral care. More names are also be to announced soon!
There will also be plenty of exhibitors, clubs and associations displaying assorted varieties of tropical, marine and cold water fish, plants and corals, plus snakes and other reptiles. Manufacturers and UK retailers will also be showcasing their latest products, and also providing some exceptional offers that are exclusive to Aquatics Live. (Note: fish and reptiles will not be on sale at the show.)
Aquatics Live is a great day out for the whole family, offering a great mix of fun, entertainment and education for both adults and children.
Tickets cost £10 for adults in advance (via the website) or £12.50 on the door; £6.25 for children (5 – 15 years), OAPs and Blue Badge holders. Free entry for under 5s and Blue Badge carers.
For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, please see www.aquatics-live.com. Do also check out their Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest updates, and for some photos of last year’s event!
9am – 6pm, Saturday 10th & 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 11th November 2012
Olympia West Hall
Olympia Exhibition Centre
London W14 0HA