Booking is essential for all events but feel free to attend as many or as few events as you wish to. Activities have been timed not to overlap to allow alumni to attend all or as many events as they wish. Click on the link here to purchase your tickets for each individual event.
FRIDAY, 24TH MAY 2024
Prosecco evening at Anglesey Sea Zoo
Venue: Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
Time: 6:30pm. Tours start at 7:00pm
Cost: £24.95 per person (includes tour, Prosecco and hot and cold buffet)
The reunion weekend of events will kick-off with a guided tour of the Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn, with prosecco and a buffet.
The Anglesey Sea Zoo lies on the shore of the Menai Strait in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views across the Snowdonia Mountain range. The business first opened in 1984 and has always been the largest attraction on Anglesey and remains more than ever an important employer and contributor to the local economy and community. All the water for the exhibits is pumped directly from the sea and returns to the sea, so the animals experience natural food particles, seasonality and temperatures in the water supply.
Frankie Hobro is the Director and Owner of Anglesey Sea Zoo and an alumna of Bangor University. Frankie has always been a passionate advocate for conservation, particularly endangered species and marine conservation and has held many positions involving lecturing and teaching environmental, conservation, marine biology and ecology to various levels and ages, both in developing countries and elsewhere. Today the Anglesey Sea Zoo is a unique product as the only exclusively British aquarium, housing only native species with an entirely natural sea water supply directly from the Menai Strait.
Join Frankie for an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Anglesey Sea Zoo marine conservation centre and its facilities while enjoying a glass or two of fizz!
Meet at the entrance and enjoy a glass of prosecco as you have a guided tour through the aquarium and all its facilities, including the lobster hatchery of Wales and breeding and conservation programmes for both species of British seahorses and spiny lobsters. Learn all about the everyday running of the marine centre and all its inhabitants and Frankie’s ongoing sustainability journey.
After the guided tour a hot and cold buffet will be served, and you will be free to wander around observing the facilities in more detail and to ask as many questions as you like.
The cost of this event will be £24.95 per person, includes Prosecco and buffet. Further alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available in the Rockpool Café during the buffet.
SATURDAY, 25TH MAY 2024
Tour of the RV Prince Madog (approx. 1hr)
Venue: Menai Bridge
Cost: No charge
We hope to offer tours of the RV Prince Madog on the morning of Saturday 25th May.
This is subject to the vessel’s availability, so please register your place on the shop website and we will be in touch with further details This activity is limited to adults.
Ribride – Menai Adventure (approx. 1hr)
Venue: St George’s Pier, Menai Bridge
Cost: £32 per person
As for our previous reunion, we have arranged a RibRide tour of the Menai Strait for Saturday afternoon. The tour will be the Menai Adventure (see https://www.ribride.co.uk for details) and the cost will be £32 per person. The age restriction is 4+ years.
Family-friendly tour of Anglesey Sea Zoo (available on Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
Cost: Adults £15.00, Children (Under 12) £12.50
A family friendly behind-the-scenes guided tour of Anglesey Sea Zoo. Join the team for an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Anglesey Sea Zoo marine conservation centre and its facilities.
After the tour you will be free to ask as many questions as you like, then enjoy a complimentary game of crazy golf and either spend the rest of the day on site or return again whenever you like over the weekend with your ticket.
This family-friendly tour is suitable for all ages and is not limited to families. There is full disabled access across the site.
Tickets are valid for the whole weekend so you can return as many times as you like. Ticket price includes a complimentary game of crazy golf and admission to all daily talks, feeds and interactive sessions.
Afternoon refreshments – Marine Centre Wales (approx. 1.5hr)
Venue: Marine Centre Wales, Menai Bridge
Cost: £7.50 per person
For those that wish to meet after the Rib Rides and/or prior to our evening meal, we will be offering teas/coffees and the Bangor University catering department’s infamous chocolate brownies in Marine Centre Wales in Menai Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Anniversary Reunion Dinner
Venue: Neuadd Reichel, Bangor University, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: £50 per person
The Landmark Event for the 30th anniversary reunion will be a dinner to held at Neuadd Reichel at the University in Bangor. This event will include a welcome drink, three course dinner, wine, non-alcoholic alternative and after dinner coffee/tea. The cost will be £50 per person and an adjoining pay-for bar will be available for additional drinks, as required. Capacity is limited, so tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book now!
SUNDAY, 26TH MAY 2024
Guided walk to Llanddwyn Island (approx. 2-3 hrs)
Venue: Meet at Newborough Beach main car park
Cost: No charge for the tour, but car park fees will be applicable.
For those that wish to get some fresh air after Saturday evening’s meal, we have arranged a walk to Llanddwyn Island on the west coast of Anglesey on Sunday morning. The walk will be led by a local expert assisted by Prof. Dei Huws (Reader in the School of Ocean Sciences). The walk will take approximately two hours and will include information on the local flora/fauna/geology.
There is no charge for joining the walk, but please register your interest via the online shop.
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Accommodation has been reserved for attendees of the reunion the University’s halls of Residence on the Ffriddoedd site and Management Centre in Bangor. Please book accommodation directly uding the links and codes below:
Halls of Residence
£40 per night, all single rooms.
Please book directly here, quoting code: SOS24
A variety of rooms are available in the University’s Management Centre on College Road, Bangor.
To book, please call reception on 01248 365912, quoting GA01857
Please contact Bethan Perkins, Alumni Relations Officer, with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org