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Blue Planet Aquarium

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Cheshire Oaks
Ellesmere Port
CH65 9LF

Tel: 0151 357 8804

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Get up close to Awesome Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium and see real scuba divers in our daily feed shows in the Aquatheatre. With one of the best collections of Sharks, Fish, Frogs, Spiders and Otters – Blue Planet Aquarium is the must see day out for all the family.

Watch the dive team feed the fish - all in front of the sharks at our awesome Aquatheatre window. Get an up close view of our black and white tip sharks and Zebra shark in our Coral Reef from our 70m-long underwater tunnel.

Enjoy hands-on encounters at our Rock Pools or explore our all action outdoor play area - Pirate Playground.

With over 50 different exhibits from around the world there's something for everyone.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Helenflute
      Trip Type:
      Great fun.
      4 of 5 stars
      What a great day. Very friendly staff who were full of great information as well as being very animated for our young children. The tanks were clean as well as the surrounding areas. We also had a... Read full review
    • Sue W
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      5 of 5 stars
      very very gud. My 12 yrs old son luved it, which is a bonus 🖒🖒. A must for families with children 😊 Read full review
    • carla290
      Trip Type:
      Lovely afternoon out.
      5 of 5 stars
      The aquarium is a lovely place to visit for all ages. Lots of things to see, set times of talks around the aquarium for you to see all day. Lovely food served in the cafe. Cheaper to book online than... Read full review


    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Wheelchairs available for hire (£10 returnable deposit). Lift access between floors.
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge)


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • Conference facilities
    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Pre-booked guided tour available for up to 15 people in a group for an additional £25

    Special Offers

    • Discounted Entry and Fast Track

      Buy your £1 Blue Planet Aquarium discount voucher from Chester Visitor Information Centre located at Chester Town Hall and receive fast track entry PLUS £3 discount off the gate price.

      Offer link: Chester Attraction Deals

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Blue Planet Aquarium is at junction 10 of the M53 and is easy to find from the M56 and M6. If you're travelling from the M6, join the M56 at J20, then head towards Ellesmere Port and turn onto the M53 at junction15. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Blue Planet and Cheshire Oaks. We have ample car and coach parking.

    Note: Anyone using satellite navigation systems to find us should type in either the postcode CH65 9LF, or Kinsey Road.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Bus
    Regular bus services run from Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales to Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks. From Liverpool take the No 1 bus from Sir Thomas Street. From Chester take the No 1 or No 4 bus from the Central Bus Station.

    By Train
    If travelling by train, the nearest railway station is Ellesmere Port, about 2 miles away. Services run to here from Chester and Liverpool Lime Street Underground Station (Wirral Line).

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    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    All year (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)

    * Weekdays 10am – 5pm, Weekends & School Hols – 10am – 6pm

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Concession£14.00 per ticket
    Adult£16.00 per ticket
    Aged up to 12£11.75 per ticket
    Family (2+2)£54.00 per ticket
    Groovy Grandparents (2+2)£49.50 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.