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Blue Planet Aquarium

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Cheshire Oaks
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH65 9LF

Tel: 0151 357 8804

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About

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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      277
    • Very Good
      361
    • Average
      435
    • Poor
      356
    • Terrible
      285

    Recent Reviews:

    • sophie j
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Overpriced for what it is
      3 of 5 stars
      27/09/2016
      The aquarium was very good and the staff helpful and knowledgeable but to go round the whole aquarium took only and hour and a half when i had paid a very similar price to visit chester zoo the day... Read full review
    • Dion S
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Perfect day out for kids
      5 of 5 stars
      26/09/2016
      Took my 4 year old son to the Aquarium on Sunday, we had a fantastic time! From the minute we walked in the door he was captivated by everything around him, the staff were friendly and the young... Read full review
    • Elaine J
      Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Day out with family
      5 of 5 stars
      26/09/2016
      This was a great place to visit. It has things for everyone even do discounts for special needs. Staff very helpful with you and could answer all questions we asked while just going round the... Read full review

    Facilities

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Accessibility

    • 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)

    Catering

    • 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)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0017:00*
    Tuesday10:0017:00*
    Wednesday10:0017:00*
    Thursday10:0017:00*
    Friday10:0017:00*
    Saturday10:0018:00*
    Sunday10:0018:00*

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

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

    Prices

    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.