Blue Planet Aquarium

Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF

Tel: 0151 357 8804

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About Us

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 Dalmatian Pelicans – 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 the awesome Aquatheatre window. Get an up close view of the giant Sand Tiger sharks, or nurse sharks, zebra sharks and the smallest sharks the Black Tips. View them from the 70m-long underwater tunnel.

You’ll see the Giant Pacific Octopus in the Octopus lighthouse, see the clownfish and tangs in the coral Cave, and search for the deadliest Stonefish in the Venom section. With over 50 different exhibits from around the world there's something for everyone.

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Guide Prices

Standard (13yrs+) £20.45
Concession £17.50
Junior (up to 12 years) £14.50
Family (2 standard and 2 junior, up to 12 yrs) £67.50
Grandparent Family (2 concessions and 2 junior, up to 12 yrs) £63.00

Opening Times

All year (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00

* Last entry on weekdays is at 4pm, and weekends at 5pm

In light of current COVID-19 Government Guidelines Blue Planet are not hosting Talks and Feeds. As restrictions continue to ease they will look to resume Talks and Feeds when it is safe to do so. For full details about onsite safety in response to COVID-19 please visit https://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/the-health-and-safety-visitor-charter/

Blue Planet Aquarium is a safe, family friendly attraction with easy accessibility for push chairs and wheelchairs throughout.

There is ample on-site parking, charged at £2.75 per vehicle (regardless of length of stay).


Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      493
    • Very Good
      552
    • Average
      698
    • Poor
      529
    • Terrible
      467

    Recent Reviews:

    • MrsTCharter
      Northampton, United Kingdom
      Amazing staff.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd August 2021
      We visited Blue planet this weekend for my husbands shark dive experience. Unfortunately due to medical exemption and us not having a doctors note, his dive could not go ahead. We drove for 3 hours... Read full review
    • MrsW160512
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Disappointing and dissatisfying visit - go elsewhere!
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd August 2021
      We came as part of a short break away with friends. We paid £58 for 2 adults and 1 child and our friends paid £69 for 2 adults and 2 children. First impressions were frustrating as straight in the... Read full review
    • 1sebi1
      Amazing Shark Dive
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd August 2021
      I've had an amazing 5/5 stars experience while diving with the sharks and the other sea life, took amazing pictures and seen sharks up close without getting personal. The instructor exceeded far... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    COVID-19 Response

    • Advance booking essential

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge)

    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

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    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

    Contact Us

    Tel: 0151 357 8804

    Tel: 0151 357 8804

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