Blue Planet Aquarium

Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 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 Dalmatian Pelicans – Blue Planet Aquarium  is a must see attraction 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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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

Special Offers

  • Annual Pass

    Fancy visiting Europe’s largest collection of sharks as many times as you want for a whole year? Try our Annual Passes for unlimited aquatic fun!

    As the biggest and best aquarium in the North West our passes are great value for all the family. Whether its for you, or for a gift its the perfect membership for any one!

    Not only do annual pass holders get entry for a whole year, you will also have access to a whole range of benefits, including discounted admission for friends and family and reduced prices in our gift shop and restaurant, amongst others.

    As an annual pass holder, you’ll receive:

    10% discount on selected items in our Blue Planet Aquarium Gift Shop, 10% discount on unpackaged items in our Blue Planet Aquarium on-site Restaurant, 10% discount off the normal admission price for any friends or guests you bring when you visit, 10% discount off the total cost of Blue Planet Aquarium birthday Parties, Priority on bookings for all our Diving with Sharks Experiences!

    Annual Passes Prices

    Standard (aged 13+) £61.35

    Junior (up to 12 years) £43.50

    Concession (aged 65+ or student) Proof required £52.50

    Family (2 Standards & 2 Juniors) £203.70

    Buy An Annual Pass Online Now!

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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).

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      524
    • Very Good
      570
    • Average
      724
    • Poor
      561
    • Terrible
      489

    Recent Reviews:

    • Dezzmondo
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      OVERALL FILTHY + RATS!!
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th October 2022
      Shocked at how disgusting the hygiene was at the blue planet. Each section was incredibly grubby like it hadn’t been cleaned in months. There’s no excuse, we arrived the first day of the school... Read full review
    • sazzlebug1985
      Shifnal, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Pretty disappointing experience
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th November 2022
      We visited Blue Planet today and I was quite disappointed to be honest. Firstly, we traveled an hour and a half to get there, only to be told at 11am at the gate that they’d had a power cut and were... Read full review
    • Abby T
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Attractions are great but a disappointing experience.
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th November 2022
      This was our first visit to this place. It could do with some clearer signposting at the entrance as it is not clear at all and was quite cramped with cars belonging to the various car dealerships... 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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