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Blue Planet Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great aquaria but awful food

On arrival , loud music emanating from the reception area didn’t bode well but we were assured it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Disappointing that you have to pay to park.

Visited on a Tuesday, lovely and quiet. I understand that it is in a busy area, but charging £2.50... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Britain's Best Aquarium! Come and see Europe's largest collections of sharks through our amazing 71 metre underwater tunnel. You can even swim with them! (Pre-booking necessary - call for details. With over 100 exhibits and 1000's of animals from...more
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Longlooms Road East | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
0151 357 880
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nearly turned away when told the entrance fee but decided to go in, not many about on a Tuesday morning so able to get a good look at everything and what a display , we where very impressed with the number of species on view...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On arrival , loud music emanating from the reception area didn’t bode well but we were assured it wasn’t throughout the aquarium. The experience of the amazing fish in the aquaria was terrific. Sharks swimming so close by and over your head were wonderful. Could...More

Thank caroltA5133ZU
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traveled up from the midlands for the weekend to visit some attractions. Decided to visit the blue planet aquarium at short notice on the Sunday. It cost two adults and one child £50 to enter. Less than an hour later we were done. All I...More

Thank luke23Redditch
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was excellent and we actually went around twice as the variety of species was exceptional. Walking through the tunnel with sharks swimming above you was magnificent. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Zimbabwe57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the aquarium with mixed feelings, went with my two sons and their children, was concerned about the price of parking but charged 2.50 which was for all the time we visited also received free cup of tea, admission for myself was 15.70 as...More

Thank kennepa5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the whole aquarium. The talks and feedings were so interesting. The only issue we had was the cafe was way over priced. We spent over £13 on 2 baguettes that were small & stale and the filling was minimal and cheap tasting.

Thank Loubell86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday, lovely and quiet. I understand that it is in a busy area, but charging £2.50 to park, on top of already quite high prices for a small attraction is just not necessary. If attractions feel the need to charge, just put...More

Thank pricey878
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place lots to see and learn. A great spectacle. lovely for families .. everybody was smiling and excited.

Thank ChrisH468975
Reviewed 1 week ago

To see a great white shark up close is either the most awesome or terrifying experience but you can't help but be utterly captivated by it. So many incredible species on display here in this amazing attraction just outside Chester. The place was very busy...More

Thank njferguson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium has plenty of talks and feeds however we were able to complete the whole aquarium within an hour and a half. The glass tunnel was excellent and we went through three times. I can see why people think of it as overpriced however...More

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Lucy W
26 October 2018|
Response from Trisha K | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, we paid for the parking at the desk at the same time as buying our entry tickets so we paid for everything altogether on our card and were given a ticket for exiting the car park. (Then we found the exit... More
Sue W
31 July 2018|
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Response from James E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an outdoor space and children’s play area just beyond the gift shop
5 March 2018|
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Response from Tylerglo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer this but suspect you'll only be in the water a very short time