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Blue Planet Aquarium

Features Animals
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ok so I totally get that it costs a fortune to keep these animals healthy, 1 adult 2 under 12’s is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrew B
Widnes, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nothing Special

We ended up with a few hours with nothing to do as our plans had fallen through. Blue Planet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa H
Banbury, 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 today via mobile

First time been to blue planet aquarium. Found it really good the staff are very helpful if you asked them any questions. It was very clean and it is a good day out for all ages

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed today via mobile

We went with my 7 month old she loved the sea life centre so I knew she’d like this. She did have a good time however the tanks look dirty and run down with leaks and it all looks very tired. There’s not a lot...More

Thank 670lynseyc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok so I totally get that it costs a fortune to keep these animals healthy, 1 adult 2 under 12’s is £44.15 but I sort of understand that, however charging £2.50 for all day parking is just outrageous. A chocolate bar (Snickers) is £1.75 Chester...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looked forward to taking the kids out for the day with my friends family as well. We had a family ticket to pay for and additional child over 12 as well. Well about hour and half later we where done... there is no where near...More

Thank Gill J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy cloudy day so we were looking for an indoor activity. Took a 4 and a 7 year old. Over priced for what you get. Sea Life center is much better value for money - Trafford Center or Birmingham- even the Liverpool World museums...More

Thank wooowee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up with a few hours with nothing to do as our plans had fallen through. Blue Planet aquarium was suggest so we thought why not. First shocker was the ticket prices. We bought ours from Chester Visitor Information in the city centre. It...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight was the octopus and sharks but that was about it. There were lots of staff to hand if you wanted to ask a question. However £18 each is just too much money to charge when it took us 45 minutes to go around...More

Thank KJC3009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a return trip after previous visit. It takes about an hour and a half to see everything including a theatre show. The show introduced divers who were feeding the fish and it was ok but could have included more facts and information. The...More

Thank Susie Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very disappointed with blue planet. It cost nearly £20 for an adult ticket, then to have to pay for the car park on top is ridiculous. The experience is very short me and my son were there for an hour and had been...More

Thank Joel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely aquarium but it's not a full day activity a couple of hours maybe 3 at the most. It's clean, informative with staff on hand for the kids to ask questions and lots of photo opportunities for them. Seeing the fish close us in...More

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Sue W
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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 Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Every penny. Amazing
Stephen T
2 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Haha! Yes they actually do, battered cod & chips.