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Blue Planet Aquarium

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England

3 star Rating 3/5 (3 reviews)

Attraction Information

  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Blue Planet Aquarium is an incredible adventure both below and above the sea!

Explore the coral cave with its amazing lighting effects and swarms of tropical fish. There are daily shows in the Aquatheature, where you can learn all about the 1500 fish and Europe’s largest collection of sharks from the presenter as a diver swims amongst them!

Paddle on down to the Amazon River for a glimpse of rainforest life. The hot and humid air will add to your experience as you listen to the frog chorus, bird song and buzzing insects and learn about piranhas and other brilliantly coloured fish. There’s plenty more to see from the Mangrove Swamp, otters, reef and rock pool magic and the Venom attraction – home to deadly creatures!

Discover the animals that live in the depths of the big blue!

  • Pirate playground
  • Undersea walkway
  • Behind the scenes tour


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF, England


Click here to visit Blue Planet Aquarium's website
0151 357 8804

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

School Holidays 10:00 - 18:00


General Admission

Adults: £17.75

Kids (0-12): £12.75

Concessions: £15.50

Under 90cm: Free

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £58.00

More Information

Parking facilities

All Day: £2.50


Extremely poor hygiene!

2 star Rating 2 / 5

Written by Bobbi . 29.03.17

I came with my son and mum, the day out itself was fun and had a really good time, however we will not be returning. After a long drive there, we decided to have some lunch and a cup of tea before walking around. The high hair I put my son in was horrendous, it clearly hadn't been cleaned properly for a couple of days as there was dried on food and we went early and there wasn't many people there so must have been one of the first to use it, all of the high chairs were the same. All of the tables were also unclean and the place was dead so we had our pick but again, they were all in the same state so we had to wipe down table, chairs and high chair before sitting down. The food was nice but then when my mum came to the end of her cup of tea she found what looked like dried up ketchup in the bottom of her cup which makes you question knives/forks/hygiene of the kitchen etc. We didn't complain because we didn't want to stand at the till and reel off a whole list of complaints and spoil our day further. My advice to anyone is if you want to visit blue planet, don't visit the restaurant! Eat and drink somewhere else unless you want to end up poorly as me and my family are just waiting to start feeling unwell after eating there. It's a brilliant day out but got ruined before it had even begun with the shocking state of hygiene in the restaurant

A lot to see - definitely worth a visit

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 11.04.16

I can understand people complaining about the high price to visit but in fairness have these people considered how expensive it is to purchase so many varieties of underwater creatures? Add to that the huge amount of money to provide them with the very best facilities and food. If you want to view these beautiful underwater creatures then it has to cost money or it could not survive.

Poor value for money

3 star Rating 3 / 5

Written by Jess1963 . 31.08.17

My daughter wanted to come and visit as she had heard about the great variety of sea life. The aquarium itself is lovely but was thoroughly ruined by selfish parents and screaming children and pushchairs everywhere. Children were running, screaming, shouting and banging on the glass of the exhibits, during our slightly shortened visit I didn't see or hear a single parent/ carer try to control their kids. Of course not all children behaved badly, just the majority. Also why not ditch the pushchairs as they cause chaos and let's be fair kids in pushchairs won't remember the trip.

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Blue Planet Aquarium

Ellesmere Port

3 star Rating 3/5 (3 reviews)

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