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Blue Planet Aquarium

Longlooms Road | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
0151 357 880
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 around the world, there's something for the whole family at Blue Planet Aquarium. « less
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place would be fine if the car park was free, there were no gimmicky game machines and the entrance fee was half the price. However, it felt like at every turn they were trying to fleece parents into parting cash. The tunnel aquarium was good and it was good to see the sharks and divers. More of the aquarium... More

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323 reviews 323 reviews
55 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Let me start with the positive - the fish are great - the rest of the experience is poor. We booked on line and went for the family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) only to realize it was cheaper to book the 4 tickets individually - so beware of that catch. In fact I got the impression that the... More

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LIVERPOOL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Arrived with my son and two 2yr old grandkids , £56.00 entrance & 2.50 to park ,couldn't comment on the place as i turned around and went to chester zoo instead ,but from what others are saying i'm glad i did.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went on Monday with my daughter and grandaughter. Expensive £16 to get in and £2.50 to park. Had not been for years and was disappointed with how run down the place seemed. Very dark and could do with updating. Got around in about 40 minutes, bit of a sad place really. The shark tank is amazing though, my husband had... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on Saturday, 16 pound each and a 2.50 charge for parking is ridiculous .. An hour maximum we were there!!! Not able to stroke star fish anymore... Mega disappointed!! Was boring.. Nothing fantastic to even see!! Not going ever again!!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I bought the shark dive encounter for my partner as a gift. He really enjoyed it, said it was a once in a lifetime experience and well worth the money. However, myself and my 3 year old son went as spectators, which was included in the price. Looked round aquarium, went in playarea, shop etc. This took an hour, maximum.... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

For £36 I expect better. Dragging out the day as far as possible we still only got 3 hours. A number of the shows we attempted to attend we're cancelled and frankly that moving conveyer belt next to the non moving carpet is a badly designed nightmare if you have a combination of kids on foot and a buggy to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice and well laid out aquarium. Plenty of displays of all the usual stuff. Priced on par with other aquariums (ie expensive) Seemed on our trip that one of the talks did not take place as advertised. Moving walkway through the tunnel is very good and gives you a great chance to film the fish without falling over. Could do... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Trip started badly with a £2.50 charge for parking my car in the Blue Planet car park! Can only think that this is to fleece just that little bit extra out of customers - don't think (like me) that the charge will be redeemed against your (extortionate) entrance fee coz it wont. It cost me and my 3 year old... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well I have not visited here since its original opening all those years ago in primary school. Visiting here today 15/7/14 it was very quiet no que and I would say there was only two other families in the entire building. The displays has not changed much since it first opened. New fish though and interesting things to see and... More

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