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Address: Longlooms Road | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
Phone Number: 0151 357 880
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Britain's Best Aquarium! Come and see Europe's largest collections of...
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.
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Great experience but expensive

This is a great place to visit so long as you are not watching your pennies. Very educational for children & adults alike.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Wirral
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit so long as you are not watching your pennies. Very educational for children & adults alike.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We accompanied our son to this attraction as his brother had bought him a diving experience for Christmas. Whilst he was getting ready, we had a guided tour of the aquarium. The guide was very amusing but also very informative and knowledgeable. My son enjoyed the experience in the large pool with the sharks and other fish. This experience takes... More 

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Llangadog, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided very last minute to drive the 3 hours to the Blue Planet today. Spent longer getting there and back than we did in the place. Having been a frequent visitor when I lived in Chester 10 years ago I was disappointed to see that the place now seems tired. Not much has changed/ improved since I was there last,... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After reading so many negative reviews I was apprehensive about going, but due to poor weather we thought we would give it a go.... I was pleasantly surprised. We went with our 10month old twins and they loved it. I agree that the price is a little high but I feel that if you take advantage of all that's on... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Reading some of the reviews I do ask myself what planet some people are on! I have been to much lesser attractions for a much higher price. The entrance fee (accepted we were only 2 adults) was fine and we both said the price was reasonable. Please remember that this is a commercial aquarium with a lot of creatures that... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Took our 3 children as a treat, the family ticket was £55 it covered 2 adults and 2 children, I read the reviews before we went but decided to go and make our own minds up, I ended up having to pay an additional £11,95 for our 3 year old son who was a smidge over their 90cm rule. So... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really expensive to get in and you have to pay for parking. Any excuse for money! It was a last minute plans to go out for the day. We are 19 and 21 probably to old to be going but we love these types of places. We had walked around withing 30 minutes? No a great lot to see but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The aquarium is okay, there's plenty to see and the highlight was seeing the sharks getting fed. You can get round the whole attraction in a couple of hours which does make it a pricey outing.

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blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a positive review I am delighted that you enjoyed the aquarium, keep an eye on our website for a fabulous programme of events throughout the summer holidays. Phil Jones Marketing Manager More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked a Red Letter Days voucher for a Shark Dive for Two we had received as a gift. All seemed fine until we were asked to complete a medical questionnaire that the aquarium were seemingly incapable of sending out via email. We called them to give an alternative email address but found out that they had only booked one... More 

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blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Markdicko, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have looked in detail into this and there are a few observations I would like to share with you. There is an e-mail trail of communication that we have checked, and the original booking was only made for one dive. In the same communication it stated clearly... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nearly choked when we found out we had to pay for parking! Upon entering the cashier asked me to remove, what clearly is a baby, a blanket so he could gauge free admission. Then the price £45 for two adults and one 5 year old, we had a walk round done within one hour, the 'informative talk' well that was... More 

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blueplanetaquarium, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. May I firstly apologise if you took offence at asking for a height check to be performed on your youngster, this is a policy so that we can let anyone under 90 cm tall in free of charge. From your comments you clearly didn't engage with what we tried to present here at Blue... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Planet Aquarium

Address: Address: Longlooms Road | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
Phone Number: 0151 357 880
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Ellesmere Port
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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