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Address: Longlooms Road | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
Phone Number: 0151 357 880
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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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Lots Of Fish

Great day out although quite expensive. Definitely worth attending the talks and presentations. A great shame you can't pet the fish any more :( we went when the children were off... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend this for kids. We saw lots of different fish, sharks, sting rays and otters. Fun day out will be back.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

30min scuba "walk" on the bottom of the main Aquarium ranging from 3 meters to 5 meters in depth. We had free entry to the aquarium beforehand to have a look around which was also good. Was given full safety briefing as well as presentation slides on the actual individual sharks, their names, characteristics as well as the other fish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great day out although quite expensive. Definitely worth attending the talks and presentations. A great shame you can't pet the fish any more :( we went when the children were off school and it was a lot more peaceful

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Too pricey for very little. The shark enclosure is brilliant. Rest, extremely mediocre. Would I visit again?.... Nope

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I took young kids here and they had a great time. The aquarium is safe and they ran around with no problems. The aquarium is very good but very expensive and no longer interactive like it used to be. The food prices here are extortionate and very basic. Overall it's a real disappointment. I understand the maintenance of these places... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Went here during Easter Holidays, the highlight was definitely the conveyor-belt tunnel! We were lucky to be able to touch some starfish too which the kids loved! However there was three of us and it was £46 to get in! I know aquariums have high maintenance costs and I appreciate the effort the team put in but £46 for 2... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Whey to expensive for what you get, not value for money. Not worth a day out for, you struggle to find things to do for the whole day! Would rather go to chester zoo

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

As many people have mentioned very cheeky to charge people to park when they are paying to go on the aquarium. We paid for 2 adults 32.00 each and my 1 year old free. What we saw was good especially the viewing area and tunnel and the people who done the talks were very interesting and know-ledgeable. but it wasn't... More 

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Not impressed, very expensive and not particularly educational or interesting Crowded and the demonstrations are incredibly patronising Disappointed, not a patch on the sea life centre

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dirty, rude abrupt staff, well over priced, badly managed, don't waste your money and disappoint your children!

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