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Address: Longlooms Road East | 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
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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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Pricey and experience is over before it starts

I expected the place to be a lot larger than what it is and for the price we paid around £50 of a family of 4 we felt you didn't get enough for your money. Once you have followed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
gazken1981
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love coming here with my niece and newphew they love looking at the fish theres loads of different ones which make it great i love how theres activitys for the kids too like face painting! I also love the diving show but theres only so many times you can come here after you seeing it once its always the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked our son's birthday party here at the beginning of July and it was such a success! The team at Blue Planet were really friendly and Donovan our guide kept 10 x 7yr old boys entertained for the whole 2hrs. They had VIP close ups of the Marine life, held several creatures and had ring side seats for the... More 

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Thank FioLewis
liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know it is expensive, but for the amazing sights it is worth it. My grandchildren loved it. Getting up close to sharks and stingrays. We took a picnic it helped to keep the price down a bit.

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Thank anndec
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great for a family day out. Our young childred loved it. Theres plenty to see and its well looked after. The sharks were amazing. It was all over a bit quickly which was a shame but would definately go back again.

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Thank Jroobins
Malton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i decided to book my ticket online to get a discount as if done online the ticket was £15.30 as opposed to £17. then when you got to the end you were then informed that there was a £1.50 booking fee so in the end you would get a 20p saving!!! not impressed at all. then when i arrived i... More 

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Thank Debbie S
PJBPA, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Debbie and thank you for posting a review. I am disappointed that your experience did not live up to your expectations, I would like to clarify that we are the second largest aquarium in the UK, almost as large as the Deep, however we have fourteen zones throughout the aquarium each with its own theme, and differing species. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading all the negative comments on here. We still thought we wud give it a go and I'm so glad we did. Children with me aged 8, 3 and 1. All throughly enjoyed it. Is expensive for what u get and the fact u have to pay for parking is a negative. If it had more activities for children... More 

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Thank chinesefab
Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I expected the place to be a lot larger than what it is and for the price we paid around £50 of a family of 4 we felt you didn't get enough for your money. Once you have followed the routes and viewed all the set ups we were out within an hour or so. There are however some very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived with my husband and daughter expecting a full day out given the admission prices. Upon entry we where left standing waiting to pay whilst listening to a member of staff complain to her colleague about the fact she was working, this was not the best greeting. We found the place to be slightly grubby and in truth looked... More 

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Colwyn bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had passed the signs for this place on many occasions when shopping at the nearby Cheshire oaks shopping outlet so we decided to give it a try, what a bad decision it was, this place consists of large see through tanks with thousands of fish in, many various species I agree, but to charge an adult £15 each to... More 

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Thank evertoneddy
PJBPA, Manager at Blue Planet Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi evertoneddy and thank you for posting a review. clearly we failed to engage with you on your recent visit. Maybe an aquarium is not for you, as to call it boring is far from what we strive to achieve. We hold fourteen shows and feeds here daily, with divers feeding in the main tank as well as the Zoo... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Due to the really hot day, decided we would take children somewhere inside so chose Blue Planet Aquarium. Quite disappointed really. Exhibits hard to see and certainly did not excite any of us. Difficult to find way around and only found walkway interesting. Food limited in choice and rather expensive. Entry costs too high for what was on offer. ladies... More 

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