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Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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1.8/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
Housed in a building that resembles a crashing wave, Blue Planet Aquarium is the largest aquarium in northwest England. You'll see fish from all over the world brightening the tanks inside this architectural phenomenon. Don't miss the underground Aquatunnel, where fish-filled waters will surround you on all sides by . The coral cave, the Amazon section, and the otters are also popular attractions. Purchase and print your ticket from the attraction's website to avoid a line at the ticket counter. With our world travel planner, Chester attractions like Blue Planet Aquarium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Awesome day out at Blue planet. Massive car park and entrance was easy to .spent near 3 hours wandering around the exhibition. Great range of saltwater and fresh water fish ,spiders and amphibians. Th...  read more »
  • It's expensive to get in, plenty to see, busy at the weekend. Kids will enjoy it.. Try and steer the kids away from the shop as they'll rob you blind! 
  • Very good attraction and hard to believe you are not on the coast. very educational and well set out. Both out boys enjoyed it and well worth a few hours if you get fed up with shopping. 
  • It's OK to walk around for a few hours, facilities are good and it's very well laid out. All the animals seem in good condition and it's a nice place! However the entry price is unbelievably high and doesn't included parking. I wouldn't come again unless the price was at the very least halved.
  • Entrance fee for adults and children is expensive and on top of that you have to pay £2.50 extra for parking. Inside is nice and clean. Tanks are well maintained and interesting fish and sea life on display. Eventually saw a reluctant otter come out for feeding. Drinks and food very overpriced experience and customer service in dinning area could be worked on. Arcade machines by entrance mostly out of order even though it takes money. Went through the whole centre within 30mins. Show presented to feed stingrays and general population fish were fun to watch. Most enjoyable for child was the outdoor play area (spend most time there). Luckily you can get return stamp which allows you to enter again throughout the day if so preferred. Overall just an overpriced experience.
  • Went with the family, small child. It is a lovely aquarium and well kept and the staff seem friendly but I do think it is very over priced, I suppose like everything else in the UK! The restaurant/cafe too expensive ended up not bothering to get any lunch. Had a cappuchino that was cold. Watched the aquarium show but nothing overly special. Dont think I would go again.
  • A good aquarium with nice knowledgable staff. Exhibits are well maintained and provide a good level of educational material, including human impacts on the sea and shores. If you take a child I strongly recommend you take them there to learn. There is a lot of very important information the next generation needs to know that can be gained from here.
  • Vastly over priced and had to pay for parking on top of this. We struggled to make the visit last an hour and we're happy to leave thanks to the several screaming and shouting school tunnel would have been great had it not been ruined by them. Will not visit again nor recommend
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