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Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

(1.8/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • It is a little pricey to go in, but the displays are good, the shows are very informative, and there is a wide variety of sea life to see. It is a great way to spend a few hours on a wet day. Great fo...  more »
  • Spent a few hours here with my partner recently. Lots of different species to see. Learnt a few different things from reading the information about the various bugs/fish etc. Good food too.  more »
  • I expected the aquarium to be much bigger I was quite disappointed I thought it would be similar to The Deep we took our time walking round seeing everything we spent quite a bit of time watching the ...  more »
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  • All fish etc. & tanks looked healthy & in good condition. Spent a lovely 3 hours there with my disabled son, who uses a wheelchair. It was very accessible, plenty of room to get around, lift to lower floor, even though there were a few visitors in wheelchairs & buggies, still had plenty of room. Went in school hols so there were no school parties. I got in free as a carer, bonus ( take a letter of proof). There are picnic benches, in a small outside space with play area, so save some cash & bring your own. Best bits for us were the shark & ray feeding show at a very large glass window, the walk through tunnel good for those with slight sight issues & my son being able to get close to the tanks which were low level see through so he could see while in his wheelchair. Would go again.
  • I took my fiancée and her children here. We all had a great time. The kids loved every bit of it. The only reason I gave a 4 star review is for the price it was over quick and the wait for food was a bit long.
  • Im absolutely shocked at the price and conditions of the place. We went with my little girl for a "nice"day out i was shocked at all the stuff they try and sell you starting with a guide £2.50 are they joking after paying £17 each to get in they then ask for that a cheese burger is £8.95 a portion of chips is £5.95 seriously. The staff are rude and unprofessional and i dont even want to start on the toilets i will be claiming my money back as this is horrific. I decided to feed my little girl her dinner and for some strange reason a memer of staff plonked a rach of dirty pots right next to me blocking my entrance to the table i couldnt make up a worse story if i tried. I will never come here 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.
  • We took our 13 month old daughter for a day out here. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and were unfortunately caught up in a couple of school trips. This didn't take anything away from what we had to see and do. After a wander around Cheshire oaks next door, we re entered after having our hands stamped to be given free entry at any point in the day. It was nice to have a quieter wander around once the school children had left. Given the size of the place you'd expect to see more but we weren't unhappy with our visit. It is a little pricy but it's understandable considering what you see whilst there. All in all, a nice day out, we spent a good 2 and a half hours here between two visits.