Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

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. Plan to visit Blue Planet Aquarium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chester attractions using our Chester trip planner.
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  • Covered it all in under an hour, the feeds are good to watch. They advertise crocodiles, we saw 1, otters, the enclosure was badly sign posted & appeared empty, largest sharks in Europe, they had 3 sh...  more »
  • Me and my partner visited today with our 2 children and I have to say it is just too expensive for what it is. It cost £50+ just for me, my partner and his little boy (our daughter was in a pram and f...  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit 4 and 7 year old Loved the many variety of fish and sea creatures Great underwater show! Fab outside playground Just expensive drinks and ice creams  more »
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  • Great variety, well presented. A more personal experience than other any aquariums we have attended. The free-form route layout permits age-appropriate exploration, allowing children to linger according to interest, inviting curiosity and a sense of "togetherness" with nature. (No "conveyor belt" of impatient voyeurs shoving you from behind!) Well worth travelling 80 miles just for this, especially on a rainy day.
  • What a great place for families and groups alike or even as I did just my daughter and I. We loved exploring all the areas which are clearly signed. The inside is decorated like an exotic tropical forest where you can see all the fish, frogs and other underwater creatures. There is a tunnel through which you travel on a moving floor and overhead you can see all the fish and sharks. There's a large restaurant for snacks and drinks. Staff are really informative and helpful. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Very good place to take grandchildren. Tanks are easy to see with many different fish. Show was entertaining and seeing divers swimming with sharks was fascinating. Tunnel in main tank was brilliant. You could see sharks and rays close up.
  • Is it worth £33 for 2 adults when I also take In to account the contribution to marine protection? Maybe to be honest. The walk through tunnel was cool. The rest of it was okay. They seriously need someone to go in and look at the offering as I would not go back anytime soon. A pity really as to have a unique aquarium on your door step would be quite cool if it was so.much more. The interaction for kids also seems a token effort . The amount of wall space they dedicated to plastic In the oceans is woeful. The best piece was the local information. I did not know before this what was on the north Wales coastline especially in the estuary. Now that would be worth seeing.and yet there are no onward sales or pointers of how you can see them apart from the nature reserve. Pity.
  • Brilliant aquarium with walk through tunnels under the main tank. Talks by staff were fun and informative. However it is an expensive day out for a family of 4.

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