Summer holidays are approaching fast. If you want to give your kids a day out they'll still be talking about come September, how about one of Blue Planet Aquarium's experience packages?
We've got two places on two different experience packages to give away. The first is the Bubblemaker Dive Experience which gives 8 to 14-year-olds the chance to try diving with the aquarium's Sand Tiger Sharks close by.
Qualified PADI diving instructors will take the youngsters through the skills they need to dive in the training pool. They'll be taught about diving equipment before being kitted out in dive gear and taken to the bottom of the pool. It's a great way to try out the basics of scuba-diving in a safe, child-friendly environment. It costs £30 per child.
Second up is the Marine Team Experience. This gives 7 to 12-year-olds the opportunity to join the aquarium's team for the day. The full-day experience, which includes lunch and refreshments, lets children see behind the scenes and learn some of the best kept secrets of how the aquarium works with the marine life in its care.
The children get to take part in display creation and public feeding displays, amongst other activities. The days ends with them helping to present a show in the Aquatheatre. Children interested in sea creatures or budding ecologists will love it. It costs £35 per child.
Blue Planet Aquarium is located near Ellesmere Port near junction 10 of the M53 (off the M56), so it's an easy drive from Manchester and Liverpool.