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About Us, Blue Planet Aquarium

About Us

The Blue Planet Aquarium is home to an awe-inspiring collection of creatures – huge sharks, venomous spiders, rainbow-coloured fish, and some very cute dwarf crocodiles. It's located at junction 10 of the M53 (off the M56), so it's an easy drive from Manchester and Liverpool.

The aquarium's newest attraction is 'Venom' – a collection of the planet's deadliest animals behind specially reinforced displays that allow you to get as close as you dare. The Tarantula Tower sounds like a horrifying experience (for arachnophobes at least) – it takes you face to face with over 50 giant spiders. Other scary beasts include stinging jellyfish, the white lipped tree viper, and stonefish – the world's most lethal fish.

There's also an Aquatheatre where a presenter will tell you all about the creatures swimming by, plus loads of aquatic environments, from swamps to coral reefs to rainforests, all complete with their own collection of fishy or reptilian inhabitants. Outside you'll find a spacious otter enclosure and a pirate-themed adventure playground.

The aquarium is a great place to go if you want a holiday attraction that sneaks in a bit of learning amongst all the fun – the displays are aimed at children and contain loads of interesting facts about the creatures and the aquarium's conservation work.

There's also a cafe, free parking, and that all-important feature, a souvenir shop. Blue Planet Aquarium is open from 10am to 6pm during school holidays and weekends (5pm on weekdays outside of school holidays).

Ticket Information

You can buy Blue Planet Aquarium tickets online or on the day.

Admission Prices
Ticket Type Price
Adult £14.75
Child (up to 14) £10.75
Concession (OAPs, students etc) £12.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £49.00
Groovy Grandparent Ticket
(2 senior citizens and 2 children, up to 14yrs)

Opening times

Blue Planet Aquarium is open daily from 10am

Blue Planet Aquarium is open all year, closed only on Christmas Day.

Closing times vary:

During school holidays we close at 6pm every day

Outside of school holidays we close at 6pm on weekend days and 5pm on weekdays

Blue Planet Aquarium reserves the right to alter opening and closing times without prior notice.


Blue Planet Aquarium is easy to find.

Using Satellite Navigation?

Anyone using satellite navigation systems to find us should type in either the postcode CH65 9LF, or Kinsey Road.

By Road
Blue Planet Aquarium is at junction 10 of the M53 and is easy to find from the M56 and M6. If you're travelling from the M6, join the M56 at J20, then head towards Ellesmere Port and turn onto the M53 at junction15. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Blue Planet and Cheshire Oaks. We have ample car and coach parking.

By Bus
Regular bus services run from Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales to Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks. From Liverpool take the No 1 bus from Sir Thomas Street. From Chester take the No 1 or No 4 bus from the Central Bus Station.

By Train
If travelling by train, the nearest railway station is Ellesmere Port, about 2 miles away. Services run from Chester and Liverpool Lime Street Underground Station (Wirral Line)..

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