About this attraction

Journey underwater with Blue Planet Aquarium!

Blue Planet Aquarium is a great adventure for all the family, with 100 living displays of various marine life, an outdoor adventure playground, and an underwater kitchen to feed the little ones from. Located just twenty minutes from Chester city centre, the aquarium is easily accessible by car and public transport. If you're looking for a Blue Planet Aquarium promo code, simply sign up for Kids Pass and get access to great savings!

Top things to do at Blue Planet Aquarium

Daily Dive Shows

Take the family on an experience with one of the largest collections of sharks in Europe, when you visit the amazing Aquatheatre and take in a fascinating daily dive show. With a hosted Q&A session, breath-taking views of the Caribbean Reef, over 1,500 fish, and huge 10-feet Sand Tiger sharks, this interactive event lets your little ones ask the questions, whilst you sit back and enjoy the show.

Pirate Playground

When you’re ready to come up for air, you can visit the Pirate Playground outdoor adventure area, and watch the kids climb aboard the shipwreck and slides, before trying their strength on the monkey bars!

Coral Cave

The Coral Cave features a dazzling array of Puffer Fish, Rays, Clownfish, and Tropical Reef fish, amongst the rest of the reef-dwellers. Bubble Tip Anemones can also be spotted floating with the current, making for a great game of ‘guess the species’ with a friendly guide.

What other facilities are there?

Deep Sea Dining

The deep sea-themed Nautilus kitchen serves freshly prepared hot and cold food, snacks, and drinks, with underwater viewing windows.

Gift shop

The gift shop has plenty of kid-friendly toys and mementoes available.

What age groups is Blue Planet Aquarium suitable for?

The main aquarium exhibitions are suitable for all ages, with infant juniors under 90cm in height admitted for free. There is a junior shark-dive experience for children aged 8 to 15, with a minimum height requirement of 125cm/4ft2 (extra charge applies).

Are there indoor attractions?

The aquarium is predominately indoors and has multiple indoor attractions.

When is the best time to visit?

The venue is likely to be quietest during term time on weekday afternoons.

What should you take with you?

With an onsite café, plentiful indoor attractions, and diving suits provided for those partaking in the dive encounters, the only thing left to take might be an umbrella, for those braving the outside play/pelican conservation areas on a soggy day.

What else can you do in the area?

Knowsley Safari Park

Located in nearby Merseyside, Knowsley Safari Park features the longest safari drive in the UK. For those travelling by public transport, there is a foot safari around the perimeter of the park, which hosts a range of exotic animals including rhinos, lions, Amur tigers and more.

Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village

Blue Planet Aquarium is located next to Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village. The UK’s largest designer outlet destination, the village features over 145 boutiques, with additional cafés and restaurants for those seeking a little luxury with their bargains.