Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Welcome to Blue Planet Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the North West, opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

We’re a marine and freshwater aquarium where visitors can get up close to one the UKs largest collection of sharks, all homed in our huge 4million litre tropical display.

Experience these sharks swimming over your head in our captivating 71-metre underwater tunnel. If you’re feeling brave we also offer shark dives for all ages and abilities – a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget!

The sharks are just one of our nine different themed zones. Visitors can discover over 100 living displays and thousands of marine creatures from around the world, with an extra area outside home to Dalmatian Pelicans and the Outdoor Play Area!

Get face to fin with family favourites like clownfish and regal tangs, as well as stingrays, pufferfish, turtles, seahorses and many, many more. An area not to be missed is Venom – filled with the most deadly creatures on the planet! From lionfish and viper snakes to tarantulas and jellyfish. Come and face your fears…

Take a break in our Nautilus Kitchen for a unique deep sea dining experience. Choose from a variety of hot and cold, freshly prepared foods and drinks, and perhaps treat yourselves at our Ice Cream Parlour too!

We host daily feeding and talk shows in our Aquatheatre, a spectacular window to an underwater world, so make sure to check out our daily timings to plan your day to catch one!

With lots to see and do for the whole family, come along for a trip out and discover it all for yourself! Plus, no visit is not complete without a trip to our Blue Bay Gift Shop for ocean themed memorabilia.

We’re located just off the M53 next to Cheshire Oaks Retail and Leisure outlet. We have our own parking onsite or are easily accessed via public transport.

Did you know we also host awesome under the sea birthday parties? Perfect for little ones looking for something a bit different (and parents looking for someone else to take care of the day for them!)

Whether you’re a family, a couple, a group of friends, a large group, a school or have additional needs – our facilities are great for everyone to enjoy!

We look forward to welcoming you onboard!

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