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 our blogs, filled with fun and varied fishy info! Learn more about the animals we have at Blue Planet Aquarium, as well as others across the World’s oceans and how you can help protect them too.

Happy reading!

Pufferfish of Blue Planet Aquarium

Pufferfish of Blue Planet Aquarium

The Pufferfish of Blue Planet Aquarium capture the adoration of many of our visitors. These cute-looking, smiley fish make almost ...

Dinosaurs Vs Sharks! Which is better?

Dinosaurs Vs Sharks! Which is better?

There’s an important question, that’s troubled people for a long time, which are better Dinosaurs or Sharks? In this post ...

Giant Pacific Octopus – Animal Spotlight

Giant Pacific Octopus – Animal Spotlight

The Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is regarded as the largest known species of Octopus. They have an average arm ...

Birthday Parties at Blue Planet

Birthday Parties at Blue Planet

What to expect from birthday parties at Blue Planet Birthday parties at Blue Planet really make a splash! Have up-close ...

School trips & Educational Visits 2022

School trips & Educational Visits 2022

Arranging a school trip to Blue Planet We aim to make it as easy as possible for educators to arrange ...

What a Curator does and why it’s important

What a Curator does and why it’s important

Meet Dave. He has a very important job. He is the Curator of Blue Planet Aquarium. What is a Curator? ...

Sharks of Blue Planet: Sand Tiger Sharks

Sharks of Blue Planet: Sand Tiger Sharks

Sand Tiger Sharks – Looks can be deceiving Sand Tiger Sharks look scary at first glance with their long, sleek, ...

The scuba divers of Blue Planet

The scuba divers of Blue Planet

Scuba divers of Blue Planet Aquarium If you’re like me, you may be curious about what Scuba Divers in a ...

Save Coral Reefs: it’s important to biodiversity, society and life as we know it.

Save Coral Reefs: it’s important to biodiversity, society and life as we know it.

Mutualistic relationship of coral and zooxanthellae. Most coral has a mutualistic relationship with special algae called zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae live inside ...

We’re elated to be opening our doors once again!

We’re elated to be opening our doors once again!

On Monday 17th May, Blue Planet Aquarium will be re-opening its doors to welcome visitors once again.Following a tumultuous start ...

The growing shark family: Arabian Carpet Shark

The growing shark family: Arabian Carpet Shark

Arabian Carpet Sharks Arabian Carpet Shark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) Here at Blue Planet Aquarium, we have a large variety of sharks, ...

Comparing the size of sharks

Comparing the size of sharks

From great whites to whale sharks, there’s no denying that some sharks are true behemoths of the sea. But how ...

All About the Poison Dart Frog: Weird and Wonderful Facts

All About the Poison Dart Frog: Weird and Wonderful Facts

In this post, we’re showcasing the poison dart frog in all its weirdness and beauty, filling you in on everything ...

Blue Planet Aquarium Temporarily Closed Again

Blue Planet Aquarium Temporarily Closed Again

Blue Planet Aquarium must sadly close its doors again in response to Cheshire being put into tier3 on 26th December ...

The importance of the Coral Reef

The importance of the Coral Reef

In this guide, we’re shining a light on the beauty and significance of coral reefs, exploring what they are and ...

Blue Planet Aquarium is Back Open!

Blue Planet Aquarium is Back Open!

Blue Planet Aquarium is thrilled to announce we will be re-opening our doors from Wednesday 2nd December following our closure ...

Christmas Gift Ideas with Blue Planet Aquarium

Christmas Gift Ideas with Blue Planet Aquarium

Make memories like no where else, with our unique gift ideas! Blue Planet Aquarium is the North West’s biggest aquarium, ...

Second Temporary Closure for Blue Planet Aquarium

Second Temporary Closure for Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. The site will ...

All About the Dalmatian Pelican: Weird and Wonderful Facts

All About the Dalmatian Pelican: Weird and Wonderful Facts

From its preferred habitat to its crafty method of catching a meal, here, we’re showcasing all that’s great about the ...

Building a DIY Aquarium at Home: A Beginner’s Guide

Building a DIY Aquarium at Home: A Beginner’s Guide

To help you take the first steps towards building a DIY aquarium at home, we’ve put together this beginner’s guide ...

10 of the Best Ocean Documentaries to Stream at Home

10 of the Best Ocean Documentaries to Stream at Home

We\'ve collected 10 of the best ocean documentaries that you and your family can watch together without worrying about getting ...

The Longest-Living Sea Creatures in the World

The Longest-Living Sea Creatures in the World

Here, we’re exploring the longest-living creatures in our seas, giving you the lowdown on why they live as long as ...

How to Make a Jam Jar Aquarium with Kids

How to Make a Jam Jar Aquarium with Kids

Making these colourful jam jar aquariums is easy enough for even the youngest members of your household to get involved ...

Meet Our Keepers: What’s it Like to Look After Sharks

Meet Our Keepers: What’s it Like to Look After Sharks

Want to learn more about sharks? We\'re chatting to dive officer, Joe Cross, about life swimming with these amazing creatures. ...

The Internet’s Favourite Animal Crossing Villagers Revealed

The Internet’s Favourite Animal Crossing Villagers Revealed

We’ve analysed Google searches for Animal Crossing to find out the most (and least) popular characters and items, and to ...

Dinosaurs of the Sea: Ocean Life in the Prehistoric Era

Dinosaurs of the Sea: Ocean Life in the Prehistoric Era

From sharks as big as buses to carnivorous whales and giant sea-lizards, these enormous predators made pre-historic oceans a truly ...

How to Make Mermaid Cupcakes – and Other Ocean-Inspired Desserts

How to Make Mermaid Cupcakes – and Other Ocean-Inspired Desserts

To help inspire you and your child’s next ocean-inspired baking session, here are a few recipes for you to try ...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sharks (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sharks (But Were Afraid to Ask)

We’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know about sharks, so you can get to grips with ...

The Extraordinary Fish of Lake Malawi: Africa’s Freshwater Phenomenon

The Extraordinary Fish of Lake Malawi: Africa’s Freshwater Phenomenon

To celebrate the natural treasure that is Lake Malawi, here we’re taking a look at the lake, its species, and ...

Siberian Sturgeon – The Russian Gold Mine

Siberian Sturgeon – The Russian Gold Mine

The Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a large species of fish that can measure up to 2 metres long. The ...

Blue Planet Aquarium is still blowing bubbles after 20 years of dives!

Blue Planet Aquarium is still blowing bubbles after 20 years of dives!

With the first dives done in August 2000, this month marks the 20 year anniversary of our extremely popular, PADI ...

Shark Dive Photograph Wins at Annual Photography Competition

Shark Dive Photograph Wins at Annual Photography Competition

Blue Planet Aquarium is thrilled to announce that its own staff member, Donovan Lewis, has won the annual BIAZA (British ...

Tequila Splitfin: Facing Extinction for 20 Years

Tequila Splitfin: Facing Extinction for 20 Years

The Tequila splitfin (Zoogoneticus tequila), is a small freshwater fish measuring up to 8cm long – with females being slightly ...

Visitors ‘shoal’ back to Blue Planet Aquarium

Visitors ‘shoal’ back to Blue Planet Aquarium

The North West’s shark-loving public has been back visiting Blue Planet Aquarium this weekend for their o’fish’al re-opening!The aquarium, located ...

Blue Planet Aquarium temporarily closes

Blue Planet Aquarium temporarily closes

Blue Planet Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the ...

Blue Planet Aquarium – Coronavirus statement for visitors

Blue Planet Aquarium – Coronavirus statement for visitors

  Blue Planet Aquarium Directors letter Hello Visitor, Blue Planet Aquarium would like to reassure you that we are doing ...

Sharks of the world: Find out what’s swimming in the deep

Sharks of the world: Find out what’s swimming in the deep

Did you know sharks come in lots of different shapes and sizes? In fact, there are over 500 species of ...

Romance Beneath The Waves

Romance Beneath The Waves

 For us humans, love is one of the most important things in our lives. From a dozen red roses and ...

How Plastic Pollution Is Damaging Our Oceans

How Plastic Pollution Is Damaging Our Oceans

Plastic is a cheap useful material that has transformed our lives over the past few decades. From water bottles to ...

Chromis, New at Blue Planet Aquarium 2020

Chromis, New at Blue Planet Aquarium 2020

CHROMIS Known for their bright colours, Chromis are one of the less-aggressive species of damselfish. Considered to be playful in ...

“Freddie” the Queen Triggerfish arrives at Blue Planet Aquarium

“Freddie” the Queen Triggerfish arrives at Blue Planet Aquarium

 Little Fish – Big pond! It’s an exciting time here at Blue Planet Aquarium! This week we have had the ...

Christmas Under the Sea

Christmas Under the Sea

We’re in full Christmas mode here at Blue Planet Aquarium. Our very own Scuba Santa is diving in our tank ...

Every thought you’ll have whilst diving with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium

Every thought you’ll have whilst diving with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium

 The idea of diving with sharks can bring a mix of feelings. A little fear but also excitement to get ...

‘I love sharks because…’ competition!

‘I love sharks because…’ competition!

Here at Blue Planet, we love our sharks. From the Sand Tiger to the Blacktip Reef Shark, we’ve all got ...

10 Weird & Wonderful Facts About Blue Planet Creatures

10 Weird & Wonderful Facts About Blue Planet Creatures

 We’re proud to have such a diverse range of wildlife here are Blue Planet Aquarium. From swift sharks and feisty ...

Warm welcome to the Wirral Mini club

Warm welcome to the Wirral Mini club

Blue Planet Aquarium yesterday welcomed a collection of Mini cars both classic and modern, when the Wirral Mini Club visited ...

Top 10 Things To Do In Cheshire

Top 10 Things To Do In Cheshire

Thinking of a staycation this summer? Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or family adventure, Cheshire has something for ...

The Great Oceans Getaway: Summer at Blue Planet Aquarium

The Great Oceans Getaway: Summer at Blue Planet Aquarium

26 July to 1 September 2019 Can’t decide on your perfect holiday destination? Why choose when you can visit Blue ...

Where Do Sharks Live? Fun Facts About Shark Habitat

Where Do Sharks Live? Fun Facts About Shark Habitat

Everyone knows that sharks live in the water, but what else do you really know about sharks and their habitats? ...

Sea Anemones collaboration

Sea Anemones collaboration

Investigating climate change and conservation in sea anemones In a collaborative venture, Blue Planet Aquarium and the University of Liverpool ...

A Sea of Single-Use

A Sea of Single-Use

Plastic is one of the largest problems for our waterways across the globe. Single-use plastics in particular fuel this excessive ...

The 10 things you need to ask your kids at the aquarium

The 10 things you need to ask your kids at the aquarium

There’s always something new to see at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire. From Europe’s largest collection of sharks to our ...

The 7 biggest sharks of Blue Planet Aquarium and the world

The 7 biggest sharks of Blue Planet Aquarium and the world

Sharks are some of the most thrilling and beautiful creatures in the whole world. The biggest fish in the ocean, ...

The Most Venomous Fish in the World: Top 5 Stonefish Facts

The Most Venomous Fish in the World: Top 5 Stonefish Facts

The stonefish is the most venomous of all fish. It can produce venom that’s most lethal to humans; it can ...

Easter Event: The Legend of the Mermaid’s Purse

Easter Event: The Legend of the Mermaid’s Purse

Looking for an egg-cellent Easter event and something egg-citing to do during the school holidays? You can step into an ...

6 Deadliest Deep Sea Predators: and How They Catch Their Prey

6 Deadliest Deep Sea Predators: and How They Catch Their Prey

If you’re thinking about coming to our Predators event this half term, you’ll be relieved to know that the sharks, ...

Valentine’s night at Blue Planet Aquarium

Valentine’s night at Blue Planet Aquarium

Love Is In The Aquarium ❤️ Love is well and truly in the air this February at Blue Planet Aquarium. ...

Meet the Predators – February Half Term

Meet the Predators – February Half Term

Half Term at Blue Planet Aquarium: Meet the Predators Unleash your dangerous side this February half term as we show ...

Shaky the Shark brings festive cheer to hospital children

Shaky the Shark brings festive cheer to hospital children

Shaky the Shark brought festive cheer this week to the Children’s ward at the countess of Chester hospital. Countess Fundraising ...

The Great British Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do Before You Die

The Great British Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do Before You Die

Have you ever created a ‘bucket list’? What do you think of when you hear the term? No doubt the ...

Half Term: What’s On?

Half Term: What’s On?

Half Term: What’s On? Nevermind the trick this Halloween month, it’s all about the treats this half term at Blue ...

First Dates: Seeking Daring, Shark-Diving Daters

First Dates: Seeking Daring, Shark-Diving Daters

Nothing says ‘romance’ like some fun beneath the waves, right? Grab your love goggles, because Blue Planet Aquarium is sending ...

FAQ’s for this Sunday’s Magical Mermaid Day

FAQ’s for this Sunday’s Magical Mermaid Day

MAGICAL MERMAID DAY FAQ:   What sort of ticket will I need to buy to come to Magical Mermaid Day? ...

How to Do a #2MinuteBeachClean

How to Do a #2MinuteBeachClean

Over 800 million tonnes of plastic makes its way into our oceans every year! Plastic bags, nets, bottles, and more ...

11 Living Creatures that Coexisted with Dinosaurs

11 Living Creatures that Coexisted with Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs had a good run of more than 180 million years, until an asteroid came along and wiped out life ...

Shark Week at Blue Planet Aqaurium

Shark Week at Blue Planet Aqaurium

Its Shark Week and we’re celebrating by telling you all about our sharks. First up We have Wilma She’s the ...

20 Years of Blue Planet Aquarium

20 Years of Blue Planet Aquarium

All aboard for our 20th anniversary! Since our opening in 1998, Blue Planet Aquarium has been inspiring encounters with incredible ...

Why Are Sharks Endangered: Top 5 Questions Answered

Why Are Sharks Endangered: Top 5 Questions Answered

Sharks are disappearing! These fascinating fish have been around for hundreds of millions of years – long before the dinosaurs ...

Blue Planet Aquarium adds new fishy feature thanks to Neston High students

Blue Planet Aquarium adds new fishy feature thanks to Neston High students

We’ve unveiled our newest feature here at Blue Planet Aquarium thanks to our friends at Neston High School! Check it ...

Earth Day: 48 Days of Blue

Earth Day: 48 Days of Blue

Did you know that more than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and that the ocean is ...

The Big A-Z of Sharks

The Big A-Z of Sharks

Are you scared of sharks? If so, that’s too bad, because there are loads of bizarre but completely true facts ...

How to Conserve Water: 7 Dos and Don’ts

How to Conserve Water: 7 Dos and Don’ts

Conserving water has never been so important to our planet. Cutting back on water usage doesn’t only help conserve a ...

World Wildlife Day 2018: 18 Ways to Help Preserve Wildlife

World Wildlife Day 2018: 18 Ways to Help Preserve Wildlife

The gloom-and-doom reports concerning the fate of wildlife around the world can make the situation seem rather hopeless at times, ...

Creature Case Study: Goliath Grouper

Creature Case Study: Goliath Grouper

The largest grouper in the Western Hemisphere, the goliath grouper – scientifically known as Epinephelus itajara – can reach up ...

Half Term at Blue Planet Aquarium: What You Can Expect from Your Visit

Half Term at Blue Planet Aquarium: What You Can Expect from Your Visit

It’s back again! Half term has arrived and here at Blue Planet Aquarium, we have some fin-tastic activities to sink ...

5 Reasons to Take a Class Trip to an Aquarium

5 Reasons to Take a Class Trip to an Aquarium

The ocean makes up most of our planet, and the creatures that dwell in the ocean are enchanting and endlessly ...

Cartilaginous Fish vs. Bony Fish

Cartilaginous Fish vs. Bony Fish

There are two types of fish that can be quite difficult to tell apart. Firstly cartilaginous fish have skeletons composed ...

Helpful Facts to Satisfy Your Octopus Curiosities

Helpful Facts to Satisfy Your Octopus Curiosities

Octopuses don’t live on land. As a result, you might never have seen a live one before. You may also ...

The Great White Life – Trouble In paradise, Donovan’s latest blog.

The Great White Life – Trouble In paradise, Donovan’s latest blog.

Hello again, in this blog I will be talking about something a little bit different. I will be talking about ...

How do ocean currents affect climate?

How do ocean currents affect climate?

Ocean currents affect climates on their neighbouring landmasses. Currents are a continuous and directed movement of the ocean water. This ...

Donovan’s Great White Adventure – The surprises continue !

Donovan’s Great White Adventure – The surprises continue !

The Great White Life – Into the Blue Hello again, Since the last blog entry concerning the White Shark dissection a ...

Donovan’s Great White Adventure takes an unexpected turn

Donovan’s Great White Adventure takes an unexpected turn

The Great White Life – A first in South Africa. Hello again, if you remember in the first blog entry ...

The Great White Life – Donovan Lewis’ Big Adventure

The Great White Life – Donovan Lewis’ Big Adventure

 The Great White Life – The arrival Hello, my name is Donovan Lewis. If you’ve seen the posts on the ...

10 Reasons Your Toddler Will Love Blue Planet Aquarium

10 Reasons Your Toddler Will Love Blue Planet Aquarium

What makes the perfect day out for your little one? Whether it’s cute animals or exotic creatures, educational play dates ...

OCTOPUS CELEBRATION AT BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM

OCTOPUS CELEBRATION AT BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM

AQUARIUM CELEBRATES WORLD OCTOPUS DAY   Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks is to celebrate World Octopus Day on Saturday, October ...

STUDENTS’ JELLYFISH-INSPIRED ARTWORK

STUDENTS’ JELLYFISH-INSPIRED ARTWORK

A giant jellyfish-inspired artwork which was created by students from a Cheshire high school is to go on public display ...

SUPERSIZED SHARK WEEK IS HERE!

SUPERSIZED SHARK WEEK IS HERE!

Blue Planet Aquarium is going shark crazy over the May Half Term Holidays (May 28th – June 5th).   ‘Supersized ...

Stock-take at Blue Planet Aquarium

Stock-take at Blue Planet Aquarium

  A stock-take with a difference has been taking place at Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks over the past week. ...

JURASSIC SHARK – EVENT SPECTACULAR AT BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM

JURASSIC SHARK – EVENT SPECTACULAR AT BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM

This Easter holiday Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks is inviting visitors to sink their teeth in to a brand ...

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