Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Blue Planet Aquarium is easy to find, located next to Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village at junction 10 off the M53. We’re easily accessible by car, and using public transport links from all major North West cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.



If you’re driving to us, make sure you look out for the Blue Planet Aquarium brown tourist information signs. We’re located right next door to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. For Sat-Nav users, enter the details CH65 9LF.


From Manchester, take the M56 to Junction 15, and then follow the brown tourism signs on the M53 up to Junction 10.

From Liverpool, take the M53 Junction 10, coming in towards the shopping outlet.

From Chester, take the A56 and M53 to the A5117, before exiting the M53 at Junction 10.

From Macclesfield, follow the M6 and M56 to the A5117 in Cheshire West and Chester, exiting the M53 at Junction 10.

We have ample car parking onsite for aquarium visitors to use. Parking is charged as £2.75 per vehicle (regardless of length of stay). If you make a purchase in our café, you get a free hot drink on showing your car parking ticket! 

Here is an idea of some approximate drive times:

  • Manchester City Centre               1 hour
  • Liverpool City Centre                    35 minutes
  • Chester City Centre                        20 minutes
  • Macclesfield                                     1 hour



You have a number of different options to reach us by bus. Take the Stagecoach X1 service from Chester Bus and Chester Railway Station, or Stagecoach service 1 from Liverpool City Centre. This service runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, or every 60 minutes on Sunday.
Also, 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 bus from the Central Bus Station.



If you’re travelling to us by train, the nearest railway station is Ellesmere Port, about 2 miles away. Regular services run from Chester and Liverpool Lime Street Underground Station (Wirral Line).

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