Way too expensive for what there is, and even with bogof I wouldn`t go in. Been once, thought it was a big waste of money and wouldn`t go again
Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
14 reviews of Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park in English
Had vouchers so took kids, and so glad I didn`t pay full price, I`d have cried. Wasn`t impressed at all, the pool was empty, most rides were closed, and it was untidy, and not a lot to see for your money.
Wouldnt pay full price to visit this attraction but if you can pick up a bogof or if you are staying on a holiday site where you can buy advance tickets at cut price from the office then do so.
Usual sealife attractions and well as times where you can watch the animals being fed and you get to learn about the animals.
The rock pool was my kids fav as they get to pick up rocks and look for starfishes or crabs, this is closley monitored by a member of staff.
On warmer days there is a small outdoor pool for kids which helps to break the day up and keep the kids entertained whilst you relax with a drink or snack from the near by cafe..
The pool is only a paddling pool not suitable for swiiming..
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Pilchard, 23 April 2010:
Disapointed with the day we spent at the sea life centre, over priced for what it is. Suprised at how small the exhibits were, hardly any room for a normal sized push chair in some of the exhibits. Some of the display areas are too dark for small children. The invisible crocodiles however, are a must see! If like us you finish after an hour and a half but have paid for 5 hours parking! Just a short walk away is a nice quiet pebble beach that the kids enjoyed immensely. Not a total waste of petrol after all.
Weymouth’s sealife centre has a great location not far from the sea front and town centre of Weymouth in Dorset. We decided to go as we had some of those 2 for 1 vouchers. We didn’t exactly pick the best day as the weather was awful but overall we had a good time. The exhibits are easy to manoeuvre and there is a nice selection of fish and water mammals, such as penguins, sharks, rays otters and now crocodiles. I have to say the best part of the day was being stood in the underwater walkway with the giant turtles swimming over head it really is something that has to be done.
I do however have a few niggles…..They make you pay for parking unlike other attractions and it can mount up if you are staying the whole day although there is plenty, and I would probably not have gone if we had had to pay full price of 17 pound each which i think is a little steep. I think if you have young children this would be even better as they could make full use of the paddling pool etc. Although with the vouchers this made a great day out!!!
One last note to anyone thinking of going don’t shout “I found nemo” in front of the clown fish for a joke as I found out that a herd of stampeding children can be quite daunting…..
I went here a few years ago while i was on holiday, it was very impressive and killed a few hours getting around it.I don’t know if its changed since i went but it was very entertaining. Its great value for money. There is also a giftshop there, which sells the usual sort of things. I would recommend anyone to go here, as there is plenty to look at, also some interactive activities there, so great fun and eduactional!
Its a regional attraction and this is reflected in the size of the place. I went with my sister on a 2 for 1 deal and it was about £15 for both of us (adult tickets). I would not go without the discount has otherwise over priced for whats there. I did enjoy the visit inparticular the turtle zone. They seem to have come into a lot of turtles through confisgation of smugglers at airport. When I was there they were doing a offer on pirate crazy golf course next door which might be fun if your going with kids.
The sealife centre is a great day out for all the family,it can be a little bit expensive but you can spend most of the day there, as there is lots to see. There are quizzes for the kids to do while your going round, and playgroundstheres also a splash lagoon (remember swimwear),this is great when it’s sunny. They have outdoor and indoor eating areas but i would probably recommend taking your own picnic, as the food is pricy and not that great.
There are lots of seperate buildings with different sharks, sea horses& different kinds of fish. Its well designed so you follow the path through each house to see turtles, penguins seals and lots more, they have feeding times throughout the day to feed the animals which is great for the kids to get involved with!
good place to visit, can be a little expensive unless you have special offer tickets which are always available on the net. There is a great selection of marine life in both indoor and out door exhibts.
there is also a large play area and some fair rides which are free but we were told were for kids over 3 so our little one couldnt go on.
there is also an outdoor splash zone, so take your swim things, however we never seem to go on a sunny day so havent had much use of it.
Its about a mile walk from the town centre along the beach, not bad if your kids dont mind walking or there is a land train which goes up and down the front. there is also parkin at lodmoor park for all the attractions but i cant remember the prices.
last time we visited you could combine entry to the sea life with entry to the mini golf course which is 18 holes and good fun but unsuitable for prams and wheel chairs cos of steps
We visit sealife centre once a year and when we compare it to the Bournemouth Oceanarium we realise it’s much better value for money to go to weymouth. The biggest downside to weymouth is that you have to pay to park which will cost you about £4 for the day. On top of the entrance to the park it makes for an expensive day but we bring our own picnic to bring the cost down.
The animals shown in the sea life centre are well looked after and the park is well laid out. We find the facilities to be great but the guest shop is fairly small and not worth visting unless you have small children or want a cuddly toy.
Overall this makes for a good day out
animals are well looked after but the price is high for what there is, If you do a search on the internet and get a discount http://www.discountbritain.net/Weymouth-Sea-Life-Centre.h... is 20% off the sea lions are fantastic and walking underneath the turtles and the sharks is not to be missed!
This is abig day out - lots to do especailly now they have done-up the play area with ride on toys. There are lots of small buildings housing different fish - sharks, sea horses, different kinds of fish. Its well designed so you follow the path through each house. There is a really lovely tunnel you can walk through and see turtles, sharks and fish. You can also watch seals swim unerwater. There are penguins too but only a few and hard to spot!
There are lots of other things to do throughout the park - take crayons so you can do rubbings, they have bouncy castles in the summer and if its warm take swimming things as they have a splash pool.
Cafe is pretty grim - take a picnic.
Its pricey for entry so make a full day of it. Car park is expensive - over £1 an hour.
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