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“Overpriced and not as good as we expected”

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Ranked #10 of 71 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and experience a world of discovery and fun! Discover over 1000 incredible creatures including crocodiles, penguins and seals. Venture into our Underwater Ocean Tunnel to get up close and personal with sharks, giant sea turtles and tropical fish!
Neath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Overpriced and not as good as we expected”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We used Tesco vouchers for entry, it is a rip off at gate prices. We went with our two children 6 and 4. The day we were there was nice and sunny and there were things going on to launch the interactive rock pool feature.
There was quite a lot of building work going on which made the place seem like a building site in places.
We didn't use the splash area as the weather was still a bit cool for that but some children were in the water - it looked quite good! The play area was very poor, not much there, litter not cleared, grass needed cutting so didn't stay there long.
The exhibits were interesting but we found it difficult as our youngest has specail needs and uses a buggy and it was not easy for him to see a lot of things which was a shame. The rock pool which has been highly promoted was very disappointing, the staff member on duty there didn't even manage to make eye contact let alone talkto us.
The children enjoyed the afternoon and went on some of the rides but I left feeling that it just didn't live up to it's advertising - other Merlin attractions we have visited are better in my opinion.

Visited April 2012
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Tiverton
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Nautical Experience!!!”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

5 adults and 1 four year old headed off for a day trip out... We expected (like most of the Sea Life Centres) to have a pleasant but short visit, see the sharks and a few fish and then leave and go for a walk along the sea front.
We ended up spending absolutely hours in there! There was so much to sea and do, it wasn't all inside like a majority of the centres and there were 2 feeding times for each features every day, you can take your picnic into a lovely area and eat (your hand gets stamped so you can pop back to the car).
There are a few medium sized rides for adults and children of small sizes, including a log flume and they are all included in the price too!

You do need to pay for the main car park as it is not owned by the attraction, but if you book online you save a fortune on the ticket prices!

A fantastic day out! Will definitely go again!

Visited March 2012
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Dorset
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“needs a tidy”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

a good attraction, but a little badly kept. The rays and penguins are great

Visited May 2011
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Weymouth Dorset
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Expensive but great for kids”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Very informative and has a nice pool for the children to play in. lovely safe environment

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“sea life”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I thought Jane was my partner not a "big kid".
I thoroughly enjoyed myself but in her case it went to excess.
Truely fantastic even if slightly expensive

Visited March 2012
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