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“Be VERY aware of the cost!!”

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Ranked #10 of 71 things to do in Weymouth
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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!
Camberley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
126 attraction reviews
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“Be VERY aware of the cost!!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I would best describe this place as a children's version of a theme park with large aquariums. There are also gimicky toss the ball to win a teddy bear which in my humble opinion does not fit with a sea life centre. Do what you can to track down offers for reduced entrance prices as it will cost you a fortune to get in. I appreciate that the creatures need looking after, but the prices are very steep for what you get inside. You also have to pay for car parking. Included in your entrance price is a trip up the sea life tower which is located at the other end of Weymouth. Yes it's a good view but you can get a mug better view from the excellent Nothe Fort, which you'll see as you go up the tower. There is a small 'train' which can take you down to the tower however it will cost you a lot of money. You can only buy one way tickets and is a rip off. Top tip take your car and park in the ferry Port car park which if you park for the duration of the tower experience, 15 minutes, you can park for £1...bargain.
It's definitely worth taking a picnic, so you don't get caught out at the expensive on site cafe.
I don't think we'll go back

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Lucy N, Cluster Marketing Manager for Weymouth SEA LIFE at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Dear Hampshirehog999,

Thanks for your recent review. Weymouth SEA LIFE is an Adventure Park and has a variety of rides and areas for extra fun and entertainment throughout the Park including over 1,000 creatures from Sea Turtles, Sharks, Penguins, Otters, Seals and Crocodiles.

All of the rides are included in admission, along with the Tower ticket which is valid for 14 days after your arrival to the Park so I hope you enjoyed the fascinating views! We also have the Octonauts IP event at the moment which is also included in admission with a special quiz trail throughout the Park.

Unfortunately the car park is council owned but they have just halved the cost of parking on the Lodmoor Country Park car park which is great news!

Best wishes
Lucy
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Frome, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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“Disappointing for adults, more of a kids funfair”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my bf went here expecting a full afternoon out however we had done everything in well under an hour.

This is not your typical sea life centre, with lots of children's rides and splash zones, so better if you have young children. No so much for a couple.

A lot of the animal exhibits are dotted around the park, seals, penguins and otters. Only a a couple of underwater tank viewing areas which I normally expect of a sea life centre.

I was looking forward to the turtles however on entering I felt heartbroken, turtles in small tanks swimming up and down the whole time. One staff member even laughed and told us how funny it was that one turtle would swim in circles all day! Clearly there tanks are far too small!

I was looking forward to seeing the crocodiles too and hopped on the ride thinking that was how we viewed them, little did we know it was just a mini log flume for kids and we felt utterly stupid. The crocs were viewed from a tiny window the other side.

Overall I was very disappointed. If you have young kids it may be better but don't go for enjoyable exhibits to learn from. It's more about kids funfair rides!

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Lucy N, Cluster Marketing Manager for Weymouth SEA LIFE at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear KarraRothery

Thanks for your recent review. Sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your day with us. With over 1,000 creatures from otters, penguins, sharks, sea turtles, crocodiles, seals and with 9 talk times throughout the day there is plenty to see and do at Weymouth SEA LIFE!

The crocodile creek ride is for children and adults alike, it's great fun and a fantastic way to cool off in the hot weather! The crocodiles can be viewed from the other side which has a 7ft window for viewing.

Our creatures are very well looked after and most of the turtles in the turtle sanctuary have been people's pets before as indicated on their display name.

The tanks throughout the Park have been checked and are suitably sized for each creature. Our turtles are looked after by our animal care team who provide enrichment with all of the creatures big and small. Some turtles have issues swimming in general due to injuries and such but I can assure you that they are perfectly cared for.

Best wishes
Lucy
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“Fishes”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a great place to go especially with kids . The place is clean and well presented . The staff are happy to answer questions and let you touch the star fish . It is very expensive to get in ...but there was discount vouchers at our hotel which also included a ticket to the tower

Visited June 2014
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Lucy N, Cluster Marketing Manager for Weymouth SEA LIFE at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Melanie B

Thanks for your recent review of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Pleased to read you enjoyed your day with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Best wishes
Lucy
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south wales
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“The wonders of the sea”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I've moved down to Dorset 6 years now and every day we would pass the sea life center to go to the college but we have never been in till today WOW ,!! What a great day out we arrived at 10am and we didn't leave till 4:30 and we had a wonderful time . My favourite was the green turtles they were great to watch in the glass tunnel , the otters were so funny to watch them play around in the water I would advise anybody to go and have a look it cost £34 for two adults and it was well worth it

Visited June 2014
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Lucy N, Cluster Marketing Manager for Weymouth SEA LIFE at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear pontypoolgirl

Thanks for your fantastic review of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Glad you finally got round to visiting us and enjoyed your day! Our Green Sea Turtles are very popular and the Ocean Tunnel is a great feature that guests love to visit.

Our cheeky otters are always entertaining! We hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes
Lucy
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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“Great Day Out”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day out. My son loved all of it, especially the rock pool experience. I really enjoyed the under water tunnel, amazing. Plenty to see and do.

Visited June 2014
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Lucy N, Cluster Marketing Manager for Weymouth SEA LIFE at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Samantha C

Thanks for your recent review of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Our Rockpool is fantastic isn't it?! Watch out for the tide though!

We hope to see you again soon

Best wishes
Lucy
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