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“Bring your own food”

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Ranked #10 of 74 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!
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We visited while on holiday with our teenage children. We were lucky enough to have BOGOF vouchers which brought the entry price down to £39 for the four of us, otherwise it would have been £54. It also cost us £8 to park in the adjoining council-run car park which adds to the expense.

The park itself is clean and interesting, we all enjoyed looking at the wildlife especially the turtles in the underwater tunnel, and the otters. Some of the indoor rooms were very dark and crowded, so could have been laid out better, accessibility for those with buggies of wheelchairs is difficult.

Our only complaint was that the food outlets were poorly run. At 1pm we went to the outlet at Crocodile Creek which sold sandwiches, paninis and drinks, only to be told they had sold out of paninis and only had a meagre selection of sandwiches left. The staff suggested we went to the main restaurant as there would be more to choose from there. We eventually found our way there at around 2pm, there was no queue so thought this looked a better option. However they had the same small selection of sandwiches and a very limited menu of hot food (basically fast food - everything with chips). The staff told us there was a 40 minute wait for hot food, unless we ordered just chips which would be quicker. By this time we were pretty hungry so just ordered two plates of chips, which still took half an hour to arrive (and were just cooked frozen chips, nothing special).

Given that this was a bank holiday I would have expected the management to be more prepared with additional food and staff. I'd suggest visitors bring their own picnic unless you want a long wait for food.

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

The children enjoyed it here. They had a good little splashpark if the weather is good.

Thank Beckytkd
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

a family in the queue ahead of my party had to stump up £75 to get in which had clearly eaten heftily into their budget. Cut the prices and more people would come!

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We went with our small children (age 2 and 4) on a typical rainy Weymouth June afternoon. The staff said that 50% of the attractions were indoors and 50% outdoors. It is more like 70% outdoors and 30% indoors. For £20 per adult - that is a large pill to swallow for spending a little under an hour in the park looking at the only indoor attractions: Turtles/Sharks/Fish in an "underwater tunnel" (which is really about 6 metres long and can be done in less than a minute); Crabs, another house which is home to Octopi and Eels and that is all!! Everything else is outdoors (penguins, boat rides - which are closed during rainy days due to health & safety, crocodile ride, seals - a great attraction when they are out). We got a voucher at a petrol station (2 for 1) which makes it £20 for two adults. Still a lot to pay. Also, the attractions were not great. If you have been to any big city's aquarium (London, NYC etc), this is nothing compared.

I am sure on a hot sunny day this park is fabulous. With that being said, my point is only that for a rainy day the park should either be at a discounted price or be more realistic on what is on offer.

One positive note: the Birds of Prey show is fabulous and very fascinating. A actual Falconery expert spends about 20-30 mins showing you three different birds (Owl, Bald Eage and Eagle) and they fly around - even in pouring rain this was an attraction.

Thank HarveyNYC
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Nice sealife centre - Different to others, indoor activity as well as outdoor, has a crocodile! Rides for the young ones too, just to bear in mind though child has to be 1.9m or above to ride, there is only 1 ride for children under 1.9m with an adult accompanying - Bit of a downside but still fun.......

Thank NafiSadik
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