SEA LIFE Weymouth
SEA LIFE Weymouth is an aquarium, splash park and adventure playground all wrapped into one - a full family day out in Dorset!
If you're looking for things to do in Weymouth, look no further than this deep-sea adventure. We suggest you make a full day out here because there really are so many things to do in Weymouth's SEA LIFE centre.
The seas are filled with amazing creatures, both big and small. Meet sharks, turtles, jellyfish, seahorses, rays, otters, octopus, frogs and more.
Be sure to check out the Night & Day Ocean Experience. Experience the 24-hour wonder of a coral reef as it moves from night to day in a re-imagined Ocean Tunnel display.
Dance along the bio-fluorescent tropical shore and then journey through an underwater tunnel, surrounded by Blacktip Reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, and a beautiful array of tropical fish species.
Splash Zone & Pool
The Splash Zone and Pool at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park provide hours of fun. Dive in and out of the water play jets or take a dip and cool down in the pool. This is perfect for a summer day out!
Fairy Penguin Island
Walk with the world's smallest penguins and interact with them in a whole new way through their walkthrough island.
Meet SEA LIFE Weymouth's cheeky seals!
Some cool facts for you to whet your appetite:
- Seals can hold their breath for up to 30 minutes and dive to depths of over 70 metres!
- Oil from Seal blubber was once used for making soap and paint
- There are 35 different seal species worldwide. The rarest is the Mediterranean Monk Seal with fewer than 500 individuals remaining
Watch out for the tide! At the Rockpool, you'll find creatures native to the UK including starfish, shore crabs, anemones and sea urchins.
The Wetlands Conservation Trail was designed and developed to encourage native species of wildlife into the Park. Take the little ones on an adventure and see how much wildlife you can spot!
You can even meet the ducks. Duck feeders for scatter and pond food are available for just 20p per handful. And if you're visiting in spring, new arrivals can be found finding their feet on the water.
Awaken your senses and soothe your mind. A sensory garden is all about stimulating and engaging the basic senses of sight, smell, sound and touch.
Explore under the sea
Along the way, you'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals, including huge sharks, sassy seals, mysterious stingrays, seahorses, the world's smallest penguins and thousands of tropical fish.
Sparkly blue light illuminates the floor as soon as you enter the Night & Day Experience, filling you with awe.
Then, before you know it, the heat of the tropics is sweeping over you like a warm shower.
Leaping among the foliage, you might have already spotted some of the poison dart frogs of the rainforests. But if you haven't, just follow the croaking and you'll be sure to find one.
Why not stop by Fairy Penguin Island next? Waddling from side to side with their webbed feet, you can see them from the external windows and watch them being fed.
Dorset’s biggest adventure playground
Hear the kids' loud and joyous laughter as they explore Castaway Bay Splash Zone and Pool. The lively water adventure is always a favourite, and we're sure they'll be excited to fill you in on who splashed who all the way back home.
Fancy something a little less wet? Head over to Caribbean Cove!
Let the kids burn off some energy at the outdoor play area as they climb aboard pirate ships and whizz down the awesome slides.
For something a little calmer, kids will love the Sensory Garden. Smell fragrant ginger, rosemary, thyme and mint as you brush your fingers through the diverse plant life and discover how they change colours throughout the seasons.
Listen to the quacking sound from the wandering ducks as you pass through the Wetlands. The little ones will even get the chance to feed them if they'd like. They might even make a new friend as the ducks tend to come right up close.
It won't be long before you're back at SEA LIFE Weymouth, ready to discover even more about the fascinating world below the seas and what wonders lie there.
How to get here
SEA LIFE Weymouth is located on the edge of the Lodmoor Country Park, and across the road from Weymouth Beach.
Train and bus
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is approximately a 20 minute walk from Weymouth Train Station or you can get the No. 4 Bus from the station.
Follow signs to Weymouth via the A354 and then follow brown signs to the Lodmoor Country Park for Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park.
Pay & display car parking is operated by Dorset Council. The Lodmoor Car Park is situated close to the main entrance of Weymouth SEA LIFE
- Baby changing
- Picnic benches
- Outdoor play area
- Sensory garden
- Car park - a council operated Pay & Display car park is available at Lodmoor Country Park. Multiple ticket machines are available that accept cash or card payments, or you can use the JustPark App to conveniently pay with your phone. The location ID is 6203.
Bandstand Bites serves a range of thin and crispy stone baked pizzas, made the traditional way using fresh authentic Italian ingredients. Plus, a selection of sumptuous cakes and drinks, including ‘Proud to Serve Costa’. Open all year.
Caribbean Coffee is the perfect place to relax with a selection of ‘Proud to Serve Costa’ hot drinks and coolers, sandwiches, kids’ lunchboxes, snacks and ice creams. Open from February to October.
And don’t miss the freshly made waffles, refreshing drinks and ice creams, served at the Snack Shack by the pool. Open throughout the summer school holidays.
- Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is both an indoor and outdoor attraction. Please be aware that in peak season the queue may extend as far as the outside, so please dress appropriately for your visit
If you are registered disabled, you will be entitled to admit one free carer with you. Please ensure that you bring documentation with you on the day such as your blue badge, DLA Letter or note from a doctor or specialist. All tickets must be booked in advance, including free carer tickets
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