Place Category: Aquariums and Merlin EntertainmentsPlace Tags: Aquarium, Attractions Near Weymouth, Indoor Attraction, Landmark, Merlin Entertainments, SEA LIFE, Suitable for Wet Weather, Tesco Clubcard, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Zoo
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Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Journey beneath the sea at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. There are over 1000 Amazing Creatures at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park ranging from starfish to sharks. You’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before. Also included with your admission ticket is the Caribbean Cove Playground and Splash Pool, a fantastic children’s adventure playground.
Many of the creatures at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of their conservation projects.
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park offers the following exhibits and attractions:
Start your visit by heading to Harbourside, home to native species to the UK. If you are lucky, you may be able to see a newborn creature hatch. You will learn all about the Undulate Ray Breeding programme. This exhibit includes the work of the Community Seagrass Initiative Project, explaining the importance of seagrass habitats and how the Community Seagrass Initiative Project is helping protect wild seagrass beds.
Visit the mysterious and graceful world of the stingrays. Meet the beautiful Cownose Rays as they glide along the seabed. Stingrays get their name from the stinging barb at the base of their tail. When they feel threatened Stingrays can whip up their tail to puncture their pursuer with their spiny, venomous barb. Once they have done this it takes a while for a new one to grow back, so they only use it as a last resort.
Rainforest is a jungle themed area filled with exciting walkthroughs, but beware, not all the creatures here are friendly. In the depths of the rainforest, you will meet, Piranha, Poison Dart Frogs, Dragonfish and Archerfish.
View Seahorses and Pipefish up close at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. Seahorses and Pipefish are a curious group of creatures which all belong to the Syngnathidae family. As members of the same family, they share some interesting traits.
At the Rockpool exhibit, you will find creatures native to the UK including starfish, shore crabs, anemones and sea urchins. For some extra fun, make your way over the bridge at the back and wait for the tide to wash in.
Visit Shipwreck for colourful creatures with lots of character. The Shipwreck exhibit includes a Coral Reef, one of the most beautiful and important habitats on Earth. Coral Reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet over 25% (that’s 1 quarter) of marine species depend on this habitat in some way for survival.
The Coral itself might look like rock or plant but it is actually a type of animal, from the same family as Jellyfish and Sea Anemones. Corals are made up of millions of individual polyps all growing on top of each other. Each of these polyps lives within a shell but sticks out little stinging tentacles to catch plankton in the current. Coral polyps share their shell with algae which provides them with most of their food using photosynthesis. In exchange, the Coral offers the algae a safe house so they both get a good deal.
Look out for the Clownfish swimming amongst the Coral, one of the ocean’s best known and loved fish.
Meet the comical Humboldt Penguins on Penguin Beach at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. Don’t miss the Penguin Talk and Feed to learn more about the threats they face in the wild and what you can do to help.
Meet the resident Terrapins and Freshwater Turtles at Turtle Sanctuary.
The walk-through Ocean Tunnel gives visitors the opportunity to experience life under the sea without getting wet. Watch sharks and rays gliding effortlessly through the tropical ocean tunnel, surrounded by hundreds of colourful ocean fish. Don’t miss the daily feed when sea turtles, sharks, moray eels, tropical fish and stingrays tuck into their lunch.
Caribbean Cove Playground and Splash Pool
Caribbean Cove Playground and Splash Pool is a fantastic children’s adventure playground. Children can burn off their energy as they climb aboard the Caribbean Cove Galleon and sail away to the seven seas on a magical adventure. Watch as they climbing to the top of the lookout point to spot rays, jellyfish and turtles swimming around Caribbean Cove.
At Calypso Heights, there are nine remarkable towers and five fun slides. Children can get up close and personal with jaws and venture through Caribbean Cove’s very own shark tunnel. Visit the Official Webpage to learn more.
Admission Prices and Offers
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is part of the Merlin Entertainments group of attractions, meaning that vouchers are regularly available offering 2 for 1 entry. You can also pre-purchase your entry tickets using Tesco Clubcard points. Merlin Annual pass holders get free entry to all the Sea Life centres across the UK in addition to a number of other Merlin attractions.
You can purchase tickets in advance from the official website and you can also get great value tickets from 365 Tickets which also include entry to the nearby Jurassic Skyline (formerly the SEA LIFE Weymouth Tower). Alternatively, Attractiontix offers a family ticket which includes admission to the Jurassic Skyline, Weymouth Sea Life Centre and some children’s rides at the nearby Fantasy Island.
Travelling to Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is located on the main Promenade, follow brown signs to the Lodmoor Country Park. The Lodmoor Country Park has a large car park for when you visit Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction and there is also lots of accommodation available in Weymouth.
The SEA LIFE Express
Once in the town of Weymouth, the SEA LIFE Express runs along the esplanade and is available to hop on and off for a small charge per person each way. The Timetable changes day to day and is subject to weather conditions.
SEA LIFE Express Stopping Points:
– Jurassic Skyline
– The Kings Statue (request stop only)
– Pier Bandstand (request stop only)
– Greenhill Gardens (request stop only)
– Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Travelling by Train
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is approximately a 20-minute walk from Weymouth train station or you can get the No. 4 Bus. Search for your train tickets using Train Genius.
Travelling by Coach
If you would like to travel by coach we recommend that you try National Holidays website.
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