We always enjoy a day out at the Weymouth SEA LIFE but the kids were super excited about the Pirates and Mermaids event which is running from now until 4th September 2019. When we arrived they had to decide if they wanted to be on Team Mermaid or Team Pirate and luckily they chose one of each so we had a boys versus girls day with Mummy and Daddy included.
We always take the same route into the park and head over the bridge to explore those areas first. We needed to look in the tanks for the Pirate and Mermaid items and mark them off our sheets but there was a lot of cheating and copying from both teams haha.
Our children always enjoy the rockpools the most and they even got a special pop badge for stroking a star fish which I don’t recall them being brave enough to do before. Not sure why they’ve always been so nervous, I’m pretty sure they don’t bite, do they?
We saw rays, clownfish (aka nemo), seahorses, jellyfish, an octopus, teeny tiny blue poison dart frogs and penguins to name but a few before going in to the recently refurbished Turtle Sanctuary. The kids loved the makeover and whilst it was very interactive and educational it was also frightening to read about the Earth’s pollution and the effect it’s having on our seas. Did you know sea turtles mistake plastic bags for jelly fish and try to eat them, or that many face scrubs contain tiny plastic beads which end up in the ocean and get eaten by our sea creatures?
By now the kids were desperate for a play in the awesome Caribbean Cove park and myself and Daddy were eager to get the picnic out and grab a coffee. There’s a lovely grassy area within the gated park and also plenty of tables inside and outside of the Café if you are purchasing food or drink from there. Our 2 little darlings would probably stay in here all day if we let them but we knew we still had lots more to do.
We found the resident Pirate and Mermaid indoors and there was lots of games set up for them to play with. They enjoyed playing a game where they had to pin the items on the board, walk the plank, hula hooping, knot tying and more.
When we went back outside we managed to find the last item in a tank and handed our completed form into the photo kiosk where the children received some temporary tattoos which we could keep along with the special themed pop badge which we’d already received.
The Pirate and Mermaids event will be running from now until 4th September 2019 so don’t miss out! For more information and tickets, please visit SEA LIFE Weymouth.
UPDATED AUG 2019 - We came back in the summer holidays with friends to do it all again but this time it was a beautiful hot day and the kids had a whale of a time in the splash park and paddling pool too!
Dorsetmums was invited to SEA LIFE Weymouth for the purpose of a review however all words are my own.