All the Magic of Christmas at Weymouth SeaLife Centre


This December we were invited to be guided through Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park’s festive forest by Weymouth’s jolly Elf, Bauble Jinglebell, to meet Father Christmas in his enchanting Christmas Cabin.

Father Christmas has travelled all the way from the North Pole to visit Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, where he will be residing from now until Christmas Eve, giving each child he meets a special SEA LIFE gift.

After looking around the park and seeing all our favourite sea creatures we found the reindeer stables where we waited to be greeted by Elf, Bauble Jinglebell.


The kids stayed quiet and posed for photo’s for all of a minute before they decided it would be a good idea to have a hay fight.

It didn’t take long for the Elf to arrive and greet us in time for our 3.45pm timeslot and she introduced herself and led us through the magical forest, where she taught us a magic snow dance which made it snow.


Playtime in the snow over, it was time to head inside to the log cabin to see Father Christmas himself, whom I have to admit is the most authentic I have seen in years.

He spoke gently, asked the kids lots questions of questions and made the two older ones believe he really does fly all over the world, teaching them about time zones and where he starts his journey.


They each came away with a small gift, before heading back into the park for some more fishy fun.


As our appointment was late in the day, we arrived at the park at 2pm, expecting to stay longer after we had seen Father Christmas but we were not aware that the park closed at 4pm so we didn’t get to see everything we wanted to, if you want to visit it is worth bearing this in mind.

Weymouth Sealife

The kids were all disappointed that Adventure Island and the advertised Christmas Craft Zone were both closed. They had been looking forward to colouring their own Christmas tree decorations and writing their letter to Father Christmas.

If you are feeling peckish after a visit to Father Christmas Festive Fayre is serving up sumptuous hot chocolate and Christmas gingerbread or a warming mulled cider and delicious mince pies. There’s something for everyone – whether you’ve been naughty or nice!

Weymouth Sealife

Tickets to see Father Christmas cost £7 per person on top of the entry price (£6 for Merlin Annual Pass holders) and can be booked here:

34 thoughts on “All the Magic of Christmas at Weymouth SeaLife Centre

  1. We’ve not made it to the Weymouth Sea Life centre yet but it is on our hit list. It looks like a great day out. Mich x

  2. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a mix bag this visit, I agree Father Christmas looks like a great Father Christmas but disappointing about the closed activities.
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  3. Such a shame some of the activities weren’t available. Our local Sea Life Centre doesn’t offer a visit Santa during the run up to Christmas which I think is a shame.
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  4. He looks like the perfect Father Christmas – just the right amount of ho ho ho. Sorry that some of the activities were closed but sounds like it was fun still.
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  5. How disappointing that some of the activities were closed, but despite that the kids look happy nad seem to have a great time.

  6. Emma T says:

    I do like it when they do Santa with additional activities. It’s a shame it was closing earlier. #countrykids

  7. Stacey says:

    What a lovely afternoon that you all had. Such a shame about the craft area being closed and that it closed at 4. Maybe you can venture back another time and visit the bits that you missed.

  8. Shame you didn’t get to do everything that you wanted to but it still looks like you had a lovely time #countrykids

  9. Sherry says:

    I love that they had a hay fight – it’s the the southern version of snow isn’t it haha! It does sound like a great trip out though #CountryKids

  10. Shame about the activities being closed, we do love a good Aquarium though, and nice twist with Santa too #CountryKids
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  11. Kerry Norris says:

    Such a shame you weren’t able to do everything you wanted to. It looks very festive there
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  12. Looks like a lovely way to get into the festive spirit. What a pity that you weren’t able to do everything you would like to – it has prompted me to think a bit more carefully about things like this when we go to see Santa.

  13. Coombe Mill says:

    What a lovely afternoon for you all, the kids look like they had a fabulous time. That Santa does look like a great Santa, it’s lovely that he even helped the older ones believe for a little bit longer. The looks of magic on the kids faces where they’ve made the snow happen is so lovely, I bet it was great to see.

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  14. It’s sounds lovely. It’s a shame not everything was open, especially if it had been advertised! We’re off to Chester Zoo this morning to meet the big man so fingers crossed it’s good.

  15. Jen Walshaw says:

    Shame about the timings. I have to say I love that seeing Father Christmas is so much more of an event
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  16. Sonia says:

    Looks like you had a great time. He looks like a lovely Father Christmas x
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  17. What a lovely place to see Santa!! It’s a shame you didn’t get to see everything, but the stables look so festive and it sounds like a great meeting with Santa. x
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  18. karen says:

    Weymouth is such a lovely place I’ve been to the monkey zoo but haven’t been to the sealife so will definitely look into it next time we’re there
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  19. It looks like they all had a lot of fun. I wouldn’t have thought of going to a Sea Life centre to see Santa, but it could be a really good day out
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  20. Ah brilliant, looks like a great day out for the little ones!!
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  21. My kids would love the playtime in the snow. Sounds fab.

  22. It was lovely to see you guys down there! We loved the fir forest and meeting Father Christmas in his cabin!
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  23. Hayley says:

    What a lovely Christmassy post! Can’t wait to take my little one to see Santa next year

  24. This sounds lovely, I had no idea that father Christmas went to the sealife centre, what a fab place to see him. They all look over the moon!
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  25. Rachel says:

    Aw this sounds so cute and I love the sound of the snow dance!

  26. Aww this looks and sounds like a great day out. Mine children use to love meeting Santa when they were little, special days 🙂
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  27. Looks so much fun! We were invited to go too, but it’s just too much of a drive from where we live. Looks like you guys had a grand time though 🙂
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  28. Aww sounds like such a magical time. Shame you didn’t get to see everything but looks like everyone had a lovely time.
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  29. Alina says:

    Time flies when you’re having fun so you must go back again to finish it all! Looks like lots of fun and a great place for children.
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  30. Oh no such a shame that the adventure island was closed. It looks like it was a magical Christmas trip regardless!
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  31. Father Christmas does get around doesn’t he?! He looks very authentic and good for his age and sounds like he was very engaging with the children – perfect!
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  32. Talya says:

    Ah this looks like a gorgeous festive day out for the littles! I haven’t been to the Weymouth Sea Life center but have been to others and I’m a big fan.
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  33. Wow! That looks like a fantastic day out! I’ve not been to a sealife centre in years!!!

  34. Jenni says:

    Looks great but it’s a shame you didnt see everything with it shutting at 4 x
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