Last weekend, while on holiday in Hampshire, visiting Peppa Pig World, and in West Bay Dorset, seeing the Jurassic Coast, we were invited to a preview of the brand new Caribbean Cove playground at Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park. Caribbean Cove opens just before Easter on the 1st April 2017. I’ve reviewed Caribbean Cove here as it’s such a great day out and we had a brilliant time and will add a separate review of the Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park as there were so many exhibits to see this would be a very long post!
The new Caribbean Cove Playground at Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park
The new playground is a really good size, with lots to do, and has child safe surfacing which is lovely and bouncy. There are play facilities for all ages, although most facilities are for kids slightly older than two year old Toddler H, she happily played and ran about for 1.5 hours! As well as the huge climbing frames, and a smaller boat one for younger children, there is a sandpit, slides, tunnels and space for them to run around. There is more than that really it’s just so hard to take photos of it all! Also we found, if an adult takes the younger ones they can also do much much more. It really is very versatile with a helping hand.
Toddler H is 28 months old and had a brilliant time playing there, so it really did have a lot for such a young toddler to do. Oh and yes, daddy had a great time too, taking her on the bigger facilities.
Arriving at Caribbean Cove…
She loved the slides, especially in the ‘boat’ which she could do herself. This was a smaller climbing frame with net climbing, a climbing wall, a steering wheel, and two slides. Perfect for toddlers!
We also both taught her how to climb the climbing walls. Something she understaood, and loved! I grew up going climbing at weekends, and hubby also took up residence hobby when at university so our whole family is excited by this development!
She also loved the ‘play boats’ pretending to steer them, the sand pit, the tunnels and all the slides (especially the huge ones she sat on daddy’s lap for!).
The huge sand pit (I love the addition of the huge palm trees throughout the playground).
I can see that primary school age kids would have a ball, and really not want to leave this play park. At least I know I wouldn’t have wanted to!
It was brilliant, really high, really diverse and as hubby said, quite challenging for him in places… although the young (school age) kids who were also at the preview, didn’t seem to have a problem, so I think he’s just a bit older than he likes to think! Well, I guess he was also juggling a 2 year old who was having a ball and wanting to try everything. I can see this might now be a problem for me at other play parks as she’s now been on some huge slides and climbing frames.
Toddler H also loved walking along the mounds that were built into the surfacing e.g. following the octopus tentacles. Just small features that make a huge impact to a toddler.
There were toilets in the playground, a lovely addition. The toilets (in the ladies) had toddler seats which popped down on top of the adult toilet seat – a really well thought out addition. We did note that the baby change was in the ladies though…
There were a number of picnic benches which I’m sure will be very full in nice weather. bins were also scattered around which should keep the area nice and tidy.
Not only that, but work was still ongoing, but there will be a Costa Coffee opening at the Sea Life Centre soon! There is already a cafe at the entrance,so you can sit with your coffee and lunch while the children play.
I totally and utterly loved our time at Caribbean Cove and recommend it 100%. It’s great for kids to run off steam and also for parents to know they are quite safe. Such a large play area really makes such a difference at an attraction and I am sure it will be very popular every year both when the weather is nice and not so.
If you’re near Weymouth, definitely check out the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and this amazing playground. I’m quite sure Caribbean Cove looks set to be very popular this summer!
Please let me know if you visit and if you also had a fab time?