Following our interests, A visit to Sealife Weymouth

September 23, 2017 - Home education
Following our interests, A visit to Sealife Weymouth

The way we home educate mostly involves us following the children’s interests. For E most of those interests revolve around fierce animals. Dinosaurs, Sharks, Monsters etc. We were given the opportunity to visit the Sealife Centre in Weymouth on Sunday. Sunday happened to coincide with the Ironman ┬ácompetition, which did mean that Weymouth was very busy and the car park at the Sealife centre was closed. We were quite worried about how this would affect E, but he coped fantastically.


Hands on learning

On arrival we decided to have our picnic, E however, was so excited he didn’t want to eat. He rushed off to visit the seahorses, then the rock pool, then the seahorses, then the turtles! Are you beginning to see how our day went?! He must have visited every exhibit at least twice. Flitting between them, taking in all the sights, seeing all the different varieties of sea creature.

The girls enjoyed exploring and seeing everything, the also loved the play park with all it’s many twisty slides, and the splash area. Daddy and I had to take it in turns to follow E to his next target area. Occasionally we managed to visit an exhibit as a family, though we were rarely in one place for more than a couple of minutes. I liked that E had the space to roam and explore.

When we arrived at the ocean tunnel, E’s face was a picture. He soon spotted the sharks, his eyes lit up and he gasped with excitement. SHARKS! We spent a while there, watching them swim around. We even went back a bit later for another look.


At the end of the day we stopped off at The Royal Oak pub outside Blandford for dinner. The children were all in a great mood after a fun day although a bit tired. We enjoyed a really tasty meal and the pub was so child friendly with board games to keep the children entertained and a play area outside. It’s a day we shall look back with great memories.

One thought on “Following our interests, A visit to Sealife Weymouth


Such a lovely blog to read about this trip for the Happy Handly family. We too were given this opportunity, as locals, but had to miss it. The photos are lovely, bright and capture your children’s reactions, to a fab experience. Another day has been organised so we’re looking forward to taking L along. He’d like me to touch a starfish, if that’s possible?! L is only managing half days at Primary school and will be starting a Therapy Farm for 2 sessions a week, soon. I’m hoping that it will be enjoyable for him and a bonus it’s classed as ‘education ‘. ­čÖé


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *