17 of the most popular Weymouth attractions to try with the family
03 / May / 2023
Weymouth is a fantastic family holiday destination. It’s located in the heart of the stunning UNESCO-protected Jurassic coast, meaning that if you choose to holiday here, you’re close to some of the region’s most beautiful scenes. It’s also brimming with attractions catering towards families of all ages and sizes.
With three award-winning holiday parks within a 15-minute drive from the town, we’re experts in all things Weymouth-related. These are our favourite Weymouth attractions.
Weymouth attractions for family fun
The following attractions focus on fun and family bonding opportunities.
Spend a day at this popular sheltered beach with a gradual sloping seabed which makes it an ideal place for swimming. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to build sandcastles and enjoy the attractions on offer here like Punch and Judy shows, donkeys, children’s rides and pedalos. If you visit at the right time you can enjoy one of the festivals or sporting events which take place in the area.
Sealife Centre Weymouth
Explore the awe-inspiring zones of this highly-rated Weymouth attraction including the rainforest, shipwreck and turtle sanctuary. The whole family will enjoy getting up close with fascinating creatures, including sharks, otters and penguins.
Featuring the work of some of the world’s leading sand sculptors, Sandworld opens its doors in April for visitors to marvel at the incredible sand sculptures on display. Each year the sculptures follow different themes. This year it’s Science Fiction.
Take a stroll around the town’s atmospheric harbour, watching the boats come and go, and enjoy some seafood at one of the many restaurants.
Lodmoor Country Park
Have a picnic or go for a bike ride at this beautiful nature reserve, which features a lake, meadows, woodland and a wealth of walking trails to explore.
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
Play a round of mini-golf at this pirate-themed course, complete with obstacles, caves, and treasure chests. For four players playing up to 18 holes, it will cost £36.
Host to an array of musical theatrical and other artistic productions throughout the year, this venue is a great option for the culture vultures amongst us. Catch a show or a movie at this historic venue suitable for family members of all ages, plus their four-legged ones!
Educational Weymouth attractions
Looking for some more educational activities to teach your children about the area’s history? Here are some great options.
Weymouth’s top heritage attraction is a fantastic place to learn about life in the area during the Victorian Era. Explore its maze of tunnels and secret rooms before taking in stunning views of the coast.
The Tank Museum
Located in nearby Bovington, The Tank Museum is home to over 300 tanks and other military vehicles and offers a fascinating insight into the history of armoured warfare. With seven large exhibition halls, there’s plenty to see. Plan your visit to coincide with a display of the vehicles in action with commentary and mock battles!
Explore the town’s rich history and heritage at Weymouth Museum which features exhibits on everything from the Jurassic Coast to the town’s role in the D-Day landings.
The Tudor House
Visit this 16th-century house in nearby Fortuneswell, which has been beautifully restored to its original Tudor appearance and features exhibits on local history. Informative guides describe domestic daily life, including furniture and clothing, lighting and candle making. This would make a great focus for a history project!
Pay a visit to this unique attraction set within 25 acres and home to a colony of over 600 swans. During nesting and hatching season from May to June, you may be lucky enough to see a cygnet hatch before your very eyes! Abbotsbury Swannery also offers visitors the chance to hand-feed swans during certain times of the day.
Weymouth attractions that will appeal to teenagers
For those slightly harder-to-please family members, there is plenty to entertain in Weymouth, from adventure activities to amusement parks.
Adventure 4 All
Here, you can enjoy an adrenaline-fueled day of outdoor activities, including coasteering, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Located in Lodmoor Country Park, this skatepark features ramps, rails, and other obstacles for skateboarders, BMX riders, and scooter riders.
Laser Quest Weymouth
At this popular Weymouth attraction, kids and teens can challenge each other to a game of laser tag. This indoor arena is a real crowd-pleaser, and it feels like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Jurassic Coast Activities
Adventure seekers can enjoy the privilege of being a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s most stunning beauty spots. Here, you can spend your days exploring the coast and taking part in a range of activities including, kayaking and rock climbing.
Fantasy Island Fun Park
Have fun with friends or family at this amusement park, which features rides for all ages, arcade games, a soft play area, a cafe and a bar.
Award-winning accommodation options
Need somewhere to stay in Weymouth? Our five-star parks offer the perfect base from which to begin your Weymouth family fun. Find out more about our family holidays and book yours with a deposit as low as £40!