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Tropiquaria Zoo

Washford Cross, Washford TA23 0QB, England
01984 640688
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Washford
Type: Zoos
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belfast
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21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Parking area rather large outside what looks like a dilapidated old building. We decided to continue with our visit and not judge a book by its cover. Entry was steep at £22 for a disabled adult, a carer and a six year old. Normally my carer goes free. We started with the gibbons talk. The keepers were very informative and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Tropiquaria; plenty of entertainment; my boys loved handling the bearded dragon and stroking a skunk! The indoor and outdoor play areas were good, we really enjoyed the puppet show and the lunch was good value. We were also impressed with the gift shop; normally these sort of places rip you off, but the prices... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Biaza (the British and Irish Aquarium and Zoos Association) should not be funding and close the place down or seriously help and inject a lot more money. I always came here as a child and returning with friends last month broke my heart. The crocodile is in a cage almost not as wide as he is long. None of the... More

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

Once again when visiting any zoo, or other leisure attraction if you have problems with anything, or do not understand something ask at the time. Some of the animals might bite, but the staff do not! Firstly, in common with all other collections in Biaza, we pay to be a member. The advantage is that if we fall below their... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We bought Groupon vouchers and probably wouldn't have gone in had we not already paid. However, it was a really nice couple of hours. Plenty to do and see and lots to talk about afterwards.

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My partner and I were well into our holiday in Minehead and were running low on things to do so we thought we would try Tropiquaria. It looks a bit dismal on the outside, we weren't even sure if it was still open. Once inside though you can tell it is a place where all the animals are well cared... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you don't go on days with your kids often then go somewhere else, maybe paignton zoo or creally. We go out every week so have visited almost everywhere. It's a good one off place to go if youre running out of places you haven't visited. Did have a bit of a problem with rude staff in the cafe but... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband, sisters and myself visited here on our recent Holiday. We stayed at some lodges across the road and were woken by the animal every morning so we thought it would be great to visit them. Firstly we had a voucher, so the price (not bad in itself for a zoo) was discounted by 10% these vouchers are easy... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a lovely little zoo but also very sad. It needs a lot of time and money spent on it. It isn't well advertised from the road and it does look very grim from the outside so perhaps the footfall isn't what it could be. It could be very nice here if there was money available to spend on... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have come here many many times with my children over the years but it has become quite dated and is really not worth the full asking price. Luckily we managed to get a family ticket on Groupon (2 adults/3 kids) for £15 otherwise we would've had to pay £37.50 I think for a family ticket(2adults/2kids)+extra child. We bought food at... More

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

Our admission price is currently we believe, quite competitive. £9.00 for adults, £7.50 for children and seniors, a family ticket for 2+2 for £30.00 with further reductions for the disabled and Her Majesties armed forces. This might sound a lot, but I recently went to the cinema locally for £11.00, the film lasted 1 hour 50 minutes! We are currently... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Thankfully we had a 2 4 1 voucher otherwise I would have been extremely unhappy. The meet the animals was excellent as was the shadow string puppet show and the outdoor pirate ships. However, the zoo side was far below anything I've been too before. The animals are few and far between and the site is difficult to negotiate with... More

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

So we are poor when you list three items straight off that are excellent? As a matter of English Law we are a zoo, and not the smallest by far. What we take exception too is the "animals are few and far between". We have tapir, emus, rhea, two species of mongoose, porcupine, seven species of lemur (more than any... More

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