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Address: Washford Cross, Washford TA23 0QB, England
Phone Number: 01984 640688
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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fantastic! A must see family day out.

this place is great! Luckily I'd read some reviews before we went so I knew it was going to look a bit odd from the outside! It certainly does, as it's all based in an old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Kate S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

this place is great! Luckily I'd read some reviews before we went so I knew it was going to look a bit odd from the outside! It certainly does, as it's all based in an old building. But do NOT let that put you off! From the first sighting of an animal in the main hall myself and my kids... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited Tropiquaria on a Sunday on the way back to Devon following a weekend of Camping in Minehead. Luckily I got the tickets on groupon - but even then, for what you get it was incredibly steep! Whole park needed updating, the animals were scattered about randomly, and not many of them either i would like to add. There was... More 

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

I am slightly wary of any review that is posted 4-5 months after the visit. It also seems strange that a one star review should carry so many photographs of the reviewers children, clearly having a good time! We take grave exception to the comments about few animals/aquariums; we have over 140 species of fish alone. Some of these are... More 

Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and myself had a fantastic day out at Tropiquaria, the first time we have been, and we will definitely go more often. They have a big range of animals, great talks, and a great cafe... We found the staff really helpful and knowledgeable, and obviously really care for their animals. My highlight was seeing the two raccoons, Rocky... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited here a few days ago with my partner and 5 year old son and had a great day. Don't be put off by the dreary looking building as you pull up into the car park as this really is an interesting place with lots of animals to see, knowledgable and friendly staff and hands on experiences!. We arrived just... More 

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review and weare glad that you enjoyed yourselves. If you enjoyed us in the Winter try and come back this Summer when we should have the new gibbon cage, the new Lemur cage, the new Tamarin enclosure, and subject to planning permission our new Play Fort. More 

blondedolly
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went on Sunday for the 3rd time using groupon. To be honest though I would not mind paying full price. The place does look strange from the outside. But it really is a Jem of a place. The puppet show is wonderful, really clean wholesome fun for under 10's, the animals all look cared for too. The staff give... More 

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Like all of the other reviews have stated... do not judge this book by it's cover. Although it was much more fun inside than outside, I feel the cheap entrance fee is reflected indoors... Lots of animals and interesting facts (I noticed a lot of the animals looked miserable). It all seemed very randomly designed and things were sort of... More 

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Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although this is a strange looking place, don't be put off as it's great fun for young children. The chunky art deco building is home to the tropical house and aquarium and where the animal handling takes place. This is really the highlight of the visit and happens several times a day so there are plenty of chances. My boys... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited this attraction today and we were very disappointed with the overall facilities, it was in need of urgent updating, the entry price of £30 seemed very steep for what was available, you could walk around the site easily within an hour and that was stopping off for a good look at everything on view.the puppet show was unavailable... More 

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

Despite saying that they visited in November and posted this review on the second the reviewer states that the puppet show was "unavailable". On Saturday 1st it took place at 1.30pm and on Sunday 2nd at 2.30pm. On both those days there was also bird feeding in the hall at 11.15, animal encounter sessions where the public are able to... More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Came here a couple of years ago and loved the meet the reptiles and skunk talk. Came again this half term and as my two boys were older thought they'd enjoy the animals more. I wasn't disappointed. They loved it, taking lots of photos and chatting excitedly about which spider was the scariest. Outdoors the peacocks roam free and there... More 

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were on holiday in the area and my partner really wanted to visit. I want fussed but am glad we went. It is a slightly strange concept of having a zoo in an old broadcasting building but what a good use for it. The little museum was lovely showing my daughter what her TV and radio might have looked... More 

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