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Tropiquaria Zoo

Washford Cross, Washford TA23 0QB, England
01984 640688
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Washford
Type: Zoos
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to win tickets to visit Tropiquaria and went along today (July 2014). The building is an old BBC station and is a landmark in the area. The man at the entrance was very polite and described the map to us. The cars just inside the entrance gate was a huge hit with our 3.5 yr old!!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Tropiquaria on Friday 18th July 2014 as the last day of our holiday to Butlins Minehead, on the way back home. We had planned to stay for perhaps 3 hours 'ish but there was plenty for the kids and lots of animals to see and arriving at 10.30, we stayed until 4pm. One of the reasons stimulating me... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wasn't sure what to expect from this place having read mixed reviews, however, though the front does look dilapidated we were pleasantly surprised when we went in. The staff were friendly and took time to talk to you about the animals. We went to the snake talk and got to hold the snake and meet the tortoises. Although there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited on a spur of the moment decision with my kids and yes it is an old building but we looked passed that and had a wonderful day. Holding the lizard and snake was a highlight and my kids loved the aquarium. We made sure to make the most off what was to offer with the talks and feeds. The... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited a couple of days a go, very outdated and not a huge selection of animals. The two members of staff we encountered were rude and uninterested. Don't bother in my opinion! Thus place could be good if modernised and more animals

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

We take the way that our staff behave very seriously here, and when I contacted the reviewer, and asked politely if she could identify the staff concerned she declined to do so on the grounds that she didn't want to get anybody into trouble". She also didn't indicate the day on which she attended. To my staff, who do pride... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to this place in July 2014. The entrance to it looks like an old power station. Anyway, paid our entrance fee and went to explore. The aquarium and animal pens and cages, which are inside the "Old power station"are appaling. Small, bare floors, and animals showing obvious signs of stress abound in this place. Outside it was like a... More

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

We hope that readers of this review will look at the previous reviews, all but one giving us 4 or 5 stars, all within the last two months; many within the last two weeks. Clearly these reviewers were not ALL mistaken. All our animals are healthy, and we do NOT have any Kangaroos, neither have we ever had any. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I agree upon pulling up the first thing you think is really a zoo, here? Upon entering though our impression soon changed. Yes some things are dated but facilities are clean, reasonably priced and the staff are helpful and polite. Happily spent nearly 4 hours here and met lots of animals. We even got to walk around and stroke some.... More

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When pulling up to the 1930's ex BBC radio transmitter buildng it doesnt exactly scream zoo, instead it looks somewhat imposing. Not judging a book by its cover however we entered and paid our £30 (family) entrance fee. The interior unfortunately isnt much better with peeling paint and a general feel of dis-repair all around. Be prepared as you enter... More

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smudgesmate, Outdated Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

Having read the title of this review we were not sure whether it was our whole venue or just the staff that were alleged to be outdated! Reading on, the reviewers views become clearer. Sadly we are a little behind with the maintenance. The constraints of a recession and listed building controls also control some of what we can do... More

Sandwell, West Midlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When we pulled up on the car park I do have to admit that I thought 'what the hell is this?!'. Bu t, as I'm not one to judge a book by its cover we went in to be greeted by the friendliest of staff. Yes, ok the building itself is a little tired around the edges but hey, it's... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I read many reviews on this place & decided the only way to decide wS to actually try it. It was nice. There was a smell of something nasty (as mentioned by others in reviews) next to the puppet room, but it was clear to me that was not a standard urine smell as people assumed, to me it was... More

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