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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been here numerous times and will continue to return. The entrace fee is resonable, the main selling point here is the opportunity to handle the animals namely snakes, reptiles and tarantula's. It probably does need some money spending on it but a price hike to the entry fee may well deter visitors.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have lived in west Somerset 9 years and used to visit here regular with my kids. This place has had no money spent on it since I have lived here. The outdoor play equipment is a health and safety waiting to happen. Food sub standard and kitchens dirty and out of date. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYBODY.

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somerset
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First impressions weren't good but we ended up having a great time. They have indoor and outdoor play areas which is great for the English weather. We packed a picnic so once inside we didn't need to spend any money if you didn't want to. Outside there were 2 pirate ships and a fort and animals and inside the aquariam,... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Went there for my daughters 7th birthday and have to Say it was very grubby and run down. The windows in the upstairs picnic area were rotten and full of cobwebs. Not the nicest thing to see when trying to eat lunch. I appreciate the place is relatively old but the whole place could do with a face lift. Best... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is probably the worst place I have ever visited. I visited here with my wife and children and wish i had just carried on driving. My children could not stand the smell inside the main building so we went outside. The animals look very miserable and not really surprising considering the smell and lack of stimulation they desperately need.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went many years ago thought l would take my youngest granddaughter .and was very disappointed as it was dirty and the main building looked as if it hadn't had a lick of paint since it had first opened .toilets were the same. When the staff were talking about the animals you could not hear what they were saying as they... More

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smudgesmate, Owner at Tropiquaria Zoo, responded to this review

At present we seem to get one poor review for every six good ones. Typically the poor review is from someone who rarely writes review. Or has just joined as a contributor. In this case, as far as one comment is concerned I do agree with the reviewer - the outside of the building does need painting. However this is... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went along thinking it would be a half day visit but actually spent a whole day and could have stayed longer. Our children were aged 2,4 ,8 and 11 so it is good for all ages. The play areas are fantastic - the pirate ships are amazing!! There were play areas inside and outside so you can visit in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I last went to the Tropiquaria in the '80s as a kid, and thought I'd take my own children this time. Despite varied weather the Tropiquaria was both a hit for parents and kids alike. The history behind the old radio building I found especially fascinating, because it is an excellent example of re-use. The old 1930s radio transmitting building... More

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