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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
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The outside of this place is not very nice to look at but dont let it put you off they have a great play pirate ship for young ones the animals are well looked after and my granddaughter got to stroke some of the animals loom out for the tortoise wandering around the staff were friendly they have good picnic... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Was not sure about visiting here after reading some reviews. From the outside I didn't want to visit as the building does looks very run down and not very inviting. Was rather surprised when we walked up to entrance and realised that the place does not smell at all unlike what others reviewed and the woman who greeted us was... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 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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