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Torquays Dinosaur World

3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 298779
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs,... more » Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, get creative in our craft room, and even sit on a dinosaur! Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into! « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

brilliant our first visit ,good value for money and very interesting ,my grandson who is two years old loved it ,plenty to look at and do ,very helpful staff will be going back ,its interesting for adults as well as children .

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Brighton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I think it would be a great place if you have smaller children but as i went with my 11 year old it wasn't the best. However the staff were friendly and i suppose we did learn some stuff and my daughter got some fossilised dino poo so what more could you want.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

2nd visit for us this year. The first time we were a little disappointed how small it was, but after the boys went around, filled out their quiz sheets, took photos and learnt alot about dinosaurs and fossils etc, we changed out minds :) It's great to visit if you don't want to spend all day at an attraction, and... More

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your review. It’s brilliant news that your children loved the exhibition and took part in doing all the fun and exciting activities. And it’s wonderful to hear that, like many of our visitors, you have visited more than once and still had a great time. Well done to your little explorers, regards Toby T Rex. More

Haverhill, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The kids really enjoyed looking at all the model dinosaurs doing the quiz and looking for fossil. It was brilliant that dogs were allowed as we are on holiday and couldn't leave the dog in the caravan. Reasonably priced and very knowledgeable.

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa thanks for your review and great to know that you had a good time and thought the experience was value for money. I know many tourist attractions don’t allow dogs to enter but we’ve never had a problem, except when one tried to bite the leg of Tilly Triceratops that is! Thanks again, regards Toby T Rex. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What was there was good quality and quite realistic, however the exhibits were somewhat limited. An hour is the maximum amount of time that could be spent there. I wouldn't advise against a trip there and as I said, the quality really was good but it simply was limited.

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thanks for your comments. Great to hear that you thought the attraction was good quality and realistic. I’m sorry to hear you thought the exhibition was smaller than you expected, however, customers are able to visit for as long as they like and many do spend 2 hours interacting with all the different aspects of the exhibition. We... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went as soon as it opened on a weekday in the holidays when it rained. It cost about 24 pounds for the four of us and gave us a solid hour or so of entertainment. I was surprised that my 10 year old son enjoyed it more than his 8 year old brother doing the quiz and finding answers.... More

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for the feedback. It is really good to hear that you and your sons enjoyed your visit, and well done to them for making the most out of the explorer quiz and sitting on dinosaurs. They were obviously brave enough to win their dinosaur expert certificates. Please accept our apologies that the prams caused a problem... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited Dinosaur World a couple of weeks ago with our 4 year old grandson. He was so thrilled with everything! The attraction is reasonably priced, easy to navigate and the child friendly exhibits absolutely great...we didn't have to tell our grandson not to touch and climb over the exhibits as the staff actually encourage the children to touch the dinos... More

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, it’s great to see your review and know that you and the family had such a good time in the exhibition. We know that families who really engage with the exhibition and spend time exploring and discovering all the different elements of the tour get the most out of their visit: so thank you and well done for... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great hour or so for our little girl she loved riding dinosaurs! She also enjoyed receiving a explorers certificate!

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, lovely to hear that your little girl enjoyed herself. And well done to her for being brave enough to sit on dinosaurs and win her certificate. Thanks for the feedback, regards Toby T Rex More

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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good attraction and great for kids with friendly staff on hand. The £5.95 per person is a little over price with what's there but ok if you want to spend a hour

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you thought the attraction was good and that the kids had a great time. We love interacting with all our brave little explorers finding out what their favourite dinosaurs are, marking their quizzes and of course awarding them the Dinosaur Expert Certificates. Customers are able to visit for as long... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

South Devon is a lovely area but has never seemed to have enough indoor attractions. This one's a welcome addition. Displays are well put together, and the boards very informative. It isn't massive, but the clipboard with quiz encourages children to spend time finding out a bit more rather than just dash round. They are also allowed to sit on... More

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, great top hear your thoughts after your recent visit. When we opened 4 ½ years ago we set out to create an exhibition that was a little different than existing dinosaur museums and theme parks so we focused on high quality models and displays, detailed but well presented information accessible for different ages and fun interactive exhibits to... More

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