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Torquays Dinosaur World

3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 298779
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Ranked #18 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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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have 3 children under 7 with us who all enjoyed the experience. It is a small attraction but was filled with exhibits which the children could touch. And also climb on which I thought was really good. There was also the opportunity for them to play in the sand to uncover fossils. The price was the same for young... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

this was an attraction we were looking forward to but it ended up as a price vs quality problem. It was a bit like a visit to an airfix model show! we left feeling the price was too much for this attraction should have been £3 an adult we thought £5-95 was too much for what it was...if it rains... More

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

Dear reviewer, thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit. Our town centre venue may not be the biggest but we focus on the quality of the experience for our visitors with high grade models with lots of detailed information about dinosaurs, along the fossil excavation sites, a fun family quiz, exciting... More

Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We came in shortly after 3PM, but the owner allowed us in anyway as we'd especially come to see this attraction and we had trouble finding it (it's signposted, but a lot smaller than we had expected). There are some good displays of dinosaurs, although most are miniature-sized. There are only about 3 or 4 life-sized dinosaurs on display. Still,... More

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

Dear reviewer, many thanks for your feedback and it is good to hear that you thought the exhibition was fun and informative, and the displays were good. However, it is disappointing to see you state that some of displays are miniature-sized, and that we only have 3-4 life size models, especially after we were kind enough to let you in... More

Burntwood
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited here a while ago. My daughter loved it. Actually my husband did too. A good place to take the kids. Would go back again if we had younger children with us as ours are older now.

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

Dear reviewer, thanks for your review and great to hear that your daughter, and your husband loved the experience of seeing and learning about all the dinosaurs, finding the fossils and I’m sure sitting on dinosaurs. Thanks again, regards Toby T Rex More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Although smaller than one would like and essentially statues in settings this place gave me a real nostalgia for my childhood visits to museums and was a great way to spend an hour while I waited for my lift.

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

Dear Darren, thank you for your comments. Good to know that you enjoyed your time visiting the exhibition. All our models, life size and scaled, are set in dioramas that are handmade in-house, and provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of these amazing creatures for our visitors. With so many interesting things to read, see and do our exhibition... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A small, interesting dinosaur experience for 5-9 year-olds, especially good for a rainy day. Friendly staff, great dioramas and loads of dinosaur facts. Well worth trying out for curious little ones.

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

Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your feedback and we are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the experience. We focus on creating a fun, enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere for our visitors and constantly update our dioramas to keep the exhibition fresh and interesting so it’s great to hear your appreciation of the efforts we make to... More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was quite small and we had walked around it within an hour. Very interesting and a great place for youngsters to learn but nothing spectacular.

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

Dear Sir, thank you for the review. I’m pleased to hear that you thought the exhibition was very interesting and a great place for visitors to learn about dinosaurs. Visitors are free to spend as long as they wish exploring the exhibition to read all the detailed information, find fossils in the excavation sites, get creative in the craft room,... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My two kids are dinosaur mad so they were so excited to find this attraction by the harbour. They couldn't wait to go and they had a brilliant time. They couldn't believe they could see the models so close and sit on some of them. My youngest was a little scared of the roaring at first but got over it... More

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

Dear Gillian, many thanks for your positive review and we are so glad to hear that you had such a good time during your recent visit. We know from experience that dinosaur mad children love to see, touch and play with the models and fossils, which is why so much of our exhibition is interactive. And for the visitors who... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fantastic displays, very educational, and the staff were wonderful- they couldn't do enough for us, just brilliant

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

Dear Reviewer, it was lovely to read your comments following your recent visit. We spend a lot of time and effort creating our displays and focus strongly on creating a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere for our explorers so they can have the best experience possible, so it’s great to see that this is appreciated by our visitors. Many thanks and... More

Henley-on-Thames, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Took my 6 year-old daughter to Torquay and came across Dinosaur World. We thought it might be fun and were pleasantly surprised when we went in. We enjoyed the quiz which was just as well as the event could have been over quite quickly without. Just about value for money.

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

Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your feedback and happy to know that you and your daughter enjoyed the visit. It's good know that you took the opportunity to explore the exhibition, with its many dinosaurs to see and learn about, and many fun interactive exhibits, as well as the explorer quiz. And I'm sure your 6 year old was clever... More

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