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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 298779
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Description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings...
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 deadly dinosaur! Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into!
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Great little find.

Great for a rainy couple of hours. Loads of facts and great displays. Also fossils and craft room. Really friendly staff, very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
SarahEverett-Cox
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great for a rainy couple of hours. Loads of facts and great displays. Also fossils and craft room. Really friendly staff, very helpful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went with my nephew and my family to Dinosaur world we had a really good time there is loads to look at the sho good at the end.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Took my 3 year old who loves dinosaurs and his little brother here on a Sunday morning and they both loved it! The guy on reception was really friendly and helpful and I could leave the buggy whilst the little one ran around as it was quiet. We've been to most dinosaur parks and although this is very small it's... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your lovely feedback and it’s really pleasing to know that you and your little explorers got fully involved during your visit. There are many dinosaurs and interactive exhibits as you say, and the explorer quiz is always a great for helping visitors learn about these amazing creatures. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing... More 

NEWQUAY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Was good for quick visit, we had complimentary tickets, but would not want to pay a lot for it, it passed about 45 mins , they have put quiet a lot of thought into the layout, children will enjoy it.

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

Dear Reviewer, it’s great that you enjoyed your visit. As you say we have put a lot of thought into the exhibition, we have listened to the feedback from customers and we have constantly updated and improved the experience for visitors. As such we have had a successful 5 years since we opened and have proven to be a popular... More 

Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place itself was fun pictures where taken. But the place was basically a small shop size you walk in and out and that's it. Hope this helps someone.

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback and I’d glad to hear that you thought the exhibition was fun and that you took the opportunity to take pictures of your little one with the dinosaurs. However, I have to disagree with your description of the exhibition as a ‘small shop’. As you infer the exhibition is not an enormous theme... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I took my (at the time) 3 year old was a few months back, it's a brilliant place he loved it so did me and his dad, it may be small but the staff were friendly & my little boy loved it what more can you asked for brilliant price and got to take as many pictures as we liked,... More 

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

Hello and many thanks for your kind comments. We are always impressed with how brave and knowledgeable our young explorers are. They run around finding all the dinosaurs and fossils, they sit on some of the dinosaurs and are not even scared when the T Rex roars at them – it’s great for us to see them having such fun.... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took my four year old Dinosaur Expert who loved every moment of the exhibition. For a small attraction we were in there for an hour or more as we were given a quiz to do. My little expert enjoyed helping looking for the information and got to sit on a number of large dinosaurs for photo opportunities. It was very... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you very much for your lovely feedback. The premise for the business is to provide a fun and educational experience so it’s good to see that you and your little ones enjoyed the quiz, and that they took an active part in its completion. And as the little explorers put the effort into finding the answers it... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is easy to find right next to the inner harbour. You will need to park in either the Living Coast car park or pay for road side meter. It's good fun for younger kids.

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

Dear visitor, thank you for your review and we are really pleased to know that your children had such fun. As you say we have a great location in the heart of Torquay by the harbour, and parking is very easy with 3 pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance. You may be interested also in our... More 

Taunton
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
83 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have an 11yo dino addict who was in her element here, lots of info and detail for a small attraction, have to say we were pleasantly surprised. Didn't take too long to go around, about an hour, but we were lucky as it was quiet, can imagine in it to be a bit of a mare when busy, glad... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, it was lovely to get your feedback so thank you very much. It’s excellent news that your daughter had such a good time during their visit. We may not have the biggest exhibition but we fill all the space with models, information and interactive exhibits to make the visit as fun and interesting as possible. So we’re happy... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went with my two boys age 11 and 3 and hubby. It is a nice little museum with lots of displays and a fun search for the kids to do as they go round. There is a little shop selling items that the kids will love and are nice for gifts. The staff were very friendly and well informed.

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

Hello, many thanks for your feedback and we’re really happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition as we have put a lot of heart and soul into making the experience as fun, interesting and educational. We value all our visitors, especially our little ones, and enjoy making them feel as special as possible - after all it is our... More 

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