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Torquays Dinosaur World

3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 298779
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Ranked #21 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We thought paying £6.95 each would be a good deal but we were over and done quite quickly. Obviously they had put thought into this by giving people a quiz to take part in but for most children under 9 it was too hard. Some of the questions were too hard for me! The staff were really friendly and talking... More

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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I felt like I'd well and truly had my pants pulled down and slapped with a big hand. The dinosaur displays were at best poor and we were in and out in half an hour . the only reason it got more than 1 star is that the kids liked it. This price should have included at least a return... More

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

Dear Reviewer, I am pleased to see that your kids liked the exhibition so I am surprised and disappointed with your negative comments. I cannot understand or accept your comment about ‘a house’ nor accept that the dinosaur displays are poor. We are situated in a town centre commercial property approximately 3200 sq feet in size, and in the last... More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Overall it was ok but I think it is overpriced for what it is - £5.95 per person - flat rate! We really enjoyed fossil excavation, but that's about it. Everything else was a bit boring.

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

Hello and thank you for your feedback, but it’s disappointing to hear you thought your visit was overpriced. The entrance fee allows visitors the opportunity to spend as long they wish interacting with all the different aspects of the exhibition, to re-tour at their own pace after completing the quiz, and to re-enter later on the same day if young... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Staff friendly , and helpful ... smallish venu , my second visit , first time when it opened 4 years ago ... since has enlarged , with extra rooms. My 9 year old grandson enjoyed the questionnaire and completed it 100% and got his "certificate". Models were realistic, and kids were allowed to climb over them , which they loved... More

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

Dear Reviewer, many thanks for letting us know that your grandchildren really enjoyed their visit, and well done to them for completing our fun explorer quiz and winning their Dinosaur Expert certificate. Regarding the price we do not charge extra for adults: instead we choose to keep things simple and charge everyone (except toddlers) the child and pensioner price of... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

How much you enjoy this attraction is going to be largely dependant on the your party. We have a five year old daughter, who enjoyed the visit in a mildly interested way, and a four year-old son who's recently become fixated by dinosaurs, and was excited almost to the point of hysteria when we arrived. Both kids enjoyed it. It... More

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

Dear reviewer, thank you for your comments and great to know that both of your children enjoyed the visit, especially your young son. Our visitors are a very diverse group from young toddlers up to pensioners, but our most popular demographic are primary school age boys and girls. These explorers often spend up to two hours looking at and reading... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

Dear Sandra, many thanks for your review. It’s great to know that your grandson enjoyed the exhibition and that you felt that the visit was good value for money. As you say we have many different things to do for those who are interested in dinosaurs whether you are a younger or an older visitor. We look forward to seeing... More

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. I’m pleased to hear that you found the exhibition educational and the staff very friendly. Though the majority of our visitors are under 10 years old we do have many who are older but who still find dinosaurs interesting and therefore enjoy the exhibition. It is purely a matter of personal interest, and... More

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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