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Torquays Dinosaur World

3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 298779
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to...
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our daughter is mad mad mad on dinosaurs. At 2 year old she knows the most common and when she told the lady on reception what the ones in reception where we knew we had found an awesome place to visit. Considering the place is really small they have it laid out brilliantly. You walk round and can do the... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Lovely to see that you enjoyed the visit and thanks for letting us know. We always find it amazing how even some of our youngest explorers not only know the names of some of our dinosaurs, but also how to pronounce them. Well done to your daughter, especially as she was also brave enough to sit on some... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our grandson is so keen on dinosaurs that we thought we would give it a try. What a wonderful surprise ... authentic model dinosaurs and associated scenery. Much more than appears from outside. We visited at Halloween and it was the theme used for the quiz sheet given on entry. The quiz made us pay extra attention to the exhibits... More 

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

Dear Tom, thanks for your feedback. Great to see your review and know that you and your grandson had a good time during your recent visit. We set up the exhibition to be a little bit like a museum, although we wanted it to be more interactive, hence we ensured we had very high quality models and accurate up to... More 

newton abbot, devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I thought £5.95 was a bit over the top for what amounted to about an hour. I would imagine that in the summer when its busy it must be a nightmare in the small areas in which you have to walk. Also due to it being nearly halloween the place had been decorated with all sorts of scary stuff, most... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, I’m sorry to see that you were not happy with your visit. As advertised we presently have a week of Halloween fun and as such have decorated the exhibition to match the theme. The Halloween promotion with all its decorations has proven very popular of the years, but I understand it may detract from the scenes if you... More 

Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We weren't sure of what to expect . This was fab and the trail kept our 9 year old busy and engrossed throughout! Excellent quality displays which were jam packed with information. Everything was interactive and the trail prizes were really worth winning! Highly recommend!

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

Hello Andrea, many thanks for your lovely feedback and great to see you enjoyed it so much. We’ve build the exhibition to appeal to primary school children of all ages with the older ones more able to read the information about all the different dinosaurs, but also able to get involved with the interactive aspects: especially our fun family quiz,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I visited Torquays Dinosaur World on 3 Victoria Parade during my first week of my devon Holidays.Its located not far from Torquay harbour.The whole attraction has a lot of prehistoric Fibreglass Dinosaurs on display throughout the attraction.You pay a entrance fee then given a Dinosaur quiz to do as you go around each dinosaur which has its own historical label... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. Great to read you enjoyed our exhibition and you found the quiz interesting as we put lots of effort in creating new quizzes for our visitors, along with all other interactive aspects of the exhibition, such as fossil excavation sites, craft room and dinosaurs to sit on. Also, the exhibition is suitable for... More 

Bristol
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Myself, husband and 2 year old son went with trepidation due to the reviews on here and were pleasantly surprised, little one had a great time in the sand boxes digging up the fossils and climbing on all the dinos he could sit on, spent a good 20 minutes in the drawing room looking at all the pictures in there... 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 always great to hear from visitors who have made the most of their visit by taking part in the quiz and the interactive sections, and thereby getting good value for money and enjoying the exhibition. As well as making the exhibition as informative, fun and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Found it difficult to find at first but got there in the end, quite small inside but has a lot of information for adults and children. My 2 year old son is dinosaur mad and loved every minute, especially sitting on the dinosaurs :-)

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

Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your feedback. It is always great to receive such positive comments from visitors especially if they have been brave enough to sit on the dinosaur. Well done to your little explorers. Thank you regards Toby T Rex More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

very good and informative and educational got to touch some real fossilised dinosaur poo too !! having said that it s a little bit expensive for what it is and only took an hour to get round if going make sure you have something to do in the afternoon.

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

Dear Visitor. Thank you for your review and great to see that you enjoyed the exhibition. Sorry to hear you though it was expensive. We constantly change and update the exhibition so that there are always new things to see and things to do such as finding fossils, sitting on dinosaurs etc More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids loved this exhibition because they are dinosaur mad, but my husband and I thought it was very good too. Yes this is not a large theme park, but it the quality of the models and all the things the kids can play with make it better than the natural history museum. Lovely staff too who talked to the... 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 always great to hear from visitors who have made the most of their visit by taking part in the quiz and the interactive sections, and thereby getting good value for money and enjoying the exhibition. As well as making the exhibition as informative, fun and... More 

Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited here on the way back from our holiday in Cornwall. To be honest, I didn't expect a great deal for an entry fee of £5.95pp, and I wasn't disappointed. It was pretty dire to say the least. I know that TobyTrex, Manager, will disagree with me, but this takes me back to my childhood of visiting naff attractions... More 

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

Dear Sir, thank you for your review. Obviously I’m disappointed to read your feedback about the exhibition and the suggestion that we do not take feedback seriously. Firstly, I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the exhibition. We work very hard to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, and although on the whole the feedback we get from visitors is positive,... More 

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