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Torquays Dinosaur World

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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
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+44 1803 298779
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that...

Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about these awesome beasts, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, and even sit on a deadly dinosaur! Whether you are a little dinosaur fan, or even a big one, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into! Winter Opening from Tuesday 13th September to 29th March 2017: Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am - last entry 3pm - close 4.30pm. PLUS pick up the Paleo Pass to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. Summer Opening: Every day from Saturday 1st April 2017 to Sunday 10th September. Entry Price: £6.95 per visitor. Children 2 years old and under are free of charge. PLUS pick up the Paleo Pass to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.

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Small but plenty to see.

Enthusiastic staff making it very enjoyable for the children. They had to complete questions on their way round. A good mix of hands on and observing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
clangmead954
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My two year old grandson is dinosaur mad so for his birthday treat he had a visit to Dinosaur World. He enjoyed everything except when the tyrannosaurus roared - but then he didnt like roaring lions at paignton zoo!

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HAMPSHIRE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great place to visit with kids, lots to see and do also the staff are brilliant, Well worth a visit !!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looked like a shop from the outside.. 18 pounds for 3 of us was a bit pricy for the hour we spent there as the boys were too young to care about the quiz. The guy was very nice talkative and helpful at the desk. Kids enjoyed it in the end.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your visit and I'm really happy to hear that the kids enjoyed the experience. I'm sure that, like all visitors, they enjoyed seeing, touching and sitting on dinosaurs and discovering all the amazing fossils, even if they were too young to help you with the quiz. As you experienced the exhibition is much bigger on... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

What an absolute gem this place is! It's hidden just by the seafront, and is an Aladdin's cave of prehistory inside! It's a really great museum, very interactive and informative. My 5 year old loved it. There was a great quiz to take us round, a nice craft area and there are brilliant fossil hunting bits which my 5 yr... More 

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1 Thank weeny_mel
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear visitor, many thanks for your kind comments regarding your recent visit. It is always great to know whether visitors enjoy the experience, so we are very happy to hear that you fully engaged with the exhibition and that your little explorer loved it. It seems like he was brave enough to sit on the dinosaurs so well done to... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The dinosaur models were amazing to look at and the guy at the desk was ever so helpful. I also liked the gift shop and the information on the walls.

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1 Thank Ethan E
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Sir, many thanks for your recent visit and it was nice to meet and discuss dinosaurs. I'm glad that you enjoyed the visit and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Toby T Rex. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Took my son here who is dinosaur mad. Didn't expect it to be as good as it was. The dinosaur models are really good and they allow children to sit on them for pictures. There are little digs around the venue where explorers can uncover dinosaur fossils in the sand. My favourite part was the life size T-Rex skull model,... More 

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

Dear Explorers, thank you so much for your visit and lovely feedback. We put a lot of time and effort into providing an experience that is fun, educational and exciting, especially for our little explorers who love being able to touch and sit on the dinosaurs, and discover the fossils. Well done for putting your head inside the mouth of... More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

very entertaing for children although we had none with us we had a look round it was right by the marina

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Thank 209958Sue
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for leaving a review. It's great to know that, just like many older visitors, you enjoyed the exhibition. Dinosaur World is like a museum in that we have very good quality exhibits and well research detailed information about dinosaurs, which is great for learning about these amazing creatures. But the exhibition is also very interactive so... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here, about an hour and a half to 2 hours if you have a particularly Dino obsessed little one. The guy hosting on the counter was really friendly and made us feel welcome and took the time to make our nearly 3 year old feel like a little adventurer. Would definitely visit again. Just need to... More 

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

Dear Matthew, many thanks for your visit and lovely feedback. As you inferred we have filled the exhibition with as many dinosaurs and with as many fun interactive exhibits as possible, and work hard on creating a friendly and enthusiastic environment for our visitors, so it is always rewarding to know that visitors appreciate this and enjoy their visit. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

2nd visit to Dinosaur World with my son, this place is really fun with lots to do, we went when the Halloween displays were on and went round with a second tour with a story and lights out/torches theme. Totally brilliant

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Thank mullins123
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you so much for your visits and lovely feedback. We do put a tremendous amount of effort into making a visit, especially one during a special promotion like Halloween, as enjoyable as possible. And our Halloween promotion with all the ghost ghouls, lights out torch tour and ghost story was very popular and well received. Well done... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Enthusiastic staff making it very enjoyable for the children. They had to complete questions on their way round. A good mix of hands on and observing.

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Thank clangmead954
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, many thanks for your visit and feedback. I'm very pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the interactive nature of the exhibition, along with our customer service. We want all our visitors to feel special so we make a real effort to engage with our explorers, and make sure they enjoyed themselves. Thanks again, regards... More 

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