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“dino-tastic”

Torquays Dinosaur World
Ranked #12 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 in to? Summer Season Saturday 1st April - Sunday 10th September Open every day 11am - last entry 3pm - close 5pm Only £6.95 per visitor (2 and under free)PLUS pick up the Paleo Pass to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.
Reviewed November 13, 2013

we all really enjoyed this attraction,and the dog was allowed in too. it looked small from the outside but there was lots of things inside. the exhibits were really good and all our kids (ages 4-14!) enjoyed it. there was a quiz available to help you enjoy the day more, as well as lots of hands on tasks, including digging for fossils and riding the dinosaurs. we spent a nice afternoon here in july :)

Thank Katy M
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Took my two young children to experience the dinosaur graveyard last week and they haven't stopped talking about dinosaurs and the ghost story, which was really well done. They loved doing the quiz and getting a little fossil prize. Very friendly staff and a lot of effort into the scary decorations. Well done.

Thank Francis P
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

very small place, could see in 1 hour. most of the stuff you can find from internet, but still could spend 1- 2 hours with the little one there when is wet outside

Thank Temenuzhka K
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. With an exhibition space of 3200 sq ft we focus on providing as many different scenes and exhibits as possible - with interactive aspects like the fossil digs, Explorer Quiz, dinosaurs to sit on and touch zones - all with detailed information boards that we produce ourselves. All our high grade hand-painted models are bought from specialist models manufacturers from around the world with prices ranging from several hundred pounds to many thousands of pounds, and all our scenes are hand build in-house. This means that visitors of all ages get the opportunity to see, learn about and interact with exhibits that are unique to Torquay’s Dinosaur World, and will not see anywhere else. We hope you visit again with your little ones over the winter. Many thanks again, regards Toby T Rex.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Excellent time, it was Halloween and they had a twist to the exhibits. It's deffinatly fun and informative. Really had a fun time. Will go again

Thank mullins123
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Reviewer - many thanks for your comments and we are very happy to hear that you had a fun visit. Look forward to seeing you again outside of our Halloween week – we will have a different family quiz to challenge you as you tour the exhibition. Many thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent a couple of days in Torquay and overall were very disappointed with the place. Very cheap, dirty and tacky - definitely wouldn't visit again......however we did visit a couple of fabulous restaurants and Dinosaur World.
We LOVED Dinosaur World. Definitely up there as one of the best parts of the holiday. The staff were very friendly and had obviously put a lot of effort into this little venture. I am a 41 year old big kid! We do not have kids of our own but if we did I would definitely make the journey to take them here. Fascinating and informative with several sit on models for photo opportunities (which I took full advantage of!) We had such a giggle, like a pair of children ourselves - great fun!

Thank Kyla P
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Hello Reviewer and many thanks for your feedback. It’s always great to hear from some of our many ‘older’ visitors as they always seem to appreciate the effort we put into making the visit such a good experience, from the friendly customer service to the quality of the scenes and information, and the interactive exhibits. Excellent photos on the dinosaurs too - looks like you have a great time. Many thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex

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