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“Only use when the sun is out!”
Review of Paignton Geopark

Paignton Geopark
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Torbay, Devon
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Only use when the sun is out!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I was really looking forward to this new attraction, as it is only about a 20 minute walk from where I live. Unfortunately, after all the hype in the local papers, it was a lot smaller than anticipated. It is only good when the weather is fine. On wet days (of which we have had a lot this year!), it is prone to flooding. The sand in the sand pit area gets walked (or deliberately thrown) into the stream feature, which also does not seem to work that often. The rubber matting in the grassed area underneath the zip-wire has got clogged up with mud and fills with puddles. It also needs more seating for adults, as the few benches provided are not enough. There are shelters nearby, but they are not close enough. Really disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“only good when its dry”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

looks more special than it is, and after a summer season's use was probably not at its best in October. Nevertheless having big pubbles and minor flooding after a solitary shower shows design failures that need looking at.

Visited October 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Free Activity for the kids!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Ideal for under 12's

Right on the Seafront, great location when the sun is shining.

Different Zones offer choice for all children, hyper to normal!

Visited January 2013
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Thank NZCitizen
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Paignton Geopark”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

loads of things to do on the park for the children climbing frames death slide, sand and water to play with and its free also close to the toilets and next to the Flagship

Visited December 2012
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English riviera
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“park at the beach !”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

I didn't like the idea of this park at first but I've noticed its very well used and I still think there is enough room left for a good expo site so maybe it could be a not too bad a thing

Visited December 2012
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