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Torquays Dinosaur World

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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 298779
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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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. Entry Price: £5.95 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 26 October 2016
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Matthew W
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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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Spent a couple of hours here with my 8 year old grandson who loved it. The staff are lovely with the children. There are lots of exhibits, the children are encouraged to climb on the dinosaurs and take pictures. There is plenty of activities to do and a great quiz to do as you are going around. There is lots... More 

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

Dear reviewer, we are very happy to know that you and your little explorer had such a good time during your visit, and we really appreciate your comments. As you experienced there are many different aspects to the exhibition so visitors can not only learn about dinosaurs and fossils but also interactive with them. And of course face all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Took the children here and they loved it staff amazing very interactive with the kids displays good and very informative good value for money

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Thank dixiejane210
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear visitor, many thanks for your feedback. We are very happy to see that you and your children enjoyed the exhibition, and appreciated our interactive customer service style. We love chatting to our little explorers to see how brave they have been, and of course awarding them their Dinosaur Expert Certificate. Say a big hello to them from all the... More 

Wirral, Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We came here as something to do during a rainy day in Torquay and it was just the two of us (mid 20's couple). It was fun and we got stuck in. My partner is really into dinosaurs so he took part in the actual quiz bit and was made up to receive a certificate and prize at the end.... More 

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Mevagissey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came across this place by accident and decided to go in. We loved it. It is very educational. We did the quiz and got 100% Haha.Kids will love it.

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

Hello visitors, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is always great to hear from some of our many older explorers, especially if they have really engaged with all the exhibition. As you say it is very educational but also lots of fun for little explorers who simply want to see, touch and even sit on dinosaurs, as... More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were really surprised by the scope of this lovely place and the level of appeal and interest for small children and us grown-ups. We had a great time and the welcoming was fantastic. Really well recommended - we will be returning.

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

Dear Vince, many thanks for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed the experience. As you suggest there are so many different aspects to the exhibition with information to read, dinosaurs to see and sit on, fossils to discover, the fun explorer quiz to complete and the craft room for drawing dinosaurs. Thanks for getting involved with... More 

London
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a nice little dinosaur museum. We decided to visit with our 7 month old son as we are first time parents it was interesting to try some of these attractions out to see if they would be worth going back to when he's older. We were greeted by a lovely lady on reception when we first walked... More 

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

Dear Explorers, many thanks for your kind comments. The exhibition is designed to appeal to visitors of all age groups from little explorers with their parents to 'big' dinosaur fans, and everything in between. There are lots of interactive exhibits that little explorers can touch and play with and loads of detailed information posters for older explorers to read and... More 

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