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Torquays Dinosaur World

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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 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 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.

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Great little place!

Took a trip to Dinosaur World with our two kids (5 & 7) and met some friends with their 7 year old son. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic member of staff who explained the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my 2 year old son who loves dinosaur visited, we were only visitors at the time we went. Staff member advised us to to take our time go round as much as we wanted. Son loved it first walk round then relaxed and felt comfortable to not hold my hand. Good value for money and nice retreat out... More 

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

Dear visitors, thank you for letting us know your views. We are really pleased that you and your son enjoyed the exhibition and well done to your young explorer for being brave enough to keep exploring and face the dinosaurs again. Sometimes on the first visit little explorers can be a little apprehensive when they see the dinosaur close up... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Took a trip to Dinosaur World with our two kids (5 & 7) and met some friends with their 7 year old son. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic member of staff who explained the exhibition meticulously. The exhibit itself is small and all the dinosaurs are models with no animatronics. However, it's laid out really well with good... More 

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your review and recommendation of the exhibition. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the interactive activities. It’s always good to hear from visitors who have appreciated the work we have put into making the experience fun, interesting and educational. And well done to your brave explorers. Thank you for your visit and we’ll... More 

telford
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59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit, it's suitable for people of all ages, especially younger children. Everything is hands on, and children can sit on some of the dinosaurs.

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1 Thank mandy010
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Hi Mandy, thank you for your visit and taking the time to give us your feedback. We build the exhibition to appeal to all ages of dinosaur fans. For those who enjoy a museum experience we have very detailed well researched information that accompany the dinosaur scenes so visitors can read and learn about these amazing creatures, and for our... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Excellent few hours spent in here, wasn't very expensive but was very good and kids loved it, highly recommend if in Torquay and would defo return, kind friendly staff made it enjoyable. Thank you

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Thank Reddogs5-2
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you so much for leaving a review. We are very happy to know that you took the opportunity to thoroughly explore the exhibition, and that you felt your visit was good value for money. I’m sure your little explorers were brave enough to sit on the dinosaurs and find all the answers for the family explorer quiz... More 

Forest of Dean Glouestershire England
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Child loves dinasaurs and this was amazing..really quite big and very informative..loads to see. The guy was very friendly and helpful. Spent ages in here

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

Hello, and thank you for your lovely review. We have filled the exhibition with as many dinosaurs and with as much 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 you for your visit, regards... More 

South Devon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Rainy Day so what shall we do so off to the Dinosaur World to be honest we were not expecting much BUT were pleasantly surprised and our 3 Grandchildren aged 9 year old twins and 5 year old thoroughly enjoyed thereselfs spent well over a hour having a good time learnt quite a bit. Perhaps through our Adult eyes it... More 

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Thank CHERYL818
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit and it’s good to know you and your family thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, and learnt about dinosaurs. Regarding the exhibition, we do take your feedback on board, and you should know that we constantly update the exhibits, have added new scenes recently and redecorated part of the exhibition,... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

To be fair I was a little surprised by the location and the admission price having seen the promotion leaflet. I was expecting a theme park type effort on the outskirts of the town. However, it is based in the centre of town in what seems to have been an old dept store of some description. The venue itself is... More 

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

Dear reviewer, thanks for your leaving your feedback and letting us know your thoughts, and it’s great to see that you enjoyed the visit, especially the fun Dinosaur Easter Egg Hunt. It proved to be a very popular event. The exhibition is as you say indoors, which is something that all our advertising clearly states, whether it be our website,... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Throughly enjoyed this attraction. The weather was awful and it was packed but the staff were friendly and very helpful. Alot of thought had gone into this and we learnt alot of amazing facts. Some of the exhits the children could touch would was fabulous. There was a trail to follow with a prize at the end and a picture... More 

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

Dear reviewer, thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy to know that you really enjoyed Dinosaur World and appreciated the time and effort that we put into providing a fun and interesting visitor experience. Thank you also for appreciating the work of our staff who work hard to ensure a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to... More 

Delabole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Really would not recommend over Easter - we have been before and my son enjoyed it but today we went and the whole experience was ruined by the really tacky Easter theme they have got going on . Don't get me wrong I love kiddies Easter hunts etc but this is way way over the top and makes the whole... More 

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Thank lovetoshop7
TobyTrex, Owner at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear lovetoshop7, thank you for getting in touch and I’m sorry that you did not enjoy the Easter promotion. As a business owner I want all visitors to have an enjoyable experience when they visit, however, sometimes no matter how hard we try we can’t satisfy all our visitors all of the time. Like any business owner I have to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

In an area where there is simply so much to see, do and explore I'm glad that Torquays Dinosaur World is on the smaller side. I went with my 2 young teenage children and they loved it! We spent about an hour and a half becoming dinosaur experts, posing for funny dinosaur 'selfies' and getting stuck into the more interactive... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback and it's great to see that you and your children enjoyed the visit. We do get many older visitors as the exhibition is designed to appeal to all ages groups with lots of detailed information so that visitors can read and learn about dinosaurs, as well as the more interactive exhibits such as... More 

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