Torquays Dinosaur World
Torquays Dinosaur World
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition of dinosaurs and fossils! 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! See the world of dinosaur brought to life - whether you are little dinosaur fans, or even a big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth in to!
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1-2 hours
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  • Sarah J
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Poor value
    Very disappointing. Visit took all of 30 minutes. We were told that the children could sit on some of the dinosaurs. They were about a foot high! Why adults are charged £6.95 as well I fail to see. Staff were friendly and enthusiastic but felt robbed.
    Hi Sarah, We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit as much as our other visitors. As you can see from our other reviews we usually get a higher rating. We have so much information and interactive parts for all ages ranging from our Little explorer quiz aimed at our younger visitors which is more visual and task based to our more comprehensive 30 question quiz which has a little bit for all ages to do on it, touch screens with games, and sandpits to uncover fossils as well as our drawing room. We do have a number of dinos to sit on including a life size one at the end. The smaller ones are so everyone can have a turn to sit on a dinosaur including the younger visitors and obviously can't be to big as someone may fall off and hurt themselves. Most people will spend up to an hour or more here especially while doing the quiz. As for price we are one the the cheapest attractions in the area being under £30 for a family of 4 and we charge the same price for adults and children and and year olds are free entry.
    Written 28 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Dino stickers
    I went with my daughter and 2 friends or colleagues depending on the wind. My daughter enjoyed it untill she decided she was tired but enjoyed the quiz and getting a certificate. The true glory of this place is that it caters for undiagnosed acoustic persons. The quiz kept her from having jittery movements and at one point, her tongue was hanging out of her mouth as she enjoyed filling in the "adult" quiz. She disliked the darker areas but again undiagnosed acoustic however and I quote "my favouritest bit is my new Dino sticker" All in all good experience if your a Child or acoustic.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Georgie D
    1 contribution
    Fun and Engaging for Adults with Younger Spirits.
    Me and my partner saw this icon on google maps and figured we'd go see what it was all about as we'd just finished watching the new season on netflix with Morgan Freeman. Walking into the place was very welcoming and friendly, but first impressions are that this is for younger audiences. Dont let this put you off because there are many facts/pictures and life size figures better appreciated by adults (as it would go over childrens heads). The tour takes about 1 hour / 1.5 hours if slower, but entertaining and engaging for adults too. In some ways, we came out feeling a bit like kids again. We got 100% on the free quiz (walk around finding answers), received our certificates and gladly accepted a sticker! TIP= Ask which artefacts are real before putting your hands into dark boxes XD Favourite part of the tour= Owners dog free roaming and coming up for cuddles. Very friendly and so soft.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
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Georgie D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Me and my partner saw this icon on google maps and figured we'd go see what it was all about as we'd just finished watching the new season on netflix with Morgan Freeman.

Walking into the place was very welcoming and friendly, but first impressions are that this is for younger audiences. Dont let this put you off because there are many facts/pictures and life size figures better appreciated by adults (as it would go over childrens heads). The tour takes about 1 hour / 1.5 hours if slower, but entertaining and engaging for adults too. In some ways, we came out feeling a bit like kids again.

We got 100% on the free quiz (walk around finding answers), received our certificates and gladly accepted a sticker!

TIP= Ask which artefacts are real before putting your hands into dark boxes XD

Favourite part of the tour= Owners dog free roaming and coming up for cuddles. Very friendly and so soft.
Written 4 November 2023
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Dean D
Walkford, UK151 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We went with our toddler, he was besotted.

The visit was great and they put so much effort into the Halloween half term. The staff were friendly and engaging and I was so impressed.

We only found the place by accident and we’d certainly recommend it.

The merchandise was well priced and the ticket lasts all day so you can leave and come back if you wish.

Thank you for everything and see jib again soon.
Written 28 October 2023
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Katie L
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited Dinosaur world with family including a 2, 5, 7 and 9 year old. They all loved it for different reasons!! 2 years old throughly enjoyed the sandpit digging for dinosaurs, 5 year old loved the colouring area, 7 year old was on a mission to answer all questions on the family quiz sheet and 9 year old loved finding out new facts about the dinosaurs! A definite gem of Torquay! Highly recommended! 🦖💚
Written 24 October 2023
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jo s
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
1st time back since new owners took over and the place looks amazing! Decorated for Halloween on our trip with lots of added gore that my daughter loved! The quiz wasn't too hard for children, encouraging them pay attention to the facts as well as see the dinosaurs. Lots of opportunities to sit on dinosaur models for pictures, interactive activities including a new computer game for added entertainment. Reasonably priced unlike a lot of attractions now. Will be back to see what they have for Xmas and Easter too!
Written 24 October 2023
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Liam B
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is a little gem in Torquay me and my family was passing and we went in there to find it a great place for our 18 month old baby girl and the lady that runs it was so helpful and kind keep these little businesses running by showing your support

Thank you
Written 12 October 2023
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gary r
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a excellent day here we met the owner had a good talk with this lady .all about the place as we wanted to take our grandson to the place. But wanted to check it out first . She explained all about the place and all the activities they do .and we had a walk around. She was vary nice in explaining everything to us .we had a brilliant time looking around and will be definitely going back .all the staff was vary helpful. All in all a great experience and vary educational for any one of any age just fantastic. And would be awesome for the children to go and see .a lot of work has gone into this museum and when you go you will see why .vary good value for your money. And would recommend anyone to go to see this place just excellent all round!!!
Written 10 October 2023
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mimi p
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
My son is 4 and he absolutely loved this place. Perfect for younger children. He loved the quiz and the lady working there was amazing with him. Even my 1 year old had a go at the sand pit with the fossils. Defo recommend if you have younger children. It's not massive but lots to do there for the price.. defo recommend 👌
Written 8 October 2023
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Mandy P
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
I went to dinosaur world with my son (6) and daughter (3) today and it was fantastic - especially for my 6 Yr old who was absolutely in his element. Loads of information for him to soak up, really engaging exhibits and such wonderful friendly staff. My 3 yr old also had a fab time and although she didn't engage with the writen information in the same way, there was still plenty for her to do. Highly recommended - thank yoi
Written 8 October 2023
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Keith D
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing value for money and a really well presented exhibition. Went with 7 (nearly 8) year old boys and they had a great time.
Written 15 August 2023
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Hello Keith, thank you very much for the lovely review. We do work hard to make sure people have a rawsome time with things to do for all ages.
Written 16 August 2023
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Terry E
4 contributions
Aug 2023
Rubbish not value for money,my grandson was not impressed,we were in and out in 10 minutes,just not a very long experience,there isn’t much in there.
Written 13 August 2023
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Hi Terrye, sorry to hear you feel this way and you did not have a good time. As you can see from our other reviews we do generally get positive reviews. We do explain what you can do on the way around upon entry such as 1 of our 2 interactive quizzes. We also have the dinosaurs you can sit on, touch screen games, sandpits to dig up fossils and a colouring room. It sounds like you did not interact with anything or read any of the fun and amazing facts. Most people will spend well over an hour here. As for value for money we do offer a lot and are one of the most affordable attractions in the bay with a family of 4 being under £30. We do hope you will visit again and take a closer look at what we have to offer.
Written 16 August 2023
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