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“Great”

Torquays Dinosaur World
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in Torquay
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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.
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“Great”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

My son and I enjoyed this place. We learnt alot and took a lot of photographs. Plenty of hands on things for children today.

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Reviewer, thank you for your recent visit and feedback. The exhibition was set up to be a museum like experience but with far more interactive aspects so that visitors can learn through play at the same time as having great fun. And unlike museums we actively encourage visitors to take photographs to capture those great souvenir moments. Thanks again all the best Toby T-Rex.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“interesting and fun”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Lots of information about dinosaurs with scenes of different dinosaurs accompanied by stories describing what is happening giving a fun interpretation of the facts. There is plenty to keep children busy with the Easter bunny quiz that my 4 and 16 year old both enjoyed doing, also sand pits with fossils hidden and plenty of sit on dinosaurs with photo opportunities. Really friendly staff and fair price, great for any child with an interest in dinosaurs
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Visited April 2014
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Thank Linda K
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Linda, thanks for your comments following your recent visit. It’s lovely to hear that your family enjoyed learning about dinosaurs, hunting for fossils and sitting on some of these amazing creatures. And I’m sure that your children did well enough on the Easter Bunny Hunt to win the Dinosaur Expert Certificate and real fossil - so well done to them. Many thanks and hope to see you again in the future, regards Toby T-Rex
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“It's ok”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I took the kids to this as they were really keen to go. It wasn't bad, they had fun but it's very small and you're forced round in one direction. If it weren't for the quiz they give out we'd have been in and out in 20 minutes. It's not bad for a rainy hour, but not really worth the money

Visited January 2014
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Hello and thank you for your feedback. I’m pleased to hear that your children had fun during their visit and completed the Explorer Quiz. The quiz is just one of the things that are available for visitors to engage with in the exhibition. There over 40 different dinosaurs to see all with detailed information to read; interactive exhibits such excavation sites with fossils to discover; other fossils to touch and play with; a sand pit to play in with dinosaur toys; a craft room for colouring, drawing and fossil rubbing; and various dinosaurs to sit on. With all these aspects to the exhibition visitors have the opportunity to spend as long they wish touring the exhibition. Also, other than the question numbers on the quiz there is no imperative for visitors to only tour in one direction - visitors are free to follow the numbering of the quiz, or go back and forth throughout the exhibition at their own pace to visit their favourite exhibits. We allow photography throughout the exhibition and have many great opportunities for visitors to capture souvenirs pictures next to dinosaurs, sitting on them or with heads inside dinosaur mouths. All in all some visitors can choose to spend 30 minutes in the exhibition, whilst others will take the opportunity to spend 2 or more hours discovering the world of dinosaurs. Thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Interesting find”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Very informative attraction, great for families with a fun quiz for the children to complete on the way way round the venue. Lots of photo opportunities along the way. Great value for money.

Visited February 2014
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your lovely comments following your recent visit. Unlike many exhibitions and museums we really encourage visitors to take souvenir photos next to such incredible creatures as the titanic Triceratops and the terrible Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as sitting on other dinosaurs such as our baby Brachiosaurus. Great to hear you think the visit was value for money – at still only £5.95/person it’s a great way to spend a couple of hours learning about and playing in the world of dinosaurs. Thanks again, Regards Toby T-Rex.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“greatasaurus”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Great little attraction.four year old loved it.doesn't almost 2 hours.
Very friendly owner.Will be back!

Visited February 2014
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear Reviewer, really good to read your review and know that your little one had such a good time. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon – maybe over the Easter holidays when we have a special promotion on. Take part in our Dinosaur Easter Bunny Hunt to save the bunnies from the deadly dinosaurs and win a FREE fossil. Thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex.
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