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“Fairly Cheap and Cheerful”

Torquays Dinosaur World
Ranked #14 of 63 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Bristol, England
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Fairly Cheap and Cheerful”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

really friendly staff, great easter egg hunt for the kids, can return any time through the rest of the season for a £1 each

Visited April 2014
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Reviewer - many thanks for your comments and we are very happy to hear that you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again outside of our Easter celebrations – we will have a different Explorer Quiz to challenge you as you tour the exhibition. Many thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex.
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Burntwood
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“Great Place for Little Dinosaur Hunters!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Took us about an hour to an hour and a half, but it was over Easter and we were doing the treasure hunt. It was a good place for dinosaur mad kids as they could touch stuff and sit on some of the dinosaurs. £5.95 entrance for adults and children so didn't break the bank.

Visited April 2014
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. Our Easter Bunny Hunt proved to be a very popular event, with many explorers braving the dinosaurs like your little ones to complete the challenge. Well done to them, especially if they sat on some of the dinosaurs. Thanks again Regards Toby T-Rex.
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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“Dinosaurs”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Didn't expect this little place on the high street ! There are some lovely interactive parts - dig in the sand for the children, some very good models and you can re-enter if you want. Very impressed.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Kate R
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Reviewer, many thanks for your comments. We’re really happy to hear that you were impressed by the exhibition, and enjoyed the many different interactive aspects such as the fossil excavation sites, the touch zones, and the sit on dinosaurs. As well as wanting such interactivity, we also wanted to have museum quality exhibits and have spent a lot of time and effort building up the largest collection of real size and scale dinosaur models in the south west with many coming from afar a field as America, Indonesia and Australia. Thank you for your appreciation, regards Toby T-Rex.
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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“its bigger inside than you think!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I was unsure at first about the price vs the size of the place (it looks shop size from the front) but with the Easter quiz,lots of dinosaurs to sit on,excavating and colouring there was plenty to do for over an hour.our boys are dino mad and couldn't wait as soon as we found the leaflet!don't be put off by price its a great place for learning and play,the staff are all lovely too :)

Visited April 2014
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Thank Claire H
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Claire, thank you so much for your review. It’s excellent news that your boys had such a good time during their visit. We may not have the biggest exhibition at but we fill all the space with models, information and interactive exhibits to make the visit as fun and interesting as possible. So we’re happy that you recognise the work we do to ensure visitors have the best possible experience. And for us giving great service is about offering that personal touch so we love interacting with the little explorers and rewarding them for their efforts with the Dinosaur Expert Certificate. Thank you again, regards Toby T-Rex
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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“Roaring fun”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

A small place with a big roar. As adults we were a little disappointed but it wasn't very expensive so we didn't mind too much, plus the people there really love their dinosaurs and are enthusiastic experts. My son loved the exhibits, my daughter lived the digging aspect. They both recalled it as a key part of their holiday. It takes about an hour to go around and so make the most of Torquay, combine it with the coastal zoo and the big wheel. That makes for a great day. End with a drink in cocking ton.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Naomi B
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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear reviewer, thank you for your feedback and it’s great to hear that your son and daughter enjoyed their visit so much. I’m sure they were brave enough to win the Dinosaur Expert Certificates so well done to them from all the dinosaurs. Thanks again, regards Toby T-Rex
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