Torquay's Dinosaur World

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3a Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BB

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Torquay's Dinosaur World is a fun interactive indoor exhibition of dinosaurs and fossils!

 

We are the only exhibition of its kind in the south west and have over 70 full size and scaled dinosaurs set in realistic scenes each with detailed information to read and learn about dinosaurs. There are excavation sites where you can uncover fascinating fossils, dinosaurs that you can sit on if you are brave enough, a fun family Dinosaur Explorer Quiz and many other interactive exhibits. See the world of dinosaurs brought to life!

 

See Amazing Life Size Dinosaurs

Imagine what life was like when these monsters roamed the earth as you walk past and get up close and personal with our life-sized dinosaurs. See if you are brave enough to grab a Triceratops by its horns, touch the deadly Dimetrodon, or even put your head in the fossilised skull of the scariest dinosaur ever – the monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

Scale Dinosaur Dioramas

With so many dinosaurs to learn about we have scaled dinosaurs set in hand-made dioramas to show how these amazing creatures lived.  Each with detailed information, visitors can see each dinosaur in their natural habitat and learn about their incredible lives. See the mighty Spinosaurus as it fights the Ankylosaurus, the Styracosaurus as it protects its young, or learn about Palaeontology and how fossils are made.  

 

Discover Fascinating Fossils

Have you ever wanted to hunt for dinosaur fossils? Then why not become a fossil hunter in one of the excavation sites! Carefully brush through the sand and discover a whole host of rare claws, teeth and bones! Will you find a Baryonyx claw, a T Rex tooth, the horn of a Triceratops or the Velociraptor skeleton?

 

Sit on deadly Dinosaurs

Brave explorers can even sit on some of the most fearsome creatures to ever walk the earth, such as the deadly Deinonychus and the mighty Deinosuchus, or sit on more friendly dinosaurs like Tilly Triceratops and Camilla Camarasaurus. Take a picture and show everyone how brave you have been.  

 

 

Fun Family Dinosaur Explorer Quiz

And why not take part in the fun Dinosaur Explorer Quiz and get the chance to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate – it’s great for all the family and helps every age and ability understand about the wonderful world of dinosaurs. What will you learn?

 

Dinosaur Gift Shop

Once you have braved and survived the world of dinosaurs all the explorers can browse through the Dinosaur World gift shop to find a perfect souvenir. There are dinosaur models, hatching dinosaur eggs, fossil digs, real fossils, books, Dinosaur World T-shirts and much much more!  Our Gift Shop is open to non-visitors too.

 

What’s On

Throughout the year we hold a variety of very popular events, such as the February Fossil Festival, the Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt, and the Dinosaur Half Term Halloween Horrors, which make a visit to Dinosaur World that little bit different.  And explorers at these events get the chance to win prizes too.  More details about the events are available on our website ‘What’s On’ page.

 

Dinosaur World is open all year.  In the summer season from Easter to mid-September we are open every day from 11am, with a last entry time of 3.30pm and a closing time of 5pm.  In the winter season from mid-September to Easter we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am, with a last entry time of 3.30pm and a closing time of 5pm. During the winter season we open every day during school holidays for our seasonal events. 

 

Our entry prices change according to the season so please check our website for more details. Whatever the season, though, your entry ticket also gives visitors free unlimited re-entry for 3 months with our Paleo Pass.  Ask on entry to get your Pass.

 

Dinosaur World has recently been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the 3rd year running, which celebrates visitor attractions that have earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year and have continually delivered a quality customer experience.  

 

Dinosaur World is perfectly situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot.  There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. 

 

Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into at Torquay’s Dinosaur World! 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.95 per ticket
Carers/Military/ Groups 8+£4.95 per person per day
Child£6.95 per ticket
Children 2 years and underFree
Over 65£6.95 per ticket

Pick up our Paleo Pass with your entry ticket to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Opening Times

Torquay's Dinosaur World Winter opening (11 Sept 2018 - 3 Apr 2019)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Summer Season 2018 - Saturday 24th March to Sunday 9th September.
Open every day
11am – last entry 3.30pm – close at 5pm.
Winter Season - Tuesday 11th September to Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
11am – last entry 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

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Events

22nd Dec 2018 - 23rd Dec 2018

27th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

2nd Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019

Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay Dinosaur WorldSanta Claws Christmas Special Every day from Saturday 22nd December to Sunday 6th January – except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. From 11am – with last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm. Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these...
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16th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

February Fossil Festival - Torquay's Dinosaur World, Torquay, DevonFebruary Fossil Festival - Torquay's Dinosaur WorldFebruary Fossil Festival Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February 2018 Open every day from 11am – last entry 3.30pm – close at 5pm Escape the winter weather during February half term and visit Torquay’s Dinosaur World to take part in our February Fossil Festival. Brave explorers can discover fossils...
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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    141
  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • TinBoxTraveller
    South Devon, United Kingdom
    A greta small family attraction for rainy days in South Devon
    4 of 5 stars
    12th Nov 2018
    We loved our visit to Dinosaur World with our five and three-year-old girls. My eldest enjoyed the quiz and my youngest was thrilled to be able to climb on some of the model dinosaurs. Despite being... Read full review
  • Jennifer B
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Definitely recommend
    5 of 5 stars
    14th Nov 2018
    Short of having real life dinosaurs, is couldn't have been better! Perfect for any child who loves dinosaurs and also great for adults too, very engaging and interesting for all ages. There's also an... Read full review
  • Stacey_Plymouth
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Prehistoric Adventure!
    5 of 5 stars
    9th Dec 2018
    Our 3 1/2 year old son is dinosaur mad so when he saw the leaflet advertising this attraction he decided that we had to go! It is designed around children but is filled to the brim with information... Read full review

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Our toilets are downstairs.

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - Dinosaur Exhibition

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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