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Rainy day visit

This place is perfect for those with kids, I went today with my 18 month old son.. perhaps a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
emilyy127
via mobile
Great fun for a couple of hours

We arrived in the afternoon at 2pm and got to see the penguins being fed aswell as the otters! You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lucass09
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Easy to find for a family trip. Well signposted. Plenty to keep older and younger children occupied for a few hours. Nicely positioned at end of quay in Torquay. We visited on Halloween and a trail had been set up for children to follow which included finding information out about different species.
Staff very helpful.
A good friendly, reasonable priced cafe was available for lunch. Not very good weather when we visited, but a nice outside area overlooking sea would be wonderful in summer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeanWilko
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Just down the road from our hotel the Imperial, this small scale attraction was well laid out with some brilliant interactive exhibits for children. The animals were clearly very well looked after and set ofcourse against the beautiful south devon coast. Lovely tea and cake in the cafe too!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

My son's 9th birthday and his choice of what to do for his birthday was to visit living coasts again! But with a broken leg it could have been a bad choice however with a phone call in advance they let us use their courtesy Wheelchair which meant we could complete 4 laps to take in all the sights and get to various feeding talks without getting over tired.
The tanks were all easily viewable by wheelchair too.
A very good venue, lovely friendly staff, nicely layed out and clever use of space. Tasty lunch in the café too though the egg mayo did have lots of cress which wasn't great for the birthday boy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lunar99
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

For the time of year, and in the weather conditions that we visited under, things were a bit lackluster here. We were under the impression that things were awe-inspiring, and if you're a conservationist at heart, then yes they are. But the seals only were perching on a rock, so it would be nice to see some more enrichment provided for them. I think that would be a nice thing for all the exhibits; more enrichment and more staff around to provide extra knowledge that the placards cannot provide. It was lovely witnessing the penguin feed and talk, and we'd love to see that again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hollieeee
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

They provided a wheelchair (which we had pre-booked) which enabled a full visit and repeat circuits to catch scheduled events missed first time round. Huge thanks to Tom, the aquarist, for letting the g'kids feed the archer fish, and explaining why they no longer squirt water at the crickets in the branches above their tank to knock them into the water (a highlight from a previous visit). Must return next year when they've got some younger archer fish.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John H
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