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Living Coasts, Torquay

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For an intimate visit with diverse coastal animals like penguins and seals, visit Living Coasts zoo, aquarium, and aviary. This small wildlife conservatory features several animal enclosures and habitats, including an artificial tidal estuary, penguin beach, tropical mangrove swamp, and several aquariums with viewing areas. Discover the secrets of the mysterious mangroves in the giant aquarium that contains more than 20 species. The netting surrounding the entire zoo is part of the open-air aviary that is home to South American fur seals, African penguins, sea ducks, pied avocet, black necked stilts, redshanks, and puffins. Make Living Coasts part of your personalized Torquay itinerary using our Torquay trip app .
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  • a lot of use made of a small space to entertain and educate old and young, assorted birds and animals otters penguins etc etc  more »
  • At our recent visit my little one was asked if he wanted to feed the birds, he loved it. It was so kind of them. There is lots to do, but there could be more for the kids in terms of play, I know spac...  more »
  • I take my grandson here often , great for a couple of hours out , staff are nice and helpful . I bought the annual card which also gets you into Paignton zoo as often as you want .You also get up clos...  more »
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  • Thoroughly fun few hours. Sadly my Daughter fell over and hurt herself in the octopus exhibit. First aid staff were so kind and caring. We loved the penguins, otters and seals. Nice cup of coffee too. Thank you for a fun day. staff are knowledgeable and we enjoyed the talks.
  • Such a fantastic place to visit. It has marine life in abundance. From birds to seals, octopi to penguins! My kids loved exploring. While you follow a similar path it has a very organic feel to it and the way that they have built it it feels part of the ocean itself. Very educational not only about the creatures which it house but also about the environment and ecology in general. A great days out families. Expensive but worth it and a gift to the future.
  • Had a thoroughly enjoyable morning at Living Coasts. Only in Torquay for a few days but it was the one place I really wanted to visit. Spent a long while watching the seals and listened to a very informative talk whilst they were being fed. Loved the place and would definitely visit again if in the area.
  • Brilliant place for children, not only wonderful sea life to view as you walk around but small pit stops of play areas to keep little ones constantly entertained. Our personal favourite was the huge indoor tank wall where you can watch the penguins swim under the water. Easily walkable from the station past beautiful views of the Torquay coast, leave some time to play on the sandy beach!
  • Great day out for young children. We come here a lot and my toddler enjoys it every time. The penguins are great fun to watch, there are also otters and seals and various other sea birds. Inside is a mini aquarium with a few fish, seahorses, jelly fish, star fish and the star of the show a very playful octopus! There is also a sandpit and inside soft play area. The food is reasonable in quality and price for the type of place it is.
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