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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
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+44 1803 315315
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
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Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction....

Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round.

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Great for kids and adults.

What an amazing place. Clearly an incredible amount of love and attention taken over the village and the surrounds. The attention to detail is excellent and the cinema is great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing place. Clearly an incredible amount of love and attention taken over the village and the surrounds. The attention to detail is excellent and the cinema is great fun. Only thing is the pay to park but that's only a few quid. Worth a visit any time of year.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fun. Don't think you won't enjoy it! Lots to look at. The attention to detail was really good. Adults and children will love it. Nice big cafe too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely little place with interesting models with lots of humour added along the way. would definitely recommend. The 4 d cinema was good fun too.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit here, our first a good few years ago. There are lots of interesting things to see here. The site of quite hilly but there are lots of handrails all around the exhibits to hold on the walk round. We took our three year old in his buggy as he was poorly but he still managed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were alone it is a step back in time. Well kept gardens and somewhere that is a need to go once. Very clever design.

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Letchworth Garden City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a quiet day in March and enjoyed it. The models were well presented and the garden very well kept.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner went here Thursday the 9th of March for my birthday, it was a beautiful sunny day, we had both been here in are childhood so were both excited to see it we could remember odd things like the burning house we were amazed how it had grown, we couldn't fault anything the staff all seemed nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Babbacombe Model visit, twice over the last few days. The original ticket price, gives you a free second visit and it is well worth taking up this offer. There is so much to see and you can miss some things on the first visit. It takes a good 1 1/2 hours to go round and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun for all the family and safe for the toddler to fiddle around. Brilliant cafe awesome day out value for money too! What more can you ask

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting and really enjoyed it. Something different to do and got to experience a short 4D cinema clip. Would recommend to people visiting the area. We stayed in Torquay and it was a 5 min drive away.

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