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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Haven't been here for many years. Loved it as a kid and it's still well worth the admission price... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Rob S
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Great models!

We visited here earlier in the year for the first time. It was a really great hour or so and we... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
DIBollyKecks
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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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. NOTE: Opening times signify the admission times - opening to latest entry.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for many years. Loved it as a kid and it's still well worth the admission price to go in and see the world in miniature. Village was full today of all ages who all seemed to enjoy the sights on view.

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to post a review

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here earlier in the year for the first time. It was a really great hour or so and we kept finding more detail in the displays. The guide book gave information about the history which I found really interesting and I'm really glad...More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. Thank you for your understanding about the admission prices - it is also important to note that 20% of it is VAT

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went round the model village in babacum some years ago .The weather was very cold but it was very attractive the way it had been laid out . I would certainly recommend a visit

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Was very worried about the price whether or not this was worth visiting, however my 7 year old walked inside she shouting 'wow' and that's a big thing for her because she's fussy on what she likes. Were there 3 hrs as we had a...More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to post a review with great comments

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Although Ive been many times here I haven't been for a long time and have never seen it at night either. The Halloween trail they had was great. The man leading it was so good. He should be in pantomime or acting.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place but so much better at night. Its a completly magical experience well worth a visit. The 4D cinema is such an experience with the surround sytem and effects in the room

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visit about 2x per year. My daughter (now 4) loves it. Particularly spotting all the letter people.

Thank Roxanne P
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Really quite enjoyed the model village, larger than expected. Great fun for the kids, they provide little activities for the kids to do on the way round, which helps the kids get evolved. Price not too bad, they also allow dogs in but not in...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A few rows of weather-beaten, scale model 2-up-2-downs, with some Play Mobil people scattered around for effect... was my preconception of any model village, not having been, or even wanted to go, to one before. But Babbacome was well publicised locally, especially with the Hall'o'ween...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

At First I was a bit put off by the price but as my husband pointed out that is the price you pay for attractions now a days.It was brilliant, I went with my 5 year old and 8 year old boys who loved it....More

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Andrew L
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Response from paul p | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer by now for definite but if not here’s a copy and paste direct from there site 👍 Yes, except for the tearoom and 4D cinema. They must be kept on a short lead and you must stay with them the... More
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Response from themodelvillage | Property representative |
The Model Village is open every day, but we also open every Thursday evening for illuminations. Many visitors get the photo-pass on their first visit so they can return for free within 7 days enabling them to visit day and... More
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Response from applebykaren1968 | Reviewed this property |
It's very steep in places and very narrow it depends on the type of wheelchair you have
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