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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 - 16:00
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Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Worth a visit- but only for a morning or afternoon- not whole day venture. Cost £39 for family of four. Fascinating to see all the little features - very cleverly done... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit- but only for a morning or afternoon- not whole day venture. Cost £39 for family of four. Fascinating to see all the little features - very cleverly done. Beautifully landscaped. It's an art form, and I assume the time and effort to maintain the village is immense- so although I thought it a little expensive for entry... More 

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Thank LisaMBoyd
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is as always brilliant. The lengths to which they have gone is unbelievable,some old favorites like Wombley and " the burning house" but lots of new modern exhibits. The grounds are so well tended its a pleasure to walk around but my absolute favorite was Paignton Zoo, the sounds , the animals , so realistic. The one fly... More 

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Thank suenpete2014
Nottingham
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We would highly recommend this model village. It was great to see all of the characters and funny captions on and around the village buildings and trucks.

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Thank Richard B
Derbyshire, England
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We enjoyed this much more than anticipated, and spent a good 1.5 hours here. There are 100s of detailed models of buildings and people, including many puns and jokes. Our 3 year old was entranced, and especially enjoyed the castle and dragon. Beware that it is very steep and don't bring a pram if you have babes in arms.

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Thank GSSKB
Crewe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We took my mother in law here, unfortunately she was in a wheel chair and the village is not suitable for wheelchairs, The man on the front desk was really helpful, he let us go in and see if we could manage to push the wheel chair up the banks. When we got in their was a large viewing area... More 

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Thank jane r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

As a model railway fanatic, it was a safe bet that this attraction wasn't going to disappoint me. So, you already know i may be a bit bias. First impressions are that it's very clean & well maintained. All the models that are supposed to be working, are & all the gardens are immaculately kept. Even the fact that it... More 

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Thank Jim T
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

To find Model Village head for Babbacombe town . Parking , There is a Pay & Display car park just next to the village also there is a road nr but has yellow lines and limited spaces. £10 just over, per adult to get in , If you wish to see a 4D show it`s a extra £1-50.The Model village... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great visit for adults and children a must see. If you liked gardening also then its also great . Price was reasonably but should never go above £10. I loved it though and so did the kids.

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Thank murts2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Went to Babbacombe Model Village from Torquay which was fairly close by thoroughly enjoyed it. And later went to Occicombe Beach to have a lunch by the tram which you straight to the beach was a lovely day out.

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Thank Maribel52
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A great place for all ages lots of country scenes created in perfect detail with 100s of small models of buildings & characters set among miniature trees & plants with a touch off humour in the names,for example a removal company called "W.E.SCRATCHIT" exhibits cover several acres so you could spend a few hours here

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