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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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It is a lovely place and very clever the way it has been set out. My 4 year old did enjoy it... read more

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RebeccaG1705
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This was my first visit at babbacombe model village. I was surprised, real well made and nice... read more

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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 good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
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+44 1803 315315
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a lovely place and very clever the way it has been set out. My 4 year old did enjoy it, however she wasn't really willing to stay and look at anything for too long so we got round pretty quickly and for the...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This was my first visit at babbacombe model village. I was surprised, real well made and nice model build up area. I understand that it’s real popular. If a have a chance I will visit again.

Thank Magnusigbg
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here with our dogs and the lay out and models were brilliant set out as villages, fire stations , thatch cottages , everything was on a great scale this is for adults and children of all ages a must to see

Thank Audrey H
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a Wonderful Attraction, to be enjoyed by All the Family. Excellent Model Village, Great Facilities, Ample Parking, and A Great Restaurant and Shop. A Day out in Any Weathers, so much to See.

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Reviewed yesterday

Love it here we buy the season pass as we love it so much always doing something new, great to spend an hour or 3 if you take your time and stop off after for a coffee very helpful and friendly staff magical at Christmas

1  Thank occombe5
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a holiday in Torquay. Although we are in our 60s we still enjoyed looking around here. Its fantastic. The skill and imagination in some of the models were excellent. Highly recommended

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The models are brilliant, the kids love seeing the little people in tiny buildings and the adults like to see the names given to things that are just hilarious in some cases. The 4D cinema was good and the kids loved the crazy golf area....More

Thank k4teb1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great experience. Varied models and lots of imagination & creativity go into the lay outs. A wide appeal and a good sense of humour behind the displays.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was really looking forward to visiting this attraction and it really did not disappoint me. It is just fantastic and well worth the visit.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This attraction bring the largest model village in the UK is absolutely beautiful and breath taking. We visited whilst on holiday with our two young sons who loved looking at the displays and operating the boats. They also enjoyed the 4D cinema which was alot...More

1  Thank VicG1985
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Andrew L
13 March 2018|
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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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tntw2017
24 April 2017|
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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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Dawn785
21 March 2017|
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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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