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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Great "little" place to visit. Plenty to see and lots of information to take in Would definitely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Babbacombe's finest attraction

On a beautiful hot summer's day this was a real treat to walk around. The gardens and lawns were... read more

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Whalley, 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great "little" place to visit. Plenty to see and lots of information to take in Would definitely recommend and visit again.

Thank strawberrygiraffe
Reviewed yesterday

On a beautiful hot summer's day this was a real treat to walk around. The gardens and lawns were immaculate and the flowers were out in bloom. When you visit a model village you know what to expect but I must say that this was...More

Thank BrockhallBob
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here in September 2016 and have just returned in June 2017. I was so impressed that in that short amount of time there are new models that have been introduced, meaning we weren't looking at the same old, same old. Last time we...More

Thank Bex A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is wonderful I came here a long time ago it has changed love the 3d theatre you have to go don't miss it it is fun

Thank brenda4joe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful model village with lots of different dioramas. Very well kept with lots of lovely dwarf trees and planting. Models are very detailed and lots of updates since my last visit many years ago. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours walking round.

Thank Brasso_uk_78
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect and came out pleased we went . The detail is amazing and the 4d film was funny . Will go again

Thank 452SusanM
Reviewed 4 days ago

the attention to detail was fantastic. Large sloping site with plenty of action for kids and us oldies. Someone there must have a great sense of humour as the shop names were puns or take offs of real life high street stores. Loads of different...More

Thank terencecole303
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it here . Fun walking around seeing the models . Will definalty go back to see them again as I heard it changes all the time

Thank JulieJones123
Reviewed 4 days ago

A funny little gem of a place, which far exceeded our expectations, and one of those rare outings where everybody you see there is happy and enjoying themselves.

Thank 507nomad
Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic day out for adults and children alike. So much to see, so cleverly done and so much detail it was amazing, so many different set ups, villages, churches, landmarks, working train stations, even Albert Square!!! Beautifully kept, immaculate grounds. Crazy golf if you...More

Thank janewelsh88
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Could past visitors please advise whether you think it is worth getting the photo pass and returning later in the day to see the illuminations? Thanks in advance
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
Hi, can anyone advise me how easy or difficult the model village is to navigate for a wheelchair user?..many thanks in advance.
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
How would you get to the Model Village by public transport?
8 January 2017|
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Response from themodelvillage | Property representative |
The best advice is to check the model village website (linked from our page here) and click 'find/contact' at the top