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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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A great day out!

I have been to the Model Village dozens of times when I was a child and with my children as they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa220375
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Brilliant for big kids

We visited on holiday in Devon. Staff member selling tickets - enthusiastic! I had half... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ade1982
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Cardiff, 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 yesterday

I have been to the Model Village dozens of times when I was a child and with my children as they have grown up - this place never gets boring - it fascinates me every time!

Thank Lisa220375
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on holiday in Devon. Staff member selling tickets - enthusiastic! I had half expected it to be a tiny little hour stroll around something dissappointing. I was very wrong! So detailed and charming were the models, as well as a good amount of...More

Thank ade1982
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting us and for your fantastic review. (I hope managed to get your Sunday lunch later :-))

Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent attraction, the displays are well made and presented. Well worth a visit. Good car parking.

Thank _c_horne_horne
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for coming to see us and for your great review

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took my 3 year old daughter there during our recent holiday to Torbay. She loved it. I have visited many times as a child and remembered the village to look a little dated in places however it has definately had a revamp and looks...More

Thank Happyfeetsgem
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for your great review

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful couple of hours spent in the model village, unlike any I've visited before. The crazy golf and remote drive boats and cars added to the fun for our family. Love the interactive elements of the model village. We genuinely struggled to get our 3...More

Thank RachelHeald
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to see us and for your very kind review

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great model village, the owners have a sense of humour too! It is on a bit of a hill so be warned. At first I thought it seemed expensive but I didn't realise you get to go twice for the admission price, I think we...More

Thank IvanChantler
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting, it's great to hear you enjoyed the model village

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Model village is s great day out we were able to take our dog with us and had a great family day out grabbed a snack fantastic great photos worth a visit would love to go back

Thank Sharon M
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind review

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From outside the gate you would never know what an amazing creation this model village would be. My husband and I were blown away by the detail and effort that had gone into the four acres of miniature scenes. We spent two hours walking round...More

Thank LadyBones71
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to see us and for your great review

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited over the summer holidays and was very pleasantly surprised with how great it was! Not sure what I expected but it's set up really well, although it is on a steep hill! Bits to amuse everyone and well worth the visit. Make sure you...More

Thank SLkitty
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting us and writing a brilliant review

Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent about one and half hrs here.Brilliant time with attention to detail.From bin men , to streetlights and even Morris dancers on the village green , it had it all.There.s a cafe at the start and some toilets half way round ,You can pay...More

Thank Paula P
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind review. For anyone planning a visit, the illuminations are every Thursday, Easter to October. On a Thursday we are currently open until last entry 8pm, the lights are on from 645pm-845pm, but times do...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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jamesclouds
7 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
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