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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Worn out

Very pricey only to find some if it closed which was not told about. All looks great but looking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We visited blabber ombré model village in the October half term. This place is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Debbie N
Sutton, 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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:00
Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very pricey only to find some if it closed which was not told about. All looks great but looking worn out green mould everywhere.More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and sorry to hear that you left a little disappointed. Your review is a little contradictory as you say 'all looks great but looking worn out'. I assume the 'worn out' bits you refer to are the areas under development....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited blabber ombré model village in the October half term. This place is well worth a visit, lots to see and a lot of work gas gone into making this village. As we visited in October, we were entitled to come back in the...More

Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit here and it was brilliant! Remember coming here as a child and bringing our child here has now made more lovely memories. The displays were relevant and up to date (GBBO tent, Shard currently being constructed) and it obvious that the place is...More

Thank janorton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the place to take a 17 year old but it is interesting to see all the models. Seemed a little dated and for over £30 for three people I was expecting a bit more if I am honest.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cool thing to do for all ages. Really detailed and well maintained model village. Set within beautiful gardens that were immaculately clean and tidy. It’s all outside so not a rainy day activity. I loved the 4D cinema, but our 6 year old didn’t....More

Thank KadieandStu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I see not to be missed this place . Was here for nearly three hours. Amazing all the the little detail on all the houses etc . And u need to go in the 4d cinema there as well. Then after stop in...More

Thank lorric1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this model village while on a turkey and Tinsel break .Lovely models lot of work gone into it really detailed plenty to look at well laid out In a steep valley gradients going down and round and back up again hand rails all around...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and well presented although could have done without all the halloween extras (do you really need a battle at Stonehenge). loved all the comedy names of the locations/buildings

Thank eigbob
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit, beautifully maintained and fascinating to see, the gardens are splendid and the models are in good order.The layout is amazing. It took us 2 hours and was great fun.

Thank Dutchy001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well laid out model village with interest to evryone. Although it is in a steep valley the gradient is not an issue as you are forever stopping and looking. There is always something of interest. I would allow a good 2-3 hours...More

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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
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
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