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Babbacombe Model Village

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Babbacombe Model Village
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Babbacombe Model Village
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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...more
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Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been to Torquay a few times but this was our first visit here and like all of Torquay there not happy with high admission prices they also like to rob you on the car park price aswell , I wasn't also aware that you...More

Thank Mike C
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Sorry to hear about your disappointment. The car park is owned by Torbay council, we have no ownership or control over it. We only run illuminations on Thursdays simply because there isn't enough demand for more than one evening, and there is little to no...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We used to take the children here a long time ago so were pleased to see the place is still open and even more pleased to see the improvements. It hasn't stood still for the last 20 years, in fact there is a great deal...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best I have ever seen,detail was fantastic,sense of humour great. A great day out loved all of it

Thank paul r
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well done and what was most surprising was how bang up to date it was with some of the displays. Great humour too, old fashioned corny stuff that raises a titter. Some great bits of animation. some of the rails and hedging were a...More

Thank Gardengel-IoW
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Model village on a hilly site but well worth visiting if you’re able bodied. Great attention to detail in the models and humour everywhere! Very well done, will visit again!

Thank gtaylorperry
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved it will definitely go back the 4D film was good the only down side was the hills as I have arthritis I can't walk up hills but I took my time can't wait to go back again

Thank tracyspence67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic well presented displays and ideal place to spend a couple of hours. Only down side (if any) is it is very hilly and my partner (who has arthritis) found it difficult to walk around without having to stop, but that is not a criticism...More

Thank Japper2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

revisit after 20 years. did not disappoint. some old favourites and lots of new parts. always worth a look when you're in the area. it's fascinating to see the exhibits which take an age to make and look fantastic. next time we'll visit in the...More

Thank MrsDouglas568
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a tremendous time here. It's more like a model world than a village. There is a lot to see and you can use your ticket again to come back to take night photos.

Thank richie1303
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This village is amazing! So much to see. Loved the fire breathing dragon and the house on fire. The little talking models were cool!

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24 September 2018|
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Response from AuraUk | Reviewed this property |
Was looking forward to seeing this, never mind :)
24 August 2018|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely and also have time to eat in the model village restaurant. You can also get your entrance tickets validated to return in the evening to see the village in lights. It’s really good
Cheryl G
5 August 2018|
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Response from wendyhawkins40 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome at the model village.