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Babbacombe Model Village

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

Definitely worth a visit. We stayed for a long time, we had perfect weather, walked round twice and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
251Deedee46
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Birthday treat

I thought this model village was fantastic. The attention to detail was superb. The little people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra R
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Paignton, 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 2 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. We stayed for a long time, we had perfect weather, walked round twice and saw the 4D movie, great fun and I made the most noise 😂

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this model village was fantastic. The attention to detail was superb. The little people looked like they really lived there, had a daily routine and worked together. The craftsmanship was out of this world. At the end of the walk round, a welcome...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge place. Very well designed. Always coming up with new additions. Lots to see. Worth the price. Very friendly. Glad I went. Can take dogs. Smoking areas. Very beautiful, imaginative and creative. Good staff carefully taking care of the place however some bits needed a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on Easter Sunday with my boy aged 6, we loved it! The detail that has gone into the model villages is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed walking round and looking at familiar models and attractions. The 4d cinema is well worth a visit and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a chilly, damp (bit of drizzle) day in March and there were few other people. It must be very difficult to keep it looking fresh, especially just after the winter because everything is out in the open. They do an amazing job...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the model Village will take a couple of hours. It isn't particularly cheap at £11 adult and £10 for kids and you have to pay an additional £1.50 for the 4D cinema experience. We have been previously so it was good to...More

Thank Naomi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with the family. Weather was lovely and loads of people in there. Model village was cool and miniature movie section was awesome with something to see for everything. There are also remote control boats and cars down at the bottom by the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband went here as seemed interesting . We will be back with the kids as would be so much better with them

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on our way down to looe bay. My husband has been here before when he was a child. I thought it would be little hand sized models but was pleasantly suprised to find out it was life size Modern models. It was a...More

1  Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful time at this enchanting model village. The attention to detail was absolutely amazing and the more we looked the more we appreciated how wonderful it was. There was so much to see there that it would definitely need more than one...More

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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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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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