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Babbacombe Model Village

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

Visited with my wife and child and we loved it there. Amazing details including very current... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
paulnicholasEngland
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england
Shame it's winter and they're making changes

It's off season so they have removed some exhibits so they can put new ones in, and to be fair they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cocorabbit69
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Surrey, 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 5 days ago

Visited with my wife and child and we loved it there. Amazing details including very current affairs, like walking through time. Cant wait to visit again someday.

Thank paulnicholasEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's off season so they have removed some exhibits so they can put new ones in, and to be fair they warn you of this and reduce the admission price but it's still a bit steep for the amount of time you spend there. There...More

Thank Cocorabbit69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a very cold day but so glad we did. It is just the most wonderful little village. I wish our grandchildren could have been with us - they would've have loved it as much as we. The designs, amount of detail and...More

Thank Kathneats
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us, despite the cold weather, and for your great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really amazing with all the miniatures Gud fun U need atleast 2 hours to see this place properly Worth going in there if you are around Paignton

Thank Danita F
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and for your very nice review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was torn over giving 3 or 4 stars for this. In parts it feels dated but in others has some interesting displays. Some of the more recent displays are excellent, including a 3D printed display. They are currently refurbishing their 'The City' display which...More

Thank Andy C
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the model village. We currently charge £8.95 per adult and this includes vat at 20%. With the expense of running and maintaining a Model Village, along with adding major...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like model villages you will love this one. Set on quite a steep hill so if mobility is a problem be aware. Great attention to detail with the models, with snippets of funny names and puns along the way. Well kept garden areas...More

Thank gaandir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll start off my getting something out of the way: I don't personally like model villages. I can see why others do, but i've never seen the attraction. This is just my opinion, and if you like model villages good for you. This place is...More

Thank Katie N
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us. It is a little confusing as you say it was 'good but not great' and you say the place is impressive, but a 2 star rating does not represent good. Also, why would you visit a Model Village...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing and sometimes impressive. Rather well done. You can spend a lot of time looking at some funny details. Indoor display is really good as well

Thank Philippe R
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us, it's great to hear that you really enjoyed the Model Village

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit. Enjoy the area always try to see something new each year. Timeshare apartment in The Osborne

Thank Moya S
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us and for your review

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Overhead1
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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

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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
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
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