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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
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10:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
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Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction....

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.

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Great tour through the decades

Came here with my wife whilst visiting Torquay and we had a great time despite the cold weather. The attraction is fascinating and the interactive shows add to the experience also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Peter L
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my wife whilst visiting Torquay and we had a great time despite the cold weather. The attraction is fascinating and the interactive shows add to the experience also had a 6 hole mini golf area which is fun at the halfway stage. All in all took just under 2 hours to walk around and was great just... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to see and beautifully constructed and maintained. Everything about the model village is so life like you will be amazed. There are things that make you smile ie the names of some of the shops and how they have ever so cleverly changed the names of the areas. Will go back time and time again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had visited here in my teenage years, so now I'm in my late twenties I wanted to bring my fiancé here to see if had changed. It was a fantastic as it was when I had been before. It is a huge model village with witty and humorous adult content (look out for the little naked lady by the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited this as a young child years ago. It was amazing for a young boy and was equally amazing as a pensioner this time round. It's just a brilliant afternoon out for adults and even kids too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a good 3 hours. Walked around a couple of times to make sure we didn't miss anything. Beautifully presented and plenty to see and marvel over. The gardens are splendid. The only negative point is that you have to pay extra for the carpark.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the model village. The attention to detail in all the models was fantastic. We spent a lot of time looking at all the little touches of each model. The Paignton zoo was fantastic and so true to the actual zoo where we had been the day before. The models clearly are all well maintained... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clever and really good way to spend the day lovely to see the children's eyes light up when they spot yet another ... oh look at that

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and very up to date with the Bake Off. Please be aware the car park is an additional charge.

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. The car park adjacent to us is a local authority 'pay & display' car park that serves all amenities in the area. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited many years ago and was still worth another visit it is just so detailed and so much to see-loved the fire breathing dragon! shop and a cafe on site and a car park

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The model village is fantastic but is very hilly, worth bearing in mind for people who are not easily mobile.

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