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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Lovely model village

Had a lovely couple hours here. Loved looking at models and found the affects of the fire breathing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katie H
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good fun

Although some of the models are starting to show signs of fatigue, the hole half day it took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ian H
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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 yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely couple hours here. Loved looking at models and found the affects of the fire breathing dragon was really good. Vast number of model houses around and even a little mini golf which was quite fun. Car park outside you have to pay...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although some of the models are starting to show signs of fatigue, the hole half day it took, offers a chance for some family fun. It is better suited to younger kids but I still managed to have a laugh with my teenage son. Entry...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my grandson here for the afternoon. He enjoyed the models and found it interesting. We enjoyed it as well. It is very steep to walk about in the model village but well laid out. Could do with a overhaul some displays are broken.

Thank Annienoguns
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent day out, worth a visit if in the area, so much to see, both the village and the gardens

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

Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind review

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit loads to do for all the family all ages will love this. Beautifilly kept gardens and amazing to see all the models wonderful day out. Staff were excellent.

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your great review

Reviewed 4 days ago

Not much to say about this place really - you have to pay to park in the council car park outside but only get a 2 hour ticket as that's about how long it takes to see everything at a leisurely pace. Overall the setting...More

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

Thank you for coming to see us, but I will have to beg to differ that 'everything is quite grubby' this is simply not the case as the vast majority of reviews highlight. The Model Village has gone through a massive refurbishment programme in the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was a great attraction for all the family, everything is well spaced out and wonderful gardens around the displays, can be alittle hilly for people with walking issues. Kids loved the crazy golf and remote control car and boats. I would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank naddie1
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind review

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent 3hrs visiting here. Seems quite expensive at first, but I think it is good value overall as there are loads of things to look at. The detail and 'hidden' features are everywhere. We also took advantage of the free return tickets (to be...More

Thank chocjon10
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and for your brilliant review. I can understand your frustration with the car park. It is local authority owned and operated and we have no control over it unfortunately. I will just mention for anyone planning a visit, visitors typically...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I used to love this place when I was little! Took a stroll round & it was all very nostalgic. Grounds are very well kept & the models are so well made. A little pricey when you factor parking in as well but I would...More

Thank Kimbers1987
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 6 days ago

this is simply well worth a visit we went late on and it was really nice and enjoyed it, cost was reasonable and im sure the kids will love going here

Thank Peter B
themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming back to see us and for your kind review

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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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