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Southsea Model Village

Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
+44 7825 558231
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well worth a visit, it is a family run business and you can see the hard work that has gone into... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
annmart5304
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Some really hard work has improved the model village very much

We've been visiting on and off for something like 50 years. So lovely to pop in with our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hammie65
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Southsea Model Village is a 1/12th scale village built in 1956. We are located on Southsea seafront next to the canoe lake and rose gardens. Just 30 seconds walk from the beach. There is also ample parking only 100 yards walk away. The model village is a delightful place to spend time for both young and old. We have a Toy Museum with toys from the past and present. An interactive miniature model fairground. The Rifleman's Tunnel which is 125ft long and holds our scale handmade model of Portsmouth Guildhall and Spinnaker Tower. Also our large g scale railway with Thomas And Friends,chugging around the Village which is especially enjoyed by our younger visitors. Not forgetting our own Castle over looking the Solent with wonderful views for miles, a perfect spot for a picnic. We have a great Snack Bar on site serving ice cream,hot & cold food, including Chips, hot dogs ,homemade gourmet burgers and baguettes with fillings of your choice all freshly made.
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Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

well worth a visit, it is a family run business and you can see the hard work that has gone into improving it, although we are in our 70s we both really enjoyed it. although there are no toilets on site there are toilets at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been visiting on and off for something like 50 years. So lovely to pop in with our grandchildren and see that so much work has taken place.All the bits they love are still there; model railway, tunnel, fort on the hill. But all freshened...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the model village with our dog, who was made welcome, and enjoyed the display which was larger than I had expected, with a castle on the hill and a real tunnel, extensive G-gauge railway and loads of models. We enjoyed this, had our...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Thought we might as well drop by as not many of these about and were very surprised. Although we were two adults (and children would love this) we still enjoyed all the scenes. For us it made a pleasant hours pause.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited here with our young daughter and enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours walking around the house displays with working model trains and flowing stream. Although this was on a Bank holiday and with congestion in most of Southsea, this attraction was not at...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We popped down all had a lovely time nice walking round all models looking fab They have done a really great job restoring things and the balloons were great! Customer service was excellent helpful and friendly & food was good great value especially the slush...More

Thank R072
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Took the grandkiddies to see the model village over the Easter holidays when the animals were there. As well as looking at the model village and meeting all the different and very well cared for animals we had to find Easter bunnies and a golden...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the village with my two young girls on a beautiful February weekend. I haven’t personally been for close to 30 years. £7 for three of us. Lucking out in the weather, we spent a good hour walking around and looking at the model village....More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We popped in last night on way home from shopping it was amazing they have worked so hard we all loved the place it is magical we even went in to see Santa ( fantastic) can’t wait to go back xxxxxx

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Have been to the model village many times now but tonight trip was truly magical. They have done an amazing job of decorating the village for Christmas. My son loved meeting Santa and seeing all the lights. Always excellent value for money. Friendly staff. Well...More

Thank Hayley B
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Angie S
19 September 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Ooh Good Question. I went on the train , But there is parking near Just check with , maybe local council ?
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Amanda K
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi, we are open all of half term. Thanks
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Carol L
18 June 2015|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
We are open from 10:30-5pm
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