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Southsea Model Village

Open Now: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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perfect for children

My young grandchildren love this place. I also used to visit over 20 years ago with my children. It... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

well worth a visit, it is a family run business and you can see the hard work that has gone into... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
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“picnic area”(6 reviews)
“former glory”(4 reviews)
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...more
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Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
+44 7825 558231
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. The kids loved it. The staff are very nice and helpful. I can’t believe we have never been before. We will certainly go again

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit for the first time in the week and found the site full of activity for Halloween with children having a lot of fun

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this model village and really puts a smile on your face. Really well done. £4 entrance. Parking. Cafe and toilets onsite.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I visited the model village soon after it opened in 1956. Here we are some 60 years later and so another visit seemed a good idea. I was not disappointed. Considering the reported problems the site has had to endure over the years the village...More

Thank raycblue
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A quirky place to visit which is set in time which is its appeal . Very friendly staff and my student enjoyed the quiz

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We love coming here. It’s my little boys favourite place locally to visit. Every school holiday he asks to go to the model village. Each time we visit there is something new or a one or more of the buildings has been refurbished. The village...More

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Great friendly little place that is welcoming and easily entertained my.two boys for a good few hours

Thank MG_Madd
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My young grandchildren love this place. I also used to visit over 20 years ago with my children. It has had a good spruce up since. Very sweet models with fun novelties. The "hunt the easter bunnies " etc are great fun. Lots to spot....More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank annmart5304
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

Thank hammie65
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Angie S
19 September 2017|
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 ?
Amanda K
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi, we are open all of half term. Thanks
Carol L
18 June 2015|
Response from Mark W | Property representative |
We are open from 10:30-5pm