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Southsea Model Village

Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
+44 7825 558231
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A Seaside Tradition

Model villages have been one of the traditional seaside entertainment for many years but this one... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2013
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
very cute

i'm just back from portsmouth, and my son loved the place, which is lovely, worth 2 hours for... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2013
kyotogirl94
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Paris, France
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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 9 June 2013

Model villages have been one of the traditional seaside entertainment for many years but this one is slightly different in being built within a part of Lumps Fort, one of the Defence Forts for Portsmouth. The entrance is next to a good café with hot...More

1  Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

i'm just back from portsmouth, and my son loved the place, which is lovely, worth 2 hours for little ones, who enjoy to follow trains on their paths, thomas and friends are here! the seaview from the castle replica is very nice. i felt like...More

2  Thank kyotogirl94
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Well, this is a bit weird. It's got a selection of models, most of which look like they could do with a bit of maintenance, plus they are not particularly good at keeping things to the same scale - so for example, some of the...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Taken from their website 'The Model Village will be open every weekend till Easter,and then open every day till October'. We thought this would be a lovely Sunday trip for the kids. The website says it opens at 10:30, we got there at 11:00 and...More

1  Thank david_k_76_11
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This is a really cool model village, it hasn't changed for about 30 years. It doesn't need to. Except for the gollywogs in the doll shed. I used to come here with my nan when I was younger. Entrance is only £1 and they start...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

I've been meaning to visit for a long time, I wasn't disappointed. A charming little village with lots of little surprises. Weather definitely plays a part in when it's open so check first but well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

This is a really sweet little model village with model trains and trams running throughout the pretty and very well-tended miniature landscape. My nine year old companion had great fun running along the paths, working out which train ran where. Do check out the shop...More

2  Thank Davey511
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Having checked the village would be open on its web site we visited today only to find it was shut. There were no notices outside. Hearing somebody working behind the gate I asked what was happening and was told that due to en electrical fault,...More

2  Thank MikeDFL
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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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