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Bekonscot Model Village

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Address: Warwick Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL, England
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+44 1494 672919
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model...

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village. Set in Beaconsfield, just outside of London we are a popular day attraction for people of all ages.It was opened in 1929 and it’s a great place to bring the family and stomp around like giants! There are six model towns, a huge Gauge 1 model garden railway, ride-on railway, remote-controlled boats, castles, lakes and industries in 1.5 acres of award-winning gardens.It's a great family day out, and it's your chance to be a giant in a miniature land of adventure, hidden away in a 1930s timewarp. It’s a big day out full of really nice small things and we'd love to see you soon!

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I used to love model villages as a kid, and we stumbled across this on the way home from Bicester Village and I'm so pleased we did. It did not disappoint! Me and my partner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to love model villages as a kid, and we stumbled across this on the way home from Bicester Village and I'm so pleased we did. It did not disappoint! Me and my partner went, thought we would stand out as most people had children with them but we didn't, we had a great time and it was good... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went 30 years ago as a child and loved it and went back with my own children and wasn't disappointed. We all enjoyed the level of detail in the models. The quiz is good value at 50p and helps engage the kids even more. The models looked in good shape especially when the sun came out. It did get congested... More 

Thank PStadd
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting our. Grandchildren with the intention of taking them to Bekonscot with our dog....checked the website carefully to make sure our dog was allowed in! There was no mention of dogs not allowed in...We drive the 40miles to Beaconsfield,. Bought our tickets, started to walk in with our dog on lead and our equally well behaved grandchildren only... More 

Thank twilla2016
Maura B, PA to MD at Bekonscot Model Village, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not aware dogs were not allowed in the village. Our web site shows in two places (on the first page and under Plan Your Visit - Accessibility) that only assistance dogs are allowed. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit otherwise. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place first time here and will defo return even tho we live 75 mile away in Essex Take a picnic as it's very pricey in the cafe loads of outdoor eating Brilliant place very clean great outdoor play area too for the children

Thank Angela A
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit from grandchildren to grandparents. The village is built in great detail, even down to a person cleaning the inside windows of a house. The highlight for most children is the railway where they can watch trains going round, stopping at stations etc. The cafe is very good serving coffee, tea, sandwiches, cakes and light lunches at... More 

Thank jean0rly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Bekonscott many times as a child but went back with my husband and we both really enjoyed it- it has hardly changed and is still as beautiful and charming as ever. You don't have to be or have kids to enjoy it, there's so much to see and marvel at. We visited on the first day... More 

Thank ChrissyA87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bekonscot is the perfect place to visit and in every visit I notice something new. The friendly staff make the visit very enjoyable and are very accommodating. In particular, the girl that served my family and I in the cafe greeted us with a big smile and with impeccable manners.

Thank JohnFreeman23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my son here just before Christmas. It was raining and about to close for the winter but we had such fun. The village is a real labour of love and you feel you've stepped back to the England of your childhood. There's so much work that has gone into the landscapes and buildings and my 4 year old... More 

Thank ed1
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for young and old alike. As the oldest model village in the work Bekonscot keeps evolving with a model of the Hoover building currently being added. The names of the shops hold a surprise or 3.

Thank CaridiUK
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my niece and nephew they loved it. Lots to see and space to run round. Free parking. Take a camera lots of great photo to take.

Thank Mazza M

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