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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
fgame0
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
lovely

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
annmart5304
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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. It’s a little tired in places, but it was good to see them working on restoring the various buildings. The villages also include lots of moving trains which the girls loved.

One of my girls needed the toilet and was disappointed to discover it was public toilets only across the park, however they were very good at letting us back in again afterwards.

They also had a fair few picnic tables so we were able to have lunch near the model castle on top of the hill. They also have a very small children’s play area and an indoor area for children to draw on a chalkboard and on paper.

I note that they have ‘theme’ days - 2018 will include a small petting zoo and a Owl/Raptor day. I think we will probably return for one of these.

Overall - excellent value, 1-2 hours depending on if you are stopping for a picnic and weather.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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 maintained. Highly recommend visiting here.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Not well advertised, but located at one end of the boating lake. A typical seaside attraction from days gone by. All you would expect, train, boats, cottages etc. Worth a family visit. Won't break the bank. Believe its being progressively renovated

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little model village that has had quite a bit of TLC by the new owners and looks amazing! We have been visiting for years and its not expensive, kids find it magical, we went in Oct for the spooky pumpkin carving and will visit again in dec to see santa

Date of experience: October 2017
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