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Babbacombe Model Village

Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: 07734721063
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round.

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English first
Cumbria, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very well displayed with lots of attractions, was a little dissapointed that the model figures of Len Goodman & Matt Albright were nowhere to be seen after seeing it featured on MY KIND OF HOLIDAY but really enjoyed our visit.

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. I can confirm that the model figures of Len Goodman and Matt Allwright, from the BBC's 'Holiday of my Lifetime' are on display around the football stadium. There are over 13,000 miniature people in the gardens so things can be hard to find, and sometimes it does... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a brilliant day at Babbacombe Model Village we visited Father Christmas and enjoyed the 4D show. WE then took advantage of the seven day return deal and went later in the day the second time so that we could see the models lit up. Beautiful!

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Thank you for visiting us and very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and were able to see the illuminations also More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really love this place all the detail is amazing be nice if they updated it a bit though added new things otherwise its brilliant :)

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Today we went to babbacombe model village and we were really looking forward to looking around, once we got in we all felt a bit hungry so we went over to the cafe, we all had paninis, but when my sister asked for a cheese and tomato one, the lady making them said she wasn't doing any salad as it... More 

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Model Village. Due to our lease arrangements our cafe is restricted to sales for Model Village visitors only, so during January, when it is very quiet, we have to keep stocks low to ensure everything is fresh. This does mean things may run/sell out. I totally agree... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a beautiful model village that is huge and VERY well kept .... when went in Jan and still looked amazing .... shame we missed the snow covered village they do every year .... well worth the visit

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review. Just a point to note - we didn't do our winter wonderland snow event this Christmas, unfortunately due to the extensive maintenance issues the snow effect causes, this event has had to be put to bed for the near future at least. More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good model village kids love it working models trains houses on fire ect well worth a look parking available

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited, again, this time for Christmas wonderland. Wonderful, as usual, but at dusk with thousands of additional Christmas light, such a magical experience (and we are 2 oldies), it is also so wonderful to get an attraction that allows dogs, so we can visit and take time to enjoy everything. To say an old fashioned style attraction gives the wrong... More 

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STOKE GABRIEL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited on the 29th December with our almost 5 year old granddaughter, following previous visits with an older grandchild. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience (in the morning) and just regretted being unable to get back to view again at dusk. The Model Village is a favourite for the family and judging by other visitors we are not alone... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The entire family will love this! Every important building you can name and many you forgot are recreated brilliantly in this unique and valuable attraction. Kids will love it but it's for the whole family. Located in a lovely spot, easy of access with good parking facilities and well laid out this is a place not to miss during your... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I visited the model village on Halloween and Xmas Eve, on both occasions I really enjoyed my visit with all the extras that had been put on for people to do. I loved the fact that on Halloween we got taken around the decorated worships (this was in the evening). Then for xmas eve a panto was put on aswell,... More 

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015 More 

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