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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction...
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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Brilliant day out

Beautiful sunny day. So much to see and so many laughs had today. Fantastic models.... Hubby's favourite city/town with all the shops etc....mine was the harbour scene---so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

if you are a models fanatic it worths a visit, if not maybe if you have no other thing to do.whenn it is sunny you can have a good icecream in the deck

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like the sound of model villages than this is the place to go. It really does make for a nice few ours out. It is set in a beautiful garden and it looks really well maintained. I bought my tickets in advance online which worked out a little bit cheaper and arrived on a Saturday afternoon around 2pm.... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of great models Eastenders set slighty wrong in layout !! London signs above wrong shops 4d was not all that great - plus just booked on at 3.30 given no choice Arrived at 4d at 315 to a queue - doors open and lots of seats available yet told that was the 315 showing - made to wait -... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sunny day. So much to see and so many laughs had today. Fantastic models.... Hubby's favourite city/town with all the shops etc....mine was the harbour scene---so detailed... Amazing

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful gardens. Clearly a lot of hard work has gone into this. It is truly something special to see. You need to read the signs on some of the models as they have some great jokes. If you go to Babbacombe, you must go here! It is a must-see place!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A really good couple of hours, lost count of how many times we said "wow, how good is that?" Amazing detail and really well laid out, stunning flowers and shrubs too, worth every penny!

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Denny, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to this model village, but since I am model maker I was a little disappointed. The standard on some of the scenes was not great. In all honesty tho',this is an outdoor display and has to be a bit robust and so loses some fine detail.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have been here many times and each time you are surprised with something new .Its an excellent family day out well worth the money.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Gardens are very well kept and it's worth seeing for the horticulture alone. Also we loved the sense of humour as there are lots of ironies in eg the shop titles. All in all a wonderful family day out - just watch out, as we got fined for not paying and displaying, we naively thought it was a free car... More 

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Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit every one we recommend it to when we stayed in Torquay came back and said they loved it and the kids love trying to find wally, it is a little hilly if your not a great Walker x

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Additional Information about Babbacombe Model Village

Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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