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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
07734721063
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A visit to the model village was the highlight of our holiday. We went on a lovely sunny day & spent a full 5 hours taking in all the little models, characters and funny scenes! I knew we were going to have a great time when I looked at the village from the elevated roof position before descending down into... More

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Bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Always so much here and new additions made over the years. Beautiful gardens and fantastic models. A real pleasure and a lot of fun to browse round. Such a amazingly well maintained attraction.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This attraction is in desperate need of modernization and improvement. Many of the models are from the '70's and haven't dated well. It needs more movement, more interest. A quaint idea when it was conceived no doubt, but these days you will be left wondering how on earth they dare to charge those prices on admission. Half price would have... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that Model Villages are not your thing, but pleased that the kids enjoyed it. Over the last couple of years we have upgraded, and added many new, models and they are definitely not 70s. Yes, there will always be a few models that need changing, there are over 400 of... More

Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

this was a really good place to visit both as an adult and child lots of models to look at in a beautiful setting, the gardens were immaculate the models had some nice touches i.e. when you look at some of the toy vans they have funny names on the side of them but i wont spoil it for you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Have been twice and loved it both times! Models are so realistic and the whole place has a lovely atmosphere about it.

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Harrow Weald
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful day out. The recommended visit is around 1.5 hours but we were there for at least three hours. The attention to detail is very good and models are very well maintained. There are little things to spot everywhere, like the cat on top of the fire station and the robbers running across the police station roof.... 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 recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours for people who are in a hurry, but just over 80% of our visitors do spend 2 to 3 hours, or more, with us. The Model Village is full of subtle scenes, humour and details, along with animated scenes operating every few... More

Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a really good afternoon here as my 2yr old loved the displays. There was fun for adults too, as many names and dioramas are very funny. The displays also show a great deal of history in our case even they German world cup victory. Well done! 4D cinema was good too although it was a bit too realistic for... More

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Not a total fan of model villages, but this one exceeded our expectations. Anticipating a tired faded and dated representation of some latter-day Great Britain, we were pleasantly surprised to find it in a well maintained condition, contemporary and extensive in the scenes it depicted, from villages, street scenes, industrial settings, a farm, circus, factory, hospital, extensive shopping centre with... More

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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited in July with my boyfriend and 11 month baby. It's rather hilly and a bit hard going with the pushchair, but worth the effort. Loads of good displays, especially liked the dragon that breathed fire! Funny bits for adults and children. It's a beautiful garden and you can see how much hard work has gone into creating the... More

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Essex
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband was even impressed with the detail and wit in all the models. Beautifully laid out and a great deal to see.

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