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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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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Great for children

Remembered the model village from childhood, took my 5yr old who loved it. not cheap when some of the displays are being worked on, this happens during winter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Remembered the model village from childhood, took my 5yr old who loved it. not cheap when some of the displays are being worked on, this happens during winter.

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Thank Ned E
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Having been to Babbacombe Model Village a number of times, I have never written a review, but to be honest, it deserves one. The Owners of the park keep improving it, with the Newest addition to their Model Village being the Paignton Zoo Scene, Absolutely Brilliant. Love the humour throughout, Always a hidden joke to be found amongst the Scenes.... More 

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Thank WestcountryWife
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is cool. there is a lot to see here, and its all made with love and interest in what they do. plus there was also a willemi pine growing when I went, which is something worth seeing due to its history. its a must if you are passing through and easy to find. I would recommend and will... More 

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Thank storm r
Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here in February as the first visitors of the day. The car park is council owned so make sure you buy a ticket to avoid a fine. The models are vey good and the whole thing is well maintained. Very amusing names on the displays. My only concern were all the model vehicles appeared to be left hand drive... More 

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Thank Peter H
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wet day so some things were not working but it is amazing what they have created. Took lots of pictures and I will try and share some. We have a 19 month old so sometimes it was hard to get him to realise how great these models were but me liked pressing the buttons to turn lights... More 

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Thank Splatt2801
Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter insisted we go there on her last visit with her fiance. She hadnt been for a number of years and we were not disappointed . Had a great time.

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Thank brooksie24
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely morning in ore of what they have done. it is a must see for couples or families, fab looking around all the displays

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Thank Rjm2408
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of hard work that has gone into making this model village is incredible. A realistic chimney and thatch fire with the Fire brigade in attendance through to the view of a working TV in a small cottage. Everywhere you look is so well thought and and in such great detail.

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Thank wbelgum
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A total surprise. Staying in Torquay for a month days and just called in by chance. I didn't know anything about the model village but I would advise anyone to visit. I was totally surprised at the size of the whole site an the number of quirky houses, shops, stadium and even Stone henge on show. A lot of humour... More 

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Thank mark f
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this attraction with my elderly mother and my boyfriend last June. It was the longest daylight hours so we decided to go at about 6pm to take full advantage. The model village was lovely and we all had a good time. The area was quiet and peaceful and the whole place looked thoroughly well-cared for and we all... More 

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