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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you visit the south of Devon, be sure to have a trip here! We did it in the morning and it was pleasent and worth the ticket entry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The only down side was it was quite expensive and a bit disappointing for very young children who for obvious reasons can't run amok through the displays. There is so much to see take lots of pics. Would not advice looking around at hottest time of day as no real shade. The people who set this up have also got... More

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

the model village was a fantastic attraction to visit, superb villages and famous characters, nicely set out to walk around and good to see it all lit up at dusk.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My happy memories of model villages have now been jaded... Nothing wrong per se with it and daughter ran around a bit (she's probably a bit young to enjoy) but it seemed a LOT of money for what it was. That said other kids a bit older were having a bit of fun and the mini golf was really mini.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Devon my whole life and visited model village as a child which was great. We visited there today and paid £21 for two adults. We went around the whole village in 30 mins and feel like we've been robbed. The prices are WAY too expensive for what it is!! Awful!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and well worth a visit. The work that had gone into this was astownding. The attention to detail was brilliant. The gift shop and cafe were good too. Looking for wally was a good tip to keep the children amused.

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East Yorkshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited here whilst on holiday. We had heard and seen a lot of good reviews and we were not disappointed. It is the biggest model village I have seen and set in beautiful surroundings. The 4D show is a must see at an extra £1 per person. Will definately visit here again.

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Heysham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibitions-this has to be the best model village I have seen in the UK. The 4D cinema is a must see. Great family day out, and don't forget to a return visit at night to catch the model villages lit up.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were keen to visit the model village as my husband came here as a child over 30 years ago, and our children liked the look of it from the leaflet in our accommodation. A family ticket (two adults, two children) cost £34.50, so not terribly cheap but we did spend a good three hours there, so reasonable value. We... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We loved the model village, with its mixture of traditional and modern scenes. Although it is built on a hill and some of our party have mobility problems, they were able to get round OK as the paths were built so that they were not too steep. We also took advantage of the seating around the place and the cafeteria!... More

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