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Babbacombe Model Village

Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: 07734721063
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Ranked #1 of 69 things to do 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this place last year and really enjoyed it, it's amazing how much detail has gone in to the model village. Have a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. There are miniature scenes of local places and always lots of up to date topical bits and pieces to keep an eye out for. I just like to spend the day pretending I am a giant.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I visited this place with my 3 children who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The 4D cinema was amazing!! Beautiful walk through scenery, free mini golf too! If your in Devon this place is definitely worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, ticket valid all day,so when the attractions open at night worth a return visit. Best model village ive seen, brilliant covers so many aspects of living, would strongly recommend a 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. Visitors can pick up a free photo-ticket during their first visit to enable them to return once, for free, within 7 days. Many people use this to visit day and evening. We are open all year and in 2015 our evening opening is every Thursday April to October, May... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Took two young children but they had no interest in the model of the first Butlins and Travelodge, country scenes etc. However, they loved the train which went around and the dragon which breathes out fire on top of the castle. The mini golf was a great hit too. For an adult the models were lovely to walk around and... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Seems to be a lot of work going on keeping all the little people in good shape and the grounds in great condition kids loving the crazy golf and the alice in wonderland pictures had lunch at the cafe and have to say the rolls were fresh and filling great friendly staff another job well done really want to come... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us again and for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Taunton
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167 reviews 167 reviews
81 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Took our 11 yr old daughter as not been before. Weather was kind to us and yes, you do need a dry day for this visit! Was a lot bigger than expected with plenty to look at. A lot of work goes into making these miniatures altho a bit dated now. Included a fire breathing dragon which was pretty good,... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We spent around an hour and half with our three young children and our dog looking around all the models. It's fantastic, so much hard work and dedication has been put into the whole place it's not to be missed. The 4D show was good although the under the sea showing didn't really grab our four year olds attention so... 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 and we look forward to welcoming you back. Evening illuminations are now every Thursday from April to October, plus May 25th to 29th and Monday to Fridays July 20th to September 4th More 

Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We travelled to the model village on a rainy day but it didn't dampen our spirits I thought it was good value for money when you consider all the hard work that goes into building and maintaining the site, plus the fact you get a free 7 day pass. For an extra £1 we got to go in the 4d... More 

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Bolton, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My family enjoyed the model village. We also did the quiz as we went round which made it more interesting. The dragon that breathes fire was a favourite. There is other things to do too like steering cars round a track and the 3D cinema film was great. Would visit again. Must take so much work to maintain the place... More 

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