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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
07734721063
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions 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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to Babbacombe Model Village last Wednesday while on holiday in Torquay. There was only me and another two people walking around the village so I found it very tranquil and relaxing. The gardens are immaculate and the village has been very cleverly thought out and planned. I liked the humour that was scattered about and all in all... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a must see in Torquay the detail is quite unbelievable miniature football stadium, shopping center, a house on fire and don't miss the spaceship!! I've been to see this during the day and also at night. It is fantastic lit up at night. Well worth the admission money. And kids will love trying to find wally!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very enjoyable trip for both children and adults. Giving new experiences to children and to also give adults of all ages a glimps of events in their past.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The model village is a wonderful place with displays that change numerous times throughout the year. I am a member along with my wee bairn and we go a number of times throughout the year and enjoy it every time. A membership is very reasonable and it is paid for in a couple of trips. I have to say we... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You must go but don't miss the humour in all the businesses names. It's all very cleverly done and the kids will enjoy it too.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited with my husband & two children during Oct half term 2014 whilst on holiday. We had a great couple of hours there, and stopped before leaving to grab a drink in the cafe. We made use of the free return offer and visited the following evening (Halloween special) & it was just as spectacular at night as in the... More 

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england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Really cute place, love the thought to detail. My baby even was interacting with the noises and all the great colours. 4d was good. Overall experenice was relaxing and fun. Do keep in mind it's not high tec but basic set up is Part of the charm. It is build on a slope/hill so If you have mobility issues I... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Thought it was expensive on entry but turned out to be good value! Lots to see and lots of fun stuff too. Very clever. Steep walkways in places.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a great place for both young & old. Saw the model village a few weeks ago on tv & decided to pay a visit. Free 4D show on the day we went, also crazy golf at the bottom. Saw the new model of Len Goodman from Strictly Come Dancing with his 7.I'll have given it a 10 though.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is not contemporary, this is not hi-tec but it is good old fashioned seaside fun and take it for that. Both my young children enjoyed our visit and on a sunny day the surroundings are very pleasant

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