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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Well worth the climb up the steep pathways

This is our first visit since taking an older granddaughter five years ago and it is not an easy climb up and down the site, but well worth it. Great attention to detail and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Pontefract
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is our first visit since taking an older granddaughter five years ago and it is not an easy climb up and down the site, but well worth it. Great attention to detail and touches of humour wherever you look. Our 8-year old granddaughter enjoyed it very much, particularly the house on fire which - according to her diary of... More 

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wakefield
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We turned up at about 7pm just as it was turning dusk. Saw the 4D cinema which is a great experience. Another thing is to make sure you get a guide book. As usual they cost but it's a great souvenir to take home and see all the things you missed! This is on a very very steep hill so... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. One of the best things I have been to. The detail in the models is amazing. I will be back!

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Colne Engaine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the model village and had a lovely morning, it is really well worth a visit just to see all the models and how realistic looking they are. It is very good value for money and you can spend has long or has little time there has you want. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting this area

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We all loved the model village and the 4D cinema was great. It only lasts about 10mins but it's worth paying the exra to go. Just see for yourself. Nice eating area too and gift shop. A photo is taken when you go into the shop and this will allow you to revisit on the evening to see the village... More 

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South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have just spent a lovely afternoon with our 2 grandchildren here. We came here many years ago with our children and now brought our grandchildren. Fabulous village and so much attention to detail. The only downsize is the price and you still have to pay for parking

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest Model village's I've seen. Really interesting. Well worth the visit. Didn't have children with us, but fasinating to see all the detail.

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huddersfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

LOVED LOVED LOVED this place. I lost count of how many times my six year old told me "Mummy this is brilliant" on the way around. Our two year old also had great fun with constant demands to be picked up so she could get a proper look of all the models. We spent about 2.5 hours here, could easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Last visited 20yrs ago. Bringing my own children for 1st time. Lovely going around again. Spent a good 2-3hrs looking around. Children loved it. Only niggle needs a babychange facility at lower level toilets as its a bit of a pull up to the shop level.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Second time here after 27 years. Plenty to see the first time around and even better this visit. Well worth the visit. Very well kept all round. Would like to see a more up to date attraction there next time , Smugglers story brixham or Torquay marina. Highlight of the visit was the fire breathing dragon.

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