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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: 07734721063
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 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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We took our 3 year old Grandson to the Model Village. Every time I go I am still amazed at the way it is constantly changed and added to. Our Grandson was mostly interested by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 year old Grandson to the Model Village. Every time I go I am still amazed at the way it is constantly changed and added to. Our Grandson was mostly interested by the train, it was us adults that enjoyed everything else. An absolute must for anyone visiting Torquay. For the first time (I must be getting... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

this place keeps getting better and better. stroll gently round the intricate modelling that has occurred here since 1963. Added this year is the 4D cinema - well worth the additional charge - we saw Captain Nemo & 20,000 leagues under the sea (an animated short film focussing on damage to the sea).

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was wary of visiting initially but my wife wanted to. Great scenes and so realistic. The humour makes it even better.

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North west
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Easy to find & loads of parking, lots of familiar models to look at which are really cool. Nice on a sunny day to leisurely walk around & take your time. We hadn't experienced a 4d film before so that was a good new experience & worth the little extra in our opinion. I hope they keep improving it &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A unique attraction lots of amazing detail to see. Worth going round twice in case you missed any hidden humour or references to people and places great value for money.

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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 More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Havent been here in my adult life and I don't think much has changed since my parents brought me here as a young child. Its an enjoyable time and nice to walk around but I feel some of the displays could be modernised/brought into the 21st century. Unless there was much changed I cannot see me visiting again for many... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us, and for your review The general concept of the Model Village has stayed pretty much the same, after all, a Model Village is a Model Village, so not a lot will change from that. However, the village is constantly evolving and has many different models from even a few years ago. In the last 2... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing this and did spend a nice couple of hours there but can't say it is good value for money.. At over £10 a head (we foolishly paid the additional £1.50 per head to see a 10 minute 4d film) it was way too expensive for what it is. I appreciate model maintenance might be... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us, and for your review The village is constantly evolving and has many different models from even a few years ago. In the last 2 years alone many of the displays and models have been replaced. Whilst we appreciate that not everyone will like anything that represents the past we have to be aware of many... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a 5 yr old with us and a 15 yr old. They both enjoyed it. There's something different to see each time. We love the 4d cinema. Good location and friendly staff. A great gift shop. The down side is its not disabled friendly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited here with family in February 2015 and it was one of the best attractions I have ever visited. The entry fee was very competitive and made for a cheap morning out. You could see such detail had been put into every single house, car, landscape and the hidden jokes kept us all amused - you need to visit to... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a good morning here looking around the model displays and playing the crazy golf. Models are detailed and fun. Kids and adults will enjoy spending time here.

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