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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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Thu 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Wed 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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Very well spent afternoon

My work colleague advised me to visit Model Village if I'm around Babbacombe, I must say, I did not think it will be that interactive! We spent good 2hours and could not be more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My work colleague advised me to visit Model Village if I'm around Babbacombe, I must say, I did not think it will be that interactive! We spent good 2hours and could not be more entertained! All figures were made with really good sense of humor and everything was made with attention to detail... We also bought tickets to 4D cinema... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A fun way to spend an hour or so in Babbacombe. The detail in the models is exquisite and the whole site looks magical and is well laid out. A little steep in places - we had to abandon our pushchair to use a baby carrier instead because of the steps. Very clean and welcoming coffee shop.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited while on holiday . Took my 2 year old daughter . My Mrs thought it would be interesting as we had never been to anything like this. It was decent and we'll laid out on a large site .The models themselves are far better than the model people that are rather poor but it is a good day out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went today, great visit as always. The 4d film was good, and entertaining. The gardens are absolutely beautiful.

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

O.K. I know that model villages aren't for everyone and I didn't know what to think of it before we went - but wow oh wow this place rocks!!! In short - just go. You'll have a fantastic time. It's absolutely enormous and even has a model train that runs around the entire complex. We went during the Agatha Christie... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the model village which I visited whilst on holiday with my family in Devon. It's fascinating and there is so much attention to detail - it's easy to see where your money is going. It's £10.50 for a ticket but you can return on Thursday night for free to see it all lit up, which is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited Thursday evening forbade illumination of models was very good, the entrance cashier was very informative when asked opening times and about access. I would say u can use a light weight push chair but there are some extremely steep sections.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

an excellent attraction for all ages and all seasons. the grandchildren love the place .every year there seems to be something different , making the model village "current " continuously .attention to detail is fantastic ,along with the comic naming ,relating to local areas. there is also an extended patio which last Christmas time was a venue for skiing for... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I think places like model villages are associated with children and don't get me wrong it is fantastic for the kids! However when me and my partner attended yesterday it was absolutely fantastic! The weather was on our side which was a bonus but as an adult, you appreciate the work that has gone into it and relate the models... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went here many times when I was a kid. Now having revisited in my 60th year, It still did not fail to amaze me. The accuracy to detail is second to none. If you get the chance to visit then do so, especially when it is illuminated

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Additional Information about Babbacombe Model Village

Address: Address: Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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