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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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Hours:
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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WOW!! Exceeded my expectations.

The glossy leaflet gave the impression that this model village was something special, we weren't disappointed! By reading the leaflet and from the website we knew that we would be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
gizmo2brian
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Somerset
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Somerset
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207 reviews 207 reviews
59 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The glossy leaflet gave the impression that this model village was something special, we weren't disappointed! By reading the leaflet and from the website we knew that we would be charged for parking, however as this is a public car park and therefore we could park for as long as necessary and visit other attractions if we so desired this... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was nearly 50 years since the last visit and so did not know what to expect, Wow!! it was fantastic so well presented and an experience not to be missed. Would have given this a full top mark but for the problem of getting around with a person who was on a walking stick, although she made the walk... More 

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Brixham
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211 reviews 211 reviews
11 attraction reviews
606 helpful votes 606 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Babbacombe Model Village We spent a good 2 and a half hours here this afternoon. This is a wonderful attraction for all the family. The detail in the models is quite amazing and also the size of the area covered by the displays. The plants and shrubs & trees are super. Recommended.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to Babbacombe Model Village back in 2011 and had a wonderful time so decided to pay it another visit. The model village itself is amazing there's so much to see and look out for. All the small details are amazing such as the company names around the football pitch, so much fun. This time our children were that... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We do have small tearoom with a simple but freshly prepared offering that often has to serve hundreds of people in a short period of time, so simple and fresh works best for us. Unfortunately, we do not have the facility, or capacity, for full meals/menus. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A fantastic attraction for all ages , the detail in the buildings and figures is fantastic and its all set in lovely well kept gardens , the only down fall it could be a bit hard for the less able to get round .The offer of a night time visit included in the entrance fee is a must take up... More 

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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Clever buildings and displays although some are a bit tired. Easter egg hunt was good for children but the cafe was very poor and basic.

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We are a tourist attraction with a small tearoom that serves light lunches - rolls, paninis, kid's lunch boxes and a wide selection of cakes. It's a simple, but healthier and freshly prepared offering More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My first visit to the model village since I was a child and I was not disappointed, its amazing, and as a bonus, we got a free pass to visit on the Thursday night to see the village lit up :-)

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

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devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We went at Christmas and the whole village was covered in snow!!! It was beautiful!! To top it off there was a fire breathing dragon, great Torquay attraction, children will absolutely love it!!

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

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fun couple of hours with the kids, they loved it and got so excited at what they call 'Tiny Town' Nice to see some funny parts within the different sections, and loved the movie figures Shame about the Pay and display car park

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

fantastic time by all in the party 8month old, teenager and adults lots to see and spot a lovely time good value for money with the free return visit clean and lovely photos in the sun need to go back to the illuminations, staff not to pleasant as little one did the Easter hunt but was told she was to... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your good review. We hand out a prize to all children, approx. 2 years and over, who complete the trail. For younger children/toddlers we do have to be cautious because of choking issues. More 

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