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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
07734721063
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to a few model villages but this one beats them all hands down. It's absolutely amazing! Well worth the entrance fee. It must be the largest site for a model village and as it sloped you get to see different parts of it from high us. The 4D show was good and free to see the day... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

No matter what age you are you will enjoy the Model Village and at Christmas time it is beautiful with the snow and lights. A real fairyland.

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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. I just need to highlight one point - we run a Christmas event with lights and illuminations every year, details on our website, however there are no plans for the return of our winter wonderland snow event in the near future. More

Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Great displays and good for kids to know with funny names on things to see.have to go and find them to see what I mean.you will have a laugh,I did. Has a cafe.go day and night .went in October when there was an event on.great at night to see all things with lights on.great staff ,disabled welcome .

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This attraction is a little gem which is well worth a visit. There are exhibits in abundance with something different to see on every turn. The exhibits change periodically to reflect the times. This attraction is for all ages and a great day out in the beautiful setting of Babbicombe and St Marychurch.

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Gwent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is so magical. It is a well thought out attraction, carefully planned, with good walkways and access. Situated on the edge of the town, it is easy to find and get to. We went last winter, and it was fantastic, especially the snow areas.

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London
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Once inside you just want to see more and more. Very well planned and some wonderful exhibits. Highly recommended.

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

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have taken my children and grandchildren there and spent a great day including lunch in their cafe. The more you look the more you see. An excellent day.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visit the model village all year with my family Christmas has always been fantastic don't miss it take the children enjoy

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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 are not running winter wonderland this year, but a magical Christmas event starts from Dec 13th More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The whole place is very impressive especially with the light effects at night. The detail in the different scenes was amazing, and dotted around amongst them are sneaky extras from films and TV shows so look out for them. I thought the price was reasonable, if you just take your time and take it all in, you definitely get your... 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 are very pleased that you enjoyed the evening lights too. During evening opening times we always recommend people visit us day and night using the free 7 day return. Evening lights return with our Christmas event and special Christmas illuminations from 13th Dec. More

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