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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
07734721063
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Worthing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very well placed and in a beautiful setting. All perfectly in proportion and well maintained. buy entries online for discounts and go early on in your stay for the chance for a return visit.4D cinema experience at 50p extra pp.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Visited during Easter week and the Easter Egg hunt was a blast. Lots of humour with names on shops / vans / lorries etc. Well laid out and well planned. Definitely would visit again !

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great family trip to the model village and something for everyone of all ages. Paid extra for the 4D cinema which was good, enjoyed spotting the subtle and blatant humour in the names of shops and individuals as well as the Easter Egg hunt. Kids loved it especially my son who is mad on Fireman Sam so was fascinated with... 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 to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I have been going back to the Model Village for nearly 35 years and never tire of seeing the wonderful displays.There is so much to see and even our visit on Sunday in the rain was worth it

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Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As I live in Torquay I have been to the model village quite a few times. The most recent being Halloween when the place is done up really spooky and there is a ghost walk in the evening. It's well worth a visit at any time of year and the entrance fee lets you go back a second time so... More

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Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

Blandford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The quality of the models in the village is fantastic - at times we could have been Gulliver visiting Lilliput, as everything is so realistic. We enjoyed the variety of lifelike models, but also the subtle (and not so subtle) humour with the names and little details. Good fun for all the family.

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Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Rip off entrance fees, rip off parking charges and extra charge for the cinema. Only took us about 30 minutes to get around. Waste of time and money.

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

Dear Scotty89w I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations but I guess we aren't going to be everybody's cup of tea. A model village is what it is. We at Babbacombe, however, are rightly proud to operate one of the finest in the country. As the vast majority of reviewers here are far more complimentary in... More

Par, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Long time since I visited so was keen to see again and was not disappointed we went in the evening to see it all lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great for families. Adults can recognise things and spot jokes that go over children's heads and the kids will spot things you would miss! Fabulous.

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Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit for ALL ages - the models are all depicting properties and businesses in the area At Christmas the whole village is coated in 'snow'

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Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. More

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