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Bekonscot Model Village

Address: Warwick Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL, England
Phone Number: 01494 672919
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village. Set in...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village. Set in Beaconsfield, just outside of London we are a popular day attraction for people of all ages.It was opened in 1929 and it’s a great place to bring the family and stomp around like giants! There are six model towns, a huge Gauge 1 model garden railway, ride-on railway, remote-controlled boats, castles, lakes and industries in 1.5 acres of award-winning gardens.It's a great family day out, and it's your chance to be a giant in a miniature land of adventure, hidden away in a 1930s timewarp. It’s a big day out full of really nice small things and we'd love to see you soon!
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting this model village. Our boys who are train mad, loved chasing all the trains around the massive circuits here. Though the site isn't huge, the paths are laid out in such a way to snake around to ensure you see everything which takes can take a while. There is a great area for eating, picnic tables outside... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been to Bekonskot a couple of times recently with my toddler. We both very much enjoyed it. The model trains really bring it to life, and a lot of thought has gone into the detail, with smoking fires, moving circus acrobats, lights on in the models at dusk etc. I'd highly recommend it.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a magnificent model village, a town in miniature! Small children will love it, as will the adults. Play area, tea room, gift shop - not cheap, but a great place to spend a sunny day.

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Thames Valley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A few weeks ago I took my grandson to see the model village making him the 3rd generation of our family to delight in this place. He was inevitably immediately captivated by the trains running around the village and was happy just chasing them around. Of course, as an adult I love the place too! All in all we spent... More 

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Uxbridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I always came here when I was a kid, and now enjoy taking my son here. It's got so much more then it had back in my day, so it's even better now. You can stay for as long as you want but can see the whole thing in 40mins or take all day to marvel at every little detail.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went as a child and revisited with my child 40 years on. My daughter loved it and so did I, again. She was eager and excited to see everything and took delight in the mini animals as well as all the houses and people. I did go slightly reluctantly thinking that it may ruin my child hood memories but it... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a favourite place for our family. Forty years ago my children loved it and now my grandchildren get just as much pleasure there. The models and gardens are beautifully kept and the 1950's character makes it a very easy way for children to experience a taste of history. My granddaughter enjoys taking her sketch book, while her younger... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Bekonscot was recommended as a "must see" attraction. Unfortunately we did not have any children with us to fully appreciate what we were seeing. Admittedly the models are well made and realistic but this attraction did not enthuse us at all. There were crowds of people there and it was difficult to move around the narrow pathways.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Living locally I have spent many hours visiting Bekonscot over the years with my two sons, who both absolutely loved it. The grounds are very well kept and the models and scenes are extremely impressive. The cafe is reasonably priced and there are plenty of tables and seats. I would certainly recommend visiting this attraction to anyone with children.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just... Brilliant! We have two girls, ages 12 and 2; both adored this miniature village. The elder has been nagging us to go for years... LSS, we had some spare time and decided to cut out Birmingham-to-Kent journey in half by stopping off... So glad we did! Memories of Godshill and Bourton came flooding back, happy and more innocent times.... More 

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