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“A very enjoyable morning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village
Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
07734721063
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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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.
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We visited the model village after a visit to the terrible Bygones around the corner and we are so happy that we did. Being a couple, we did wonder if we would perhaps look out of place, visiting a model village without a child - but far from it. It was fun looking for the humorous additions to some of the scenes, and the names of the businesses were great. One thing though - in the holiday camp scene - what is the strange thing happening at the toilets?? We couldn't figure it out. A thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours; I would definitely recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Just as I remember”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Went there as a child and some 40 years later life in the model village still passes by so slowly. Good old fashioned attraction that keeps the child in you alive, highly recommended. Try and capture a photo of the fire breathing dragon in full flame. It's a skill I haven't yet mastered.

Visited March 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Life in miniature!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had a great, if not cold time wondering around here. The models and the people are amazing - didn't even realise the model people on the beach were nudists until I got the photos developed!! The 4D cinema was great fun too - made me get out my Elvis cd when I got home :o)

Visited March 2013
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Wrexham
2 reviews
“Fun even in the rain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Was really good fun to see so many different things in minature and was fun trying to find all the little characters like where s wally.

Visited March 2013
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Newbury, Berks
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“A miniature paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

An excellent model village with all the local attractions recognizable in miniature. Immaculate gardens and models. Would recommend to old and young alike, although the walk round could be quite challenging for the elderly

Visited December 2012
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