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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Don't be fooled by the Model Village name, it's a lot bigger than it sounds. It took me and my boyfriend three hours to get round everything. From working mini TVs, to a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the Model Village name, it's a lot bigger than it sounds. It took me and my boyfriend three hours to get round everything. From working mini TVs, to a little running train, to a dragon breathing fire, it has some amazing little treasures that shouldn't be missed!

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Brixham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Model Village is worth visiting on a nice warm sunny day. However, I personally don't think it's worth the £10 entrance fee. Unless you have small children you'll probably not want to spend more than an hour walking around. The cafeteria is also very expensive so beware. If like me you use a wheelchair then think very carefully before... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In all the years I have been to Torquay I can't believe I have not been to the model village before . Definitely value for money didn't do the 4d cinema but wish I had, was lovely to walk round if not a bit steep but did have hand rails and seating dotted around the grounds for people to seat... More 

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Thank sharon f
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently visited with my young daughter age 6. Last time I was here when I was likely in my youth age 6-10yrs old. 40yrs ago!! Daughter loved it and hugely extended to what I remembered.? Fantastic day out and a must to see if your in Torquay with the family.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wandered round here with family. Think it's better for family with smaller children than older ones. Still lots to see but the older ones got a bit bored. There are new models since our last visit, Paignton zoo etc. Which shows that they are continuing to invest in the models. Allow a couple of house to visit.

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Thank Mark L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was presently surprised by Babbacombe model village, there are some really excellent features to see (even a naked lady in a shower :-0 ) The children had a great time and it was fantastic that it was open late. It is not cheap for a couple of hours but you an have a return visit and see the village... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a family ticket which cost £36.50 for two adults and two children and we all agreed it was a great place to visit. Lots of models to see of different themes such as the football stadium, farm, fire blowing dragon, seaside, Harbour etc the things that let it down in our opinion is you have to pay for... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and we pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The car park adjacent to us is owned and operated by the council, we do not get any income from it, therefore we are unable to refund any of the charge off admission. The 4D cinema is a love it or hate it experience and... More 

England
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hadn't visited the Model Village for a few years but a group of us, all adults, decided to go and see if it was as good as we remembered it. The good news is that it was! We spent quite a lot of time walking round, re-discovering the bits we remembered from previous visits (eg.archers, house on fire) and discovering... 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 More 

Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a friend and her 4 children and really enjoyed the visit. The children ranged from 4 to 10 yrs. The older ones enjoyed the play on words with names .Brewers U Fill it WE Swillit.! etc. The garden was so well cared for, a real delight. The imagination with the models in the village is excellent. Def a good... More 

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

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great! Children had lots of fun. The short 4D movie is brilliant with lots of surprises,definitely pay to view

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