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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 - 4:00 pm
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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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Excellent way to spend a cloudy afternoon

Fantastic! We spent two and a half hours looking around and having lunch. The models were so detailed and interesting to look at. I wanted to study them all carefully in case I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic! We spent two and a half hours looking around and having lunch. The models were so detailed and interesting to look at. I wanted to study them all carefully in case I missed something! There are models to keep all the family interested....I was surprised at how many Eastenders characters my children could name! The kids paid an additional... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not just a minature model village, but you have to look for for the jokes and puns in the shop signs and events that you see,fun visit for all ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I had both visited this place as children and now we are grown up with our own children we decided while on a family holiday to return. With my wife's sisters and family too. It was as good as we remember and better. The attention to detail is great. It looks small (no pun intended) however is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic place The model village is set in beautiful surroundings Easy to walk around with lots to see and a reasonably priced cafe on site Ideal for every age

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really had a great time here my daughter really enjoyed searching for the rhinos and seeing the amazing fire breathing dragon we also enjoyed the 4D cinema the staff at the cafe are really freindly and polite a most enjoyable visit

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Ascot, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Mum and I visited on a cold and blustery August day, not expecting anything as impressive as it was. Don't think this is just for kids - there are plenty of adult focused jokes to look for, and charming models to admire. Would highly recommend and we considered it very good value for money

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky to be able to get to the Babbacombe Model village at around 1900, when it was very quiet. We were able to walk around the large site in relative peace and quiet, and we had a fun game of six hole crazy golf as well, which was a bonus. There are so many models here we were... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here recently with children and grandchildren. Absolutely breathtaking and so well looked after - the grounds were totally stunning. Children (age range 2 to 8 years) were completely absorbed by everything they saw and thoroughly enjoyed spotting the rhinos amongst the models. Slogans with a sense of humour, displayed on some of the models (mostly geared towards the adults)... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The village has grown since I first visited in the late seventies, and my husband and grandchildren loved it, Unfortunately being disabled I could not join them in the wander round as it is too steep for the mobility scooter, which was a shame but it did not stop me from wanting to say its well worth a visit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Value for money attraction which we visit every time we visit Torquay. There's something new every time we visit and the quality of the models are getting better and better. Great as a part of a day out in Babbacombe!

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