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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
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+44 1803 315315
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 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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Pleasant way to spend 1.5 to 2 hours

visited with my wife, 18yr &15 yr old. If your looking for something to keep you busy for an hour or 2 then this was worth it. Perhaps a little pricey for the actual time you... read more

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited with my wife, 18yr &15 yr old. If your looking for something to keep you busy for an hour or 2 then this was worth it. Perhaps a little pricey for the actual time you spend here but quirky, comical models and concepts, clearly its designers have a sense of humour. You need to pay to park outside, wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely way to spend a couple of hours walking around looking at the excellent displays. Staff were very polite and it was very well kept. Upgrade the ticket to see the 4d cinema.

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Thank Kimberley D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved visiting the model village. I had no idea before we went how big it actually was. It's evident they take the up keep very seriously as everything is perfect!! It was surprisingly funny and we were amazed by the level of effort that has been put in. Would definitely recommend while visiting Torquay!

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Thank Rhiannon T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2.5 hours here on a chilly but dry day in February. It was much bigger than I was expecting and the extra cost for the 4D film was worth it. There is so much to spot on closer inspection with lots of quirky names and puns included in the display. It is beautifully maintained and the free mini... More 

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Thank Singinglady2014
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great activity for the whole family! Look out for voucher online or in paper to cut the cost. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great place to visit, There is so much to see Its all so well done and perfectly kept, it was a true pleasure to visit

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

went there with my 9 and 7 year old grandchildren at the time they had different coloured rhinos in positions and they really enjoyed looking for them and marking off their list

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here half term week in February, so much to see and a really well up kept model village, my children loved it

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Thank Louise S
Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Babbacombe Model Village in the mid 1970's when I was about 12 years old. I absolutely loved it and it stayed in my memory as a top day out when I was a kid. Returning to the area many years later with my wife and two daughters I was pleased to see it was still open so... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab place to visit the time & dedication that as gone in to detail of the model villages is superb.we also watched a 4D film while there & the chairs move with different parts of the film & water splaches you. Great fun.

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