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Southsea Model Village

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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This is 'old school' and great fun!

Was very pleasantly surprised and our two young boys spent a fab hour exploring the site. Don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alton, United Kingdom
Great little gem

Fancied a day out for mum's birthday, nothing too busy or taxing so thought a trip to the seaside... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2019
Gosport, United Kingdom
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Southsea Model Village is a 1/12th scale village built in 1956. We are located on Southsea seafront next to the canoe lake and rose gardens. Just 30 seconds walk from the beach. There is also ample parking only 100 yards walk away. The model village...more
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Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very pleasantly surprised and our two young boys spent a fab hour exploring the site. Don't expect modern, entrancing, awe inspiring amazement, this is far more about how playtime used to be. There are lots of model trains going about, a tunnel to walk...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was abit sceptical but was pleasantly surprised upon entering the village, it was lovely! The lady who we paid to get in was lovely too, very friendly. Was great for wandering about in the sunshine for an hour or so! The village was well...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 2 year old as she loves trains, she enjoyed Thomas and Percy but quickly got bored after that. It's good for 20 mins, but a little expensive for the time. Ended up spending an hour on the beach instead. They don't have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Fancied a day out for mum's birthday, nothing too busy or taxing so thought a trip to the seaside would be the thing. Such a lovely, friendly, unspoiled, traditional attraction. We spent a very happy couple of hours here looking at the models and enjoying...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FranP676
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

No Discount for Carer, you will have to pay, 3 of us £10, bit pricey but the weather was nice, would not visit again, apparently been there long time and it shows, work needed.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 517dave
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Tell me it's going to be improved - at present it consists of some excellent buildings placed in very suspect environs which need a lot of attention. The mermaid was especially shabby, and the watermill sadly neglected. Not good enough. An excellent railway network, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank OffshoreAlan
Reviewed April 22, 2019

An enjoyable experience. Although it did not live up to the advertising there is plenty to see in the village. Some of the figures had fallen over due to the heavy winds. Some figures were wearing modern clothes although the village portrayed an earlier era....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tarah2325
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

We visited out of season so a lot of maintenance was going on, lake was empty etc etc it’s good for the money, not over priced. Son liked the miniature castle on the hill. They have a quiz thing but need to rethink some of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travellingjacks
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Like the Thomas the tank engine, lots of trains, gnomes, quite an accurate representation of the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. The kids loved it. The staff are very nice and helpful. I can’t believe we have never been before. We will certainly go again

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 19, 2017|
Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Ooh Good Question. I went on the train , But there is parking near Just check with , maybe local council ?
Amanda K
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi, we are open all of half term. Thanks
Carol L
June 18, 2015|
Response from Mark W | Property representative |
We are open from 10:30-5pm