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Southsea Model Village

Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
+44 7825 558231
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I went this week with my daughter and grand children so beautifull.You are given a question sheet... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
carol p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Needs improvement

Someone suggested that we visit the model village with our grandchildren ( aged 5, 3 & 1). On... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hants, Uk
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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 is a delightful place to spend time for both young and old. We have a Toy Museum with toys from the past and present. An interactive miniature model fairground. The Rifleman's Tunnel which is 125ft long and holds our scale handmade model of Portsmouth Guildhall and Spinnaker Tower. Also our large g scale railway with Thomas And Friends,chugging around the Village which is especially enjoyed by our younger visitors. Not forgetting our own Castle over looking the Solent with wonderful views for miles, a perfect spot for a picnic. We have a great Snack Bar on site serving ice cream,hot & cold food, including Chips, hot dogs ,homemade gourmet burgers and baguettes with fillings of your choice all freshly made.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Eastney Esplanade | Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9RU, England
+44 7825 558231

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went this week with my daughter and grand children so beautifull.You are given a question sheet as you go in and have to go round the village looking for the answers .The children loved it and even got a prize for all the right...More

Thank carol p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone suggested that we visit the model village with our grandchildren ( aged 5, 3 & 1). On entering they were excited to see 'Thomas the Tank engine' moving on the track and the fairy doors. However, their excitement was soon quelled as there was...More

Thank nevsha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go a must see for locals & tourists. We were lucky enough to go and the owners were there and were very friendly and welcoming. Nice picnic area overlooking the beach! and the village itself was fabulous, lots of quaint & pretty...More

Thank R072
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How amazing it was discover this place! Lovely kind ladies selling tickets and tasty coffee:) Kids loved it! They run around! They chased tiny tiny trains. There was art and craft station small soft play houses and slide. Picnic area! All great! There is no...More

Thank joo31
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Having recently split from my partner my 3 year old niece told me I would find a new boyfriend at the castle in the model village so off we went! haha :-) she had been here a few times and always told me about the...More

Thank Mia_Letitia
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We were staying on the area and stumbled across this little gem. It's not expensive and the kids were enthralled by the trains. It's well laid out with plenty of room for a buggy to get around. There was also a small arts and craft...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed July 5, 2017

A group of us took the children to Canoe lake and the model village, The staff are so friendly and the children had great fun. it has been very well restored, we look forward to coming back in the school holidays

Thank bec_onthemove
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

The area is small, but my kids (6, 8, 12) enjoyed it a lot. There is an activity room for kids and a picnic area on top of the hill. The view is lovely. The staff members are so friendly. Outside the village, there is...More

Thank Wisal A
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little model village. Cheap hour spent walking round. Little sheets given out for you to answer questions like "how many gypsy caravans did you see".. mini packets of sweets given to the children who completed the sheet. Fully wheelchair accessable. Miniture working railway that...More

Thank melphillips83
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I have previously been to the model village about 5 years ago when my daughter was small and found it very dilapidated and in need of a little TLC. The new owners have certainly done this as it is now a lovely little place and...More

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Questions & Answers
Amanda K
October 26, 2016|
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