Skegness Model Village

Skegness Model Village: Address, Skegness Model Village Reviews: 3.5/5

Skegness Model Village
3.5
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Robert E
Titchwell, UK13 contributions
Don't make a special trip
Oct 2020 • Couples
Came to Skegness to visit the model village. No opening details or website anywhere. On the gate it says it's open but was all locked up. On our return the gate was unlocked with people outside who said it wouldn't be opening because of the weather. Nothing wrong with the weather on the day we visited and loads of people around. Get the impression it was more about not being bothered to open which is really disappointing. As with all model villages people have put time and care into their creation and it's sad to see when the current team running it don't appear to have the same care or commitment.
Written October 10, 2020
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Nicola C.P
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Lovely experience
Sep 2020 • Family
Fantastic little place. I have been visiting Skegness for 40 years and am so pleased the model village is being restored. I took my 2 year old daughter for the first time and she loved it. Liz was very helpful and friendly and added to the experience. We look forward to visiting again next time we are in Skegness.
Written October 3, 2020
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HappyCamper645
Canterbury, UK5 contributions
Great for an hour or so
Aug 2020 • Family
We love it here and make sure to visit every time we are in Skegness. Our daughters went round three times last time we were there last month. They are building a new fairy garden there as well
Written September 6, 2020
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foster r
2 contributions
Dissapointed
Sep 2020
Not open, they should let people know !.We planned this visit as we thought it would be open but it was not to be.
Written September 5, 2020
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KARL24778
LEEDS6 contributions
Please support Skeggys hidden gem
Sep 2020 • Family
The model village is looking as good as we have ever seen it. Talking to Liz, she has put so much effort, love and care into the attraction and made it look better than ever while adding more to it. Tell me where else you can spend £3 for an adult for a peaceful and tranquil experience. After COVID-19 and adverse weather Liz has taken on the challenge of re vitalising the mode village and it looks just great. Our kids absolutely loved it and Liz was on hand to talk to them and explain things to them and ask my eldest what he would like to see the next time we visit. A lovely experience as always and I emplore everyone to visit one of Skegness’ hidden gems. Fabulous. Thanks for the time you took Liz. Keep up the amazing work.
Written September 3, 2020
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Katie R
Leicester, UK197 contributions
Don’t bother - don’t answer the phone and closed when we tried to visit
Aug 2020 • Couples
Gutted.

We tried to visit this model village on a Saturday afternoon on August only to find it closed.

Really poor from the outset - we had tried texting and calling the number online for DAYS beforehand to no avail (to find out if our dogs could go - still don’t know an official answer).

We drove about half an hour, parked up and paid, only to find it all closed with big metal gates over all the entrances. Hugely disappointed.

I do understand sometimes businesses have to close for unforeseen circumstances but in this case there’s usually a note on the door or something. This place could do with having a website (even just a single page) with up to date, accurate information.

I’d suggest you call in advance to see if they’re open but there’s little point. Model villages are sadly, a rarity in the country now and I fear this one won’t be around long.
Written August 23, 2020
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michelle
1 contribution
lovely
Aug 2020
lovely place, there was very nice lady who was creating a fairy garden which will look lovely when finished, my grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed it here and i will return again when in the area
Written August 16, 2020
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Lisa C
Skegness, England, United Kingdom1 contribution
A warm and friendly welcome at one of the oldest attractions in Skegness
Aug 2020
We visited the model village today, as residents of Skegness it’s such an important part of our town and seaside heritage. We have taken our children and now take our grandchildren, they love going and reading the funny names of the shops and businesses.
The lady who was working there today was very friendly and chatty and clearly loves working there and helping to restore some of the buildings. It really is a lovely attraction, very reasonably priced and somewhere to escape the busy seafront, it’s also nice to have the sheltered seating area where you can enjoy the views.
Clearly a lot of hard work goes into the site and it’s lovely to return no matter how many times we have visited over the years.
Written August 16, 2020
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Cbenny1483
Coventry, UK2 contributions
Short trip out
Aug 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed a walk around the model village. We felt it was value for money. The children enjoyed looking at the models and the adults the signs! Some work has obviously been taken to start to tidy up the buildings.
Written August 16, 2020
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rebeljenn
Ruislip, UK882 contributions
A gem!
Jul 2020
I visited the model village at skegness at the end of July. I didn't understand the bad reviews because I enjoyed my visit and found the village cared-for and not run down as the other reviews suggest. I understand from one of the staff there that the model village has come under new management as it had not been kept after. All of the buildings had been left out over winter and had disintegrated/broken, so she has had to fix them in addition to the up-keep of the grounds and gardening. I really enjoyed the visit, and the signs on the buildings were funny and added a new level of enjoyment to the model village. (Apparently you can get a ticket at the aquarium for a discount or something.)

Note that only cash is accepted unless you have a ticket from the aquarium. Definitely a must-visit if in Skegness!
Written August 9, 2020
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