Merrivale Model VIllage
Merrivale Model VIllage
4.5
GardensGame & Entertainment CentersMiniature Golf
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Jo S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hidden gem
    A very clever miniature land which will appeal to adults and children with some tongue in cheek scenarios played out. The train running around and being able to feed the fish made it an interactive experience. Please note the paths are narrow but we managed to get round with ease with a mobility scooter. There is a mini golf to start your visit and then an old fashioned penny arcade where you can play the old games at the end together with a gift shop. Finally the coffee shop where you can get Tea and cake (which were amazing) and not one to miss. Overall a really great couple of hours.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Amy C
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem
    Lovely little place, very reasonable ticket prices, a small crazy golf included which was a great hit with our children. They also enjoyed feeding the koi carp. Immaculate throughout the grounds and pleasant staff. We were able to return for free within 7 days so made a second visit on the last day of our holiday, which was just as good as the first time round. The cafe is brilliant, definitely the best home made cakes around, also very reasonable prices.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • simon n
    Dover, United Kingdom644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun to be had
    Had a lot f fun here. The crazy golf is very bare bone, so don't expect too much from that. The village though, beautifully crafted, and lots of different settings, nearly all of them created with a cheeky 'Carry On'-ish kind of humour attached. We found it charming and funny, and worth the £10 ticket.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • David
    Bracknell, United Kingdom424 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Attraction
    What a brilliant morning strolling round this model village and railway. Free Mini Golf, unlimited entry for 7 days. The models were very good well made and the gardens around were lovely all in all a pleasant couple of mornings (the first morning we had heavy rain and had to abandon the trip) all for £10.00 per Adult.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • S Taylor
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant!
    Didn’t expect to like it as much as we did. Brilliant for adults and children. We went a couple of times as the ticket lasts for a week. The humorous ways in witch some of the models are arranged makes for a nice laugh. As you can see in the photo.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • jabber
    Rotherham, United Kingdom85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great time had by all.
    Visited last week and had a lovely time, very good entrance price which included mini golf. The models were very good and had great sound effects to go with them!! They had a big pond in the middle where you could pay 20p for fish food to feed the koi’s, couldn’t believe the size of some of the fish. After seeing the models I changed a few pounds into old pennies and went in the old penny arcade, this was really good and had some interesting games. A lovely visit and definitely will be returning.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Mrs Lloyd
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely go
    This little village is adorable, fascinating and interesting at the same time. Lots of little details aimed at children and adults. Not to expensive to get in and bigger then you think, Small Golf also included for children. You may need some £1 coins to use remote boats and and cars. Tickets also useable for 7 days after visit. Friendly staff and lively little tea room joined on. Would 110% recommend
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Love from the UK
    Kent, United Kingdom54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and you won’t be disappointed
    Having visited Great Yarmouth many times over the years, somehow we’d never paid Merrivale a visit. It’s absolutely fantastic and there is so much to see. A paid entry ticket then gets you multiple visits over the next 7 days so we visited it four times in all! The scenes are great, well presented and most are comical and it’s all done in Merrivale’s own special way. It reminded us of Roy’s of Wroxham having the monopoly there, Merrivale has the monopoly in its special village! Go and you won’t be disappointed. We loved it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • jeanz8
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not what it was but still well worth a visit or two!
    Visited twice, the fact you can revisit if you keep your ticket & have ID is a great idea. As I am a blue badge holder and took it with me as proof I paid £8.99 my daughter who is my carer accompanied me but despite (me realising later it being advertised on the prices online) she was charged £9.99 and should have paid just £5.00. Mind you the kiosk attendant seemed irritated enough when I produced my blue badge. Having said that it is worth the money to visit and revisit! We even spotted some of the vans, gypsy vans etc were slightly re arranged between visits. Work was underway on a radio controlled type boats attraction, if I remember rightly there was one many years ago when I last visited. Disappointed that the usual highlights to my visit were the house with the working TV & Wishing well, both no longer there. There is a rather stinking murky looking wishing well pond about a third of the way round now. Theres the addition of the fun golf course though didn't manage a go on either visit as despite it not being "school hols" season it was over run with unruly children waving the golf clubs about. Sadly we weren't the only visitors put off by the unruly children as spoke to a family with a youngster in a wheelchair giving it a wide berth for the same reasons. Beautiful flowers in the gardens, some labelled which is a great addition. Some new models added, as well as some old favourites still looking great such as medieval village/castle with dunking stool! the funfair - although not all parts working. The Gift shop isn't what it used to be. I used to like the Model Village note pads, bookmarks, pens etc, now its more "kids toys." Penny Arcade was nice to stroll round too. On the whole definitley worth a visit or two! Shame its not open later in the evening like it used to be years ago it was a beautiful sight to see all lit up! The seats dotted around are welcome and I certainly needed them!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Louise l
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous!
    Visited here whilst on holiday with my family. For our family to get in, it cost around £40. We weren't expecting much considering the price but how wrong we were. The models were fantastic and we loved the play on words on some for the shops. The serenely was just beautiful too. My 2 year old absolutely loved the trains and enjoyed shouting choo choo everytime he spotted one. The toilets were clean and the penny arcade was wonderful. We enjoyed the village so much, we went in twice in a day.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
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Serena
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I took my 2 and 3 year old along with their older 6 year old cousin. All 3 of them loved it! Its interactive enough to hold the attention of my toddlers, especially with the buttons for the kids to press on the way round. There's so much to look at, the train that circles the village was the highlight for my 3 year old son! The lady, who I assume is the owner, was so kind and I stopped to chat with her for a while in the gift shop as she helped me out with a query. She has so much passion for her business and has worked hard to make it a lovely place to visit as I have been since I was a child. She also informed me of the Christmas, Halloween and Easter specials and the current deal on a season ticket which not only covers the rest of this year but the whole of next year too. Won't hesitate to revisit.
Written August 22, 2020
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joe201670
Chelmsford, UK120 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Staying nearby so decided to visit as have never been before. Entrance fee was quite expensive, £8.50 per adult, but you can return once more within the week for free. We enjoyed our visit but a lot of the models are looking quite dirty, some definitely need repairing / replacing. There is a small crazy golf area included that you can play as many times as you like too.
Written November 12, 2020
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Louise H
St. Albans, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
On the initial price this may seem a little expensive, BUT then you enter and see the size and its well worth it. You can also enter several times in the same week and so we planned to do both a day and night visit. During the first visit we did the crazy golf, just the right size to keep a child engaged. Then walked round and spent a long time looking for and at the trains (son is 5). There are so many buttons to press that move things and add music/commentary. You can also feed the fish and during the day see the Banksy which appeared just before we made our first visit. When we returned in the eve, son insisted on doing the crazy golf again. It got darker as we were there and lit up it looks very different as you can see inside the models and the trains are also illuminated. Yes in places, it is a little worn, but that adds to its charm. Son loved it and would probably have gone back again. On the exit the penny arcade is lovely. 12 old pennies for £1 gives 12 games, which is so nice and a change from modern arcades. Son loved the racing games.
Written August 16, 2021
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK4,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
At nearly a tenner per adult it was anything but small change to enter. That said, it was enjoyable to see the various little models and press the buttons for added entertainment. There was unlimited free mini golf (one round was enough) and an old-fashioned arcade (one pound was enough).
Written July 19, 2021
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Gemma Cooper
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
This place is amazing. Greeted by a lovely lady on reception who told us about the history. The model village is huge and with the mini golf included in the price is an absolute bargain. I really think you could spend a good two-three hours here just looking at all the little figurines and watching the trains. The penny arcade was a lot of fun and there’s a section for the old penny games or 2p games. We spent almost 2 hours here and had such a great time. Hopefully we can visit again before we head back! Please do check it out, it’s a lovely little place right by the sea.
Written June 21, 2021
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Rachel123
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Disappointing as some features were old tired looking needed a paint . Was reassured at the till that we had a seven day pass . Was only there fir another day after went the next day and place was closed, I was told at the till it would be open the next day but it was not , didn’t even have chance to play golf anything , for the 30 pound I spent for the whole of ten minutes going around the village was a total waste of money . I did ring the place to complain as was mislead to Belive it was open the next day and at least we could have played golf .. I left a message to the office asking for them to call me to partially refund on the tickets to call me back which they did not , iv given them a month to respond which is more than fair before putting this review .. off putting also the train track was not working and having painters in while people visiting the is not part of what I was expecting , surely this can be done after hours .. customer service app along misleading and not worth the money .. avoid
Written May 26, 2021
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Love from the UK
Kent, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Having visited Great Yarmouth many times over the years, somehow we’d never paid Merrivale a visit. It’s absolutely fantastic and there is so much to see. A paid entry ticket then gets you multiple visits over the next 7 days so we visited it four times in all! The scenes are great, well presented and most are comical and it’s all done in Merrivale’s own special way. It reminded us of Roy’s of Wroxham having the monopoly there, Merrivale has the monopoly in its special village! Go and you won’t be disappointed. We loved it.
Written August 14, 2023
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clairea524
Pagham, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Staying at Cherry Tree Holiday Park nearby, paid for entry on Saturday and returned on the Monday as our 3 year old fell in love with Merrivale! The lady in the ticket office is so lovely. The ticket entitles you to return twice in 7 days but she was so enthusiastic about our little one seeing the illuminations, she is allowing us to return a third time this week, hopefully this evening if the rain holds off. Very Covid safe, great value for money, relaxing way to pass some time away from the hustle and bustle of Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile. Thank you!
Written August 19, 2020
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Jude C
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Been to Great Yarmouth a few times but not stumbled across this before. It’s an unusual attraction for the seafront but a pleasant walk through a mini village. There are buttons for kids to press and interact with the displays. There are also lots of benches on the way round for the less able to rest at. If going with little kids use the loo before you start the trail as there is no cut through on the way round!

Once you’ve been through the village you go through the shop (not much to buy) then there is a small old style penny arcade which was quite fun and a more modern arcade with 2p machines.

They also have a popular tea room, we queued for about 30 mins and had a full English and a vegetarian full English. The food was tasty and good value for money. The only downside was the toilet facilities. You are given a code to access them so they are trying to keep them for patrons only, however, there was a long queue they weren’t very clean and there was no loo roll.

All in it was a good day out.

We parked at St Nicholas Car Park which was a reasonably priced pay and display just over the road.

We had a few minutes left on the car park so visited the fun fair next door…not connected to the mini village. Whatever you do, don’t waste your money on the upside down house £7 for an adult and a child and lasts approximately 5 mins!!
Written October 29, 2021
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RNR
UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Our five year old loved this, the highlight of the trip, nice they offer a few extras as well like the crazy golf and a free return visit. Delightful really - the area is maintained well and I loved the nice little quirky models so more of those please. But you could tell they really love this place and keeping it going and it shows - would recommend to anyone visiting. A nice reminder to an older world/time/period. Thank you.
Written September 23, 2020
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