Merrivale Model VIllage

Merrivale Model VIllage, Great Yarmouth: Hours, Address, Merrivale Model VIllage Reviews: 4.5/5

Merrivale Model VIllage
4.5
Gardens • Game & Entertainment Centers • Miniature Golf
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lisa
Wiltshire, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A lovely model village right on the sea front. The village seemed to be wheel chair or pram accessible throughout. The fish pond at the centre was lovely and you could feed them for 20p. They have a small mini golf course on site free of charge and a lively tea room that sells cream teas. The penny arcade at the end was great. You purchase your ticket and it gives you free entry for the week which is fab as you can go back of an evening when the lights are on. Overall Great experience.
Written August 18, 2021
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Louise H
St. Albans, UK120 contributions
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, UK3,072 contributions
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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TG89
Redditch, UK16 contributions
Aug 2020
Having visited a couple of other model villages in the past, this one tops them all.

Arriving at dusk earlier in the week, me and the wife found the whole place to be a cutesy, humourous take on English life. After 7.30pm at this time of year, they even light the installations up.

There were plenty of photo opportunities, some great features (such as the castle, ferris wheel & Buckingham Palace) and friendly staff.

Once the village has been completed, be sure to spend some time in the old penny arcade. Just don't expect to win at anything!!!
Written August 28, 2020
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Gemma Cooper
20 contributions
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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Jude C
11 contributions
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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Linzi C
Liverpool, UK29 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Myself, my husband & our 2 children (girl, 13 & boy, 10) visited here & had a great time looking around the miniature exhibits.
The place is bigger than it looks & the scenes are well done with lots of humour in them - a 'shotgun' wedding, a streaker at the footie or the names of some of the shops/hotels to name a few.
There's a little refreshment stand, crazy golf (included in admission price) & visitor toilets as you enter & on the way out there's a gift shop, penny arcade museum & tea shop.
This is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon & the price of admission let's you return free that day.
Written August 26, 2020
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hlw46
Oswestry, UK61 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
£8.99 entry fee which allows you to return all week, so great value for money.
Lovely to walk around the models, some of which are interactive. Big lake in the middle with huge koi carp which you csn feed for 20p.
Nicely planted up with gardens with flowers and sensory plants.
Included in your entry fee is unlimited crazy golf.
Great little cafe, shop, penny arcade museum (you can exchange money for old coins) which are all located next door.
Written June 24, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,742 contributions
Apr 2022
I visted this a few years ago and I was sure it was smaller then. (I may be mistaken) There are plenty of cottages and buildings to see and there are some more adventurous displays too like the rocket ship and the dragon corner which has a lovely fantasy feel. I would also suggest you hunt down the Banksy house which I thought was a cheesy gimmick but it turns out there is more to this.

As well as the model village there is a gift shop to get a souvenir of your visit and the penny arcade where you can get rid of some of your loose change.

There is also a small cafe to get something to eat and drink where you can get a discount if you show your leaflet.

On the day I visited unfortunately all the trains were running but that did not spoil my visit. Your ticket is also valid for 7 days so you can keep coming back every day if you are there for a week.
Written April 13, 2022
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twirlydoughnut
Kent, UK33 contributions
Oct 2021
I love a model village. I was so excited to realise there was one literally 5 mins walk away from where we were staying at The Comfort Hotel, highly recommend!
This model village did not disappoint. The attention to detail was incredible and I loved the adult humour dotted around the village, ie the name of the hotel, the streaker, and the lady getting in her milk and many more. Look through the little windows, lots of little surprises to see. There is currently a one way system around the village, personally I think this is great as you do not then miss any hidden corners.
Written October 10, 2021
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