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“Pleasantly Surprised!”

Babbacombe Model Village
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round. NOTE: Opening times signify the admission times - opening to latest entry.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

We have visited Torbay regularly over the last seven years and I have to admit that I have never wanted to go to the model village. This October half term I noticed that there were Halloween themed nights so thought we would give it a try. We visited on the afternoon and we were really surprised, the attention to detail was amazing. The whole grounds was spotless and we spent 2 happy hours with the family here.
We used our free return to come back later that night, not only did we get in for free but had free passes for a ghost tour and the kids had a free ticket for a graveyard dig! Actors were around the park and the whole Halloween theme was great fun for any age, without being too scary! The tour was amazing, I won't spoil it for anyone but it really was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
On the whole we were really surprised at how much we enjoyed visiting this attraction and how good value it was. My thoughts have definatly changed and I would urge anyone to give it a try.

1 Thank Sarah W
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good couple of hours entertainment”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

it is worth noting if you struggle with slopes and steps then you may find it hard to enjoy but worth it. lots of different scenes to admire with some tongue in cheek homour and funny shop names the grounds are well trimmed and neat. you need to spend some time there to get your moneys worth as when you take into account parking and entrance fees it can seem expensive

Visited October 2012
Thank paul m
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We travelled by bus from Torquay to Babbacombe, a very short walk from the bus stop to the Model Village.
The Village is well laid out, amongst a very well-kept garden, with so many different attractions. There are amusing touches eg shop and trade names.
Well worth a visit

Visited October 2012
Thank Brian H
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St. George, Bermuda
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A day out visiting”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

What a delightful place and could spend hours just meandering through. It has been done so well and is keeping with modern times by adding new exhibits. A beautiful setting and well worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
Thank Di S
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best yet”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Really ought to renamed as Model World. Models and figures are excellent and very real like.
Do try the 4D cinema, if you like Disney World you'll like this attraction

Visited October 2012
Thank ceejay3
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