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“Not worth the trip”

Blackpool Model Village & Gardens
Ranked #31 of 79 things to do in Blackpool
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Owner description: An award winning attraction set in over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. The hand crafted, entertaining and amusing models are tactfully woven into the gardens. Our aim is to bring smiles to your faces and there is something for every member of the family.
Newbury, Berks
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72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Very shabby, basic model village. Took 20mins to complete. Not worth the £6.75 paid to get in and £2.50 car park.

Visited September 2013
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced but nice enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Most of the comments on the negative reviews are true, it is tired and some of the updates aren't very realistic, it's also a bit less of a village and a bit more of a selection of models.

But it's not that bad, the questionnaire is great and if you have kids old enough to engage with that or younger they will love it.

The only thing is the price, over £20 for a family of 4 would be crazy.

Visited September 2013
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“blackpool model village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

very good afternoon kids and adults alike enjoyed the work put in to the models and the work sheet made it even more fun well done

Visited September 2013
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Moreton In Marsh
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167 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Still needs a bit of work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited in April and enjoyed it but there were thing's that needed doing and a few things changing, we took our Grandchildren this time, it was fairly busy, as a nice day, so congestion happened, they enjoyed the quiz, though yet again we did not get the car sticker for doing it. There is repair work happening and some areas need a revamp but after telling some visitors off for going on them did not help, some people have no respect for what they are seeing and causing damage is not on. The little shop was very busy, as was the refreshment area, all in all though it was worth going around, if you take advantage of the Blackpool Resort Pass, this is in there cost wise and can save you money, there is a 3 day pass and 7 day pass, also a combined bus/tram pass, worth it if you are there for a week.

Visited August 2013
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Passed its best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Having visited as a child going back shattered all those memories. Very overpriced and rather cheeky to charge for parking, Gift shop rather poor also. However children may just like it but would be dissapointed if going to see the new advertised Thomas as thats simply a mororised train going round a square track... no real effort put in to create something special. A plus is the gardens which are beautiful but then if its beautiful gardens you want to see go to Stanley Park and see those for free.

Visited September 2013
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