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“Lots of things to see”

Merrivale Model VIllage
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The model village was lots of fun to look round. Plenty of things to look out for - check what the people are doing in the different scenes - it can be quite funny. The trains were all running despite the warning they might not after all the rain that had fallen. There are various buttons along the way that you can press to listen to various things for different scenes. It was a lot larger than I was expecting too. Our 3 year old loved roaming the many paths around the model village.

Thank gecko77
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having visited here a few years ago with my wife and two nephews, we decided to make return visit to see what was new.

In brief, the majority of the models seemed dated and in need of a refresh, the magic we experienced on our first visit certainly wasn't there this time.

Based on our experience and feelings, this attraction is a bit of a one visit wonder.

On the way out, the old penny arcade was fun for the kids, but the cake I had in the tearoom was very disappointing.

Maybe we'll wait for some updates and improvements to the attraction before visiting again.

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Okay but not the biggest place and not value for money. Have been to model village in Devon which had much more variety and was set in larger grounds. Felt that this village was rather small although well looked after.

Thank Robbieliz1
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Although our last visit was in the rain the Grandchildren and us enjoyed our visit and the layout is very good and there are hands on models to guide. We later used the tea rooms and do go every year for a visit. and each time seem tosee something we hadn't noticed before.

Thank GreatYarmouthTomTom
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We've just visited the Merrivale Model Village and loved it! There are plenty of models in the village and the detail is very impressive. The guide book tells us that work is ongoing to update and improve the village with new houses going up. There is plenty to look at and plenty of variety. The hospital even has things you can see going on inside!

There are trains going round too and an impressive suspension bridge over a tiny lake (or large pond!) You can feed the fish there, though seeing them near a quay full of tiny people makes them look like massive monsters! You'll definitely find plenty of photo opportunities and one admission price covers you all day.

Along with the models there is a small crazy golf course, a royal exhibition and the penny arcade, so plenty to see and do. We'll be going back for sure, especially as the village is lit during the summer months in the evening. You won't regret visiting the village.

Thank Craig P
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