Babbacombe Model Village

Model/Miniature Village

Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

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Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay, Devon
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About Us

We strongly recommend that you book in advance to reserve you arrival time, please go to the Model Village website https://www.model-village.co.uk/howtovisit

A Big Day Out at Britain’s Largest Model Village!

AS FEATURED ON BBC TV

Visit this famous Torquay attraction to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles, along with animated scenes and touches of English humour, capture the essence of England's past, present and future.

Over 400 models of houses, stately homes, factories, shops, entertainment venues and environmental features. There are a variety of architectural styles from medieval through Shakespearean to Victorian, along with railways, vehicles and some well-known monuments and landmarks. Not forgetting, of course, 13,000 miniature people who live in the village.

Babbacombe Model Village is famous for its miniature landscaped gardens, leading it to be branded as one of Europe's Premier Model Villages and one of Torquay's most beautiful gardens. The village is set in 4.5 acres of gardens which require on-going attention throughout the year by our team of professional gardeners. This ensures that they are kept in an immaculate condition and the scenes are kept to scale. Hundreds of varieties of plants, shrubs and trees and many new ones planted each year mean that the gardens are ever-changing and offer a visual delight throughout the seasons. Colourful in the summer with pretty bedding plants and even during the winter months the abundance of conifers makes this a lovely green and lush visitor experience.

Please visit the Babbacombe Model Village website for more information: https://www.model-village.co.uk/

Guide Prices

Please visit our website for admission prices at www.model-village.co.uk

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousRHS Britain in Bloom - South West Gold - 2018 RHS Britain in Bloom - South West Gold - 2018 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* See website for details.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Mark B
    Gravesend, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place to visit for a couple of hours
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Oct 2020
    Really impressed with this place. After a rubbish summer of lockdown visiting here was a breath of fresh air. The detail of all the exhibits is phenomenal. Entry price was worth it too. We really... Read full review
  • Scampipolo
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely afternoon in a model village which was dog friendly.
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Oct 2020
    What a lovely place to spend an afternoon in mid October. The detail in this model village is outstanding. To be able to take your dog to an attraction, really made this place even more attractive... Read full review
  • billandben99
    Worcs.,England
    Amazing detail in the exhibits
    5 of 5 stars
    24th Oct 2020
    Spread over a large area, a great mix of exhibits with incredible detail. Well thought out, especially all the pun's given to the businesses Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs to Torquay/Torbay from the A38 or A380. Follow the brown signs to Model Village once you are in the Torbay area. We are situated 2 miles from Torquay harbour in St. Marychurch/Babbacombe.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus- the Model Village is just a 3 minute walk from the St. Marychurch bus stops. The number 22 service runs between Paignton and Dawlish Warren (Stopping at Torquay sea front/town/harbour, Babbacombe/St Marychurch & Teignmouth in between).  

By Train - they are 3 miles from the train station, continue by taxi or catch No. 22 bus from the sea front. Full details can be found on the Model Village website under Find/Contact us

 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - 'Access possible but difficult – see website for full details’
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 999
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking advisable.

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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