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Babbacombe Model Village

Model/Miniature Village

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

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About Us

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


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.

A daytime visit to the Model Village showcases the intricate details of the models and the beautiful gardens. During evening opening, from dusk, thousands of miniature lights create a truly magical and enchanting atmosphere. You can see inside many of the tiny houses, even the streets have lamps and cars with working lights.

ONE TICKET – TWO GREAT VISITS - On your first visit, pick up a free photo-pass so you can return once for free, day or evening, within 7 days.

Visit website for full details!

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Recent Reviews:

  • Elizabeth G
    Trip Type:
    Fun day out
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Mar 2018
    My partner and I visited the Model Village and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We loved finding out facts and enjoyed the puns that were carefully placed within the villages. Would definitely recommend... Read full review
  • Alan F
    England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    All good...
    4 of 5 stars
    11th Mar 2018
    A pleasant way to spend a few hours. A very good layout and exceptional detail and modelling. Something for all ages. Read full review
  • Jeanette D
    Leyland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Mar 2018
    This is not an inexpensive attraction which you would understand why when you saw the intricately built models.There is also a humorous element.We visited with 4 children aged 5 and under. They... Read full review


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



Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking advisable.

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 15
  • Outdoor Attraction


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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)


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

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousRHS Britain in Bloom Medal Gold 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom Medal Gold 2016 2016

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* See website for details.

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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

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