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!

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.

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.

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Guide Prices

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

Awards

  • 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* See website for details.


Events

30th Mar 2019 - 28th Apr 2019

Easter Egg Trail, Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay, DevonBabbacombe Model Village - Easter Egg TrailCan you find all the hidden eggs - some may be eggstremely hard to find, but it will be eggscellent if you can find all 20.   Children eggsplorers will get a chocolatey treat if successful!  THE NITTY GRTTY: Please arrive no later than 3.00pm to allow enough time. Remember to bring a pen/pencil...
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11th Apr 2019 - 18th Oct 2019

Babbacombe Model Village - 'Enchanting Illuminations', Torquay, DevonBabbacombe Model Village - 'Enchanting Illuminations'The village is transformed in the evenings with thousands of miniature lights - we really do have two attractions in one! Thousands of miniature lights enable you to see what goes on inside many of the models and, as dusk develops into darkness, the illuminations beautifully light up the gardens...
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24th Oct 2019 - 31st Oct 2019

Model Village - Halloween Pumpkin, Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay, DevonHalloween Evenings of Mini HorrorsThe Happenings..... There are Halloween scenes around the gardens all day, also a trail hunt for themed miniature characters (daylight only). However, the full spooky Halloween theme starts to come alive late afternoon..... THE SPOOKY MAZE Can you find you way through our outdoor Halloween maze...
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21st Dec 2019 - 24th Dec 2019

26th Dec 2019 - 2nd Jan 2020

Christmas at the Model Village, Torquay, DevonChristmas at the Model VillageDec 21st to 24th & December 26th to January 2nd The Christmas Experience - * Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some magical miniature Christmas scenes * A Christmas character hunt - find all the hidden mini Santa figures & other Christmas characters! * Indoor animated elves workshop,...
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Recent Reviews:

  • kathy m
    bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    day out
    5 of 5 stars
    21st Apr 2019
    so many different types of buildings to see somevmay find it a bit on the pricey side for admission but well worth it in you go in the semi dark it is amazing as all lit up only downside it isa bit... Read full review
  • owlbeonholiday
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Surprisingly modern take on a model village
    4 of 5 stars
    22nd Apr 2019
    I was expecting a traditional victorian model village but it is more like a play mobil village, with the bake off tent and game of thrones scenes. Good way to spend a couple of hours on a nice sunny... Read full review
  • sidshell
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent for adults and children
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Apr 2019
    Really enjoyed a couple of hours, every structure is really well made and the details in the design just excellent. It’s a wonderful place for kids and adults alike ,although a bit pricey it is worth... 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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