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Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Closing early and turning lights off

Visited before 4pm with family and children - took leave from work to do this. So disappointed to... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Mari D
Only gets better!

My parents used to bring me here as a child, luckily we got the chance to pay another visit last... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Mandj20052015
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Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round. NOTE: Opening times signify the admission times - opening to latest entry.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Visited before 4pm with family and children - took leave from work to do this. So disappointed to find the lights behind us being turned off at 5.30 when open until 6pm. Fine night, people still in village, well before closing. Small children with us...More

Thank Mari D
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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

First of all, thank you for visiting us. Obviously we do not want our visitors to have a less than good experience and we will look into this. We do promote that certain facilities and displays will close earlier (this will result in some lights...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2016

My parents used to bring me here as a child, luckily we got the chance to pay another visit last week and I am happy to say that it brought back a lot of happy memories and it is great to see the love, care...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2016

Wanting a day out over the Christmas period, so randomly searched for what was opened. We live in North Devon so just over an hour later we arrived. with many reservations on previous "model villages / towns" we have visited we went in, Just under...More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review, it is great to know that you had such a fantastic visit

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Really great, much better than I was expecting! The detail in the models is amazing. Would visit again.

Thank adam a
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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely at christmas time. They make a real effort to lay snow all over the village. I have been going for years and its always beautiful.good value for money. Raincoats provided which is very clever!More

Thank Annie Z
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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. However I must point out, for readers planning a visit, that we no longer cover the village in snow, we haven't done this since 2013. We do still have a Christmas event and full details...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times over the years .. the children have always loved to go. A lot of interesting things to see, good family entertainment.

Thank Simon L
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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review

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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visit during half term week when They had the special illumination on which was amazing. Best part was with the day ticket you can visit during the day and see it and then come back during the evening to see it...More

Thank Jamie W
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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a great review

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It's very well done and nicely designed, slightly overpriced for what you get, kids enjoyed it for the most part but got a little bored towards the end, it's definitely a must see attraction, but once you have seen it you probably won't need to...More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolute must visit place if you are staying in Torbay. Fun for all ages so well presented with wonderful attention to detail. Allow several hours for your visit as there is so much to see and if you visit in the summer months you can...More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind review

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Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife whilst visiting Torquay and we had a great time despite the cold weather. The attraction is fascinating and the interactive shows add to the experience also had a 6 hole mini golf area which is fun at the halfway stage....More

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themodelvillage, Manager at Babbacombe Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

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Response from paul p | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer by now for definite but if not here’s a copy and paste direct from there site 👍 Yes, except for the tearoom and 4D cinema. They must be kept on a short lead and you must stay with them the... More
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Response from themodelvillage | Property representative |
The Model Village is open every day, but we also open every Thursday evening for illuminations. Many visitors get the photo-pass on their first visit so they can return for free within 7 days enabling them to visit day and... More
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It's very steep in places and very narrow it depends on the type of wheelchair you have
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