Things to do at Babbacombe Model Village review
Babbacombe Model Village is one of Europe’s premier model villages in Torquay, Devon. The model village is set in well-kept gardens and was first opened in 1963. There are 425 miniature buildings with an estimated ‘population’ of 13,160.
Feel like a giant as you walk amongst the vast miniature world. There are 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people. Adults will love the humorous presentation of British life over the last six decades. Kids will love the miniature characters and the spotter sheet quiz which you can pick up when you arrive. The big challenge is to find Wally and friends.
They also have several indoor features including ‘Little Enders’ soap set, the Victorian snowy village and the World of movie miniatures. Many of the displays use sound and animation to help bring them to life. Some of the more popular animated scenes include a house on fire, Stonehenge, a fire breathing dragon and a model railway. Their best advice is to take your time.
Why not visit when it’s dark? They illuminate the model village with enchanting colours and effects. This is available on certain dates throughout the year. You can buy a free return photo-pass so you can also visit during daylight.
There used to be a 4D cinema experience. This is currently not mentioned on their website which may be due to covid.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
FAQ and Further Information – Babbacombe Model Village
Is there food and drink available?
There is a coffee shop serving hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Model village on a 4 acre site with various scenes, some animated set in beautiful gardens. Quiz for kids. There is a coffee shop and toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £13.75, children 3-14 £11.50. Under 3s are free. Other pricing options including a discount are available.
Is there parking?
There is a pay and display car park adjacent to the model village.
When are they open?
Babbacombe model village is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a short lead throughout the gardens and indoor displays.
Are they accessible?
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