Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

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Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature at the Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay.

A great day out for all the family, enter a world of miniature marvels, view thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England’s past, present and future, all set in four acres of award-winning gardens. 

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.

Adults love the humorous representation of British life over the last 6 decades and the award-winning gardens. Children love all the miniature characters and enjoy following the spotter sheet to see what they can find (pick up your free spotter on arrival).

To add an extra dimension of fun, humour and puns prevail throughout the park, some very obvious, some very subtle, but a quick visit is never enough to spot it all. See if you can you spot the man mowing the lawn, or can you spot the ghost in the tower - many visitors in a hurry miss it!

There are several fun indoor features too, such as the 'Little Enders' soap set, the Victorian Snowy village and the World of movie miniatures.

Some of the more favourite models include: the Royal crescent, the house on fire, Stonehenge, a fire breathing dragon, the model railway, the football stadium and the beach and lake, complete with its own naturist beach (summer months only of course!).

Full details of the Model Village’s covid-19 safety measures and details on visiting can be found on their website

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Babbacombe Model Village (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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Recent Reviews:

  • P764VFamandab
    St. Andrews, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Found by accident!
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Oct 2021
    This is a must visit. We found out about it standing at a bus stop so it's not well signed. We absolutely loved walking around this, so much too see. Great sense of humour by the designers. The... Read full review
  • theresapI9540EG
    Hillingdon, United Kingdom
    model village
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Oct 2021
    Larger than expected, look for the dragon, lots to see and need a couple of hours to walk around, looks amazing at night Read full review
  • JM7747
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom
    Fabulous humour
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Oct 2021
    As model villages go it was as you would expect. The overall image was that of the humour involved, especially in business names. Read full review

Awards

  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • TripAdvisor Awards2021 - Travellers' Choice - TripAdvisor 2021 - Travellers' Choice - TripAdvisor 2021

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