Babbacombe Model Village

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  • Address: Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LA,UK, TQ1 3LA, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 4401-803315315
  • Fax: +1-01803315173
  • Ticket Price: 10 GBP
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Village, Theme Park, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks

Babbacombe Model Village - Review

A miniature village located in Torquay, Devon and it is one of the most beautiful places on the English Riviera. It has been designated as a global geopark by the UNESCO. This mock village was set up by Tom Dobbins in 1963. The place has beautiful gardens and a pleasant atmosphere to relax and refresh your mind. It is built on about 4 acres of land and has various models including that of a cute little train track, precious gardens and many buildings exactly based on UK prototypes and landmarks.

The following features of the village never fails to attract visitors-

  • The pretty miniature model houses of Tudor, Gregorian and Victorian architecture.
  • The model of a fire-breathing dragon on the medieval castle.
  • The iconic Stonehenge, the shard and the thatched roof huts.
  • The stunning view across the Lyme Bay.
  • The cliff railway to the Oddicombe beach.
  • Within walking distance is the St. Mary church along with a beautiful shopping destination with shops to suit all tastes.
  • An evening show at the Babbacombe theatre is also desirable.
  • The mesmerizing waterfalls is an absolute treat for your eyes
  • The west country fishing village is a new attraction to be added to your list.
  • The 4-D cinemas are very exciting.
  • There are lots of hidden secrets to be discovered in the form of new attractions once you start exploring.

The village is much bigger than visitors expect and there is fun and mystery unfolding every few minutes as you go on finding out new places attracting you. The names of the shops in this village include humorous puns like The Terry-bull gardening and services (terrible), Amanda Lofe- homebaked cakes and breads, etc. All in all, the village feels like a window, to a secret Lilliput land of which you want to be a part of!

Babbacombe Model Village Information

Tips & Warnings:

  • The village should preferably be visited during the drier months as the weather is pleasant and a better tour is possible.
  • Entry is prohibited after the mentioned latest entry hours.
  • The village tour can be enjoyed more during the daytime except when there are events in the evening.
  • The Bygones Victorian Street Museum is just round the corner as well.
  • Taste the delicious food range available in the Hanbury’s fish and chip shop and lip smacking drinks at the Cary Arms.
  • Make sure you do not miss out on the colourful daily events like the evening illuminations, Easter Trail, Alice in a Miniature Wonderland & the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Halloween’s Evenings of Mini Horrors, Christmas at Modern Village.

Babbacombe Model Village Ticket Prices

  • Adults- 10.50 Pounds.
  • Senior citizens- 9.50 Pounds.
  • For a family of four- 34.50 Pounds.
  • The 4D theatre charge is extra for 1 Pound per person.
  • Local residents can get a 20% discount on tickets on weekends on presenting proper citizenship proofs.

Babbacombe Model Village Opening and Closing Hours

Openings Timings

  • October 25th to 28th February: 10:30 am.
  • March 1st to 24th October: 10:00 am.

Closing Timings

  • January 6th to 31st: 04:00 pm.
  • March 1st to 13th April: 04:30 pm.
  • April 14th to 21st: 05:00 pm.
  • April 22nd to May 23rd: 05:30 pm.
  • May 24th to June 1st: 10:30 pm.
  • June 2nd to 30th: 05:30 pm.
  • July 1st to September 12th: Monday to Friday: 10:30 pm and Saturday to Sunday: 05:30 pm.
  • September 13th to October 24th: 05:30 pm.
  • October 25th to 31st: 10:00 pm.
  • November 1st to December 12th: 04:00 pm.
  • December 13th to January 2nd: 05:00 pm.

How To reach Babbacombe Model Village by Public Transport

  • Service 22 from Paignton Town to St. Mary church
  • Service 32 from The Willows Shopping to St. Mary church
  • Service 11 from Dawlish to St. Mary church

Restaurants Near Babbacombe Model Village

  • The Bay Tree Cafe
  • The Coffee House
  • Driftwood cafe
  • Memories Bistro

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TripHobo Highlights for Babbacombe Model Village

  • Babbacombe Model Village Address: Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LA,UK, TQ1 3LA, United Kingdom
  • Babbacombe Model Village Contact Number: 4401-803315315
  • Babbacombe Model Village Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Babbacombe Model Village Price: 10 GBP
  • Best time to visit Babbacombe Model Village(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Babbacombe Model Village: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Torquay include Babbacombe Model Village in their plan

  • 92.89% of people start their Babbacombe Model Village visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Babbacombe Model Village

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People normally club together Babbacombe and Torquay Museum while planning their visit to Babbacombe Model Village.

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Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay Reviews

  • I was pleasantly surprised by our visit here. We are three generations all finding delight and humour around the various exhibits. For those who want more than just looking at things, there is extra value in the mini-golf as well as the model car and model boat racing. I would have liked to go in for the 3D film, but our youngest was probably a bit too young for it. The model train looping around easily made up for it for him. I can't imagine going too frequently, but I could see us visiting again in a couple years and see it with fresh eyes.

  • What a fantastic little place to visit. The attention to detail is fantastic and really relevant to past and current items. Such a nice relaxing place to go. the view from the top balcony (by big deck chairs) is fantastic too. I do hope they find the other Hobbit though which I could not see in the Lord of Rings display! 4d cinema was fun too.

  • Fantastic model village. Amazing attention to detail and site is big. Quite steep slope when you get in so might not suit everyone. Entry price seemed a little bit steep when we first arrived but it was worth every penny. 4D cinema was great. Costs a little extra but well worth it. Mini golf included and was a bit of fun. Cafe and shop at the end are both good too. Even though you're a captive audience, I didn't feel like it was a rip off at all.

  • Model village is absolutely fantastic. Quite steep in parts so may prove difficult for severely disabled. Toilets- ( hot/cold drinks and very basic snacks only.)... gift shop selling usual items. Free return within 7 days. Well worth the visit. Pay and display carpark adjacent (blue badge holders are charged)

  • Great place for kids and they enjoyed the tour in and out. Some of the concepts will leave you flabbergasted and some "aww...". The effort to build the models is visible and highly recommended to visit if you have kids. Bit expensive at first for £40 for family of four, but at the end worth it. Has a free miniature golf inside. Each model has a theme and a strong line to go with it. Very conveniently located to the stop of bus 122 (was 2 Mon walk from our apartment)....had great fun and must visit....

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