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

About Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay

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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  • 95% of people who visit Torquay include Babbacombe Model Village in their plan

  • 93.13% of people start their Babbacombe Model Village visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Fantastic. We had been told that this place was a bunch of tired old models. How wrong that was. Its all in great condition, with many models new in the past few years. Tremendous attention to detail and lots of nice touches of humour. We enjoyed it loads and so did the kids so we went back for the evening opening that's included with the first entrance fee. Many models display extra detail especially internally at night and I would highly recommend visiting in both daytime and night. If you can only make the one visit it's still well worth going. Highly recommended.

  • Really good models which need a bit of care and attention to make them look more appealing to look at. Really liked the engaging "can you find the Easter eggs" and the clever where's wally figures placed in some model genres. Staff were really friendly. The 4D movie was a nice touch and really gave the kids a sense of variety. Main issue. £11.50........not sure.

  • Had an amazing day with the kids!! Very much looked forward to our free evening return and we weren't disappointed!!! Watched the 4D movie on both visits. Enjoyed some crazy golf. The models ate fantastic and lit up at night they are even more beautiful!!!

  • A lot better than we expected it to be. It's very big and very well done. Subtle and not so subtle humour to be found along the way. Kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed the time spent here. Good extras with the little crazy golf shed and boats. Gift shop was OK and just be aware it has some quite steep paths, if that kind of thing makes you nervous! Would definitely return - we no doubt missed some things along the way!

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