Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay: Hours, Address, Babbacombe Model Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Babbacombe Model Village
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. See website for opening times
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Cathy
4 contributions
Wonderful evening at Babbacombe model village
Sep 2021 • Couples
We spent a wonderful evening at Babbacombe model village. It had been years since our last visit and it really didn't disappoint us. We decided to visit on an evening of the illuminations but got there in plenty of time to walk around in daylight. But as dusk fell it looked so different and we spotted so much more. The one way system worked very well. Very easy to spend a good couple of hours wandering around. Well worth a visit.
Written 17 September 2021
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George & Adam Go Travelling
Sheffield, UK48 contributions
Brilliant!
May 2021 • Couples
We had a fabulous few hours here during a holiday to Torquay.

All the models were well put together and maintained, and even us adults enjoyed spotting the alphabet!

We especially enjoyed the DIY SOS section - great fun. The dragon with fire was also great

Well worth a visit!
Written 16 September 2021
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Dean V
7 contributions
Very interesting .
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice experience,well worth a visit, very talented skilled craftsmen have really put in a tremendous amount of time and dedication to keeping this model village in tip top condition.Thankyou all,at Babbacombe model village.
Written 16 September 2021
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Stuart M
Plymouth, UK7 contributions
Good day throughly enjoyed it
Sep 2021
Really good day,kids really enjoyed it,so did we to be honest.
Well designed and layed out,took us a few hours to get around everything.
Throughly enjoyed our day out,would definitely recommend.
Written 16 September 2021
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Caroline Cunningham
Torquay, UK7 contributions
An interesting afternoon!
Sep 2021
Babbacombe Model Village is a lovely place to visit especially with kids as they will get a great kick out of all the little people everywhere. It's well thought out with lots of fun facts to read and humour abounds in the their choice of business names and little tableaux. It gets illuminated on special occasions and I would be very tempted to go back for that as it must be amazing.
Written 13 September 2021
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Thank you for reviewing us and we're so pleased to hear you had a great time and hope to see you again when you're next visiting the area. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
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Nick H
East Ham, UK32 contributions
Good to visit if in Torquay
Sep 2021 • Family
The model village is impressive with a lot of different models. We spent an hour or so there so not sure if it’s worth the price, but we still enjoyed it. Book in advance to save some money on tickets and I’d advise not going if it’s raining and you have a pushchair. Whilst it’s all step free, there are some steep hills to walk up and down.
Written 13 September 2021
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Thanks for reviewing us and great to hear you enjoyed your visit. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mollymagooDerby
Heanor, UK253 contributions
Best model village
Sep 2021 • Couples
We are currently on a two week holiday in Torbay area . We have a bus that goes from the holiday park we are staying at that goes every 30 mins along the coast ( £5 day rider ticket) so we decided to go up to babbacombe and visit the model village you don’t have to but you can book an arrival time ( we booked 11am ) and it gives you a discount on entry price but you can stay as long as you want ( you still pay at the gate ) we arrive in babbacombe itself at 10.45 but got of the bus at the theatre to admire the view. Before heading to the model village. I have been to various model villages in various coastal resorts babbacombe is by far the best . It’s well landscaped and various settings around the ground with area of the in that will be fimilar not just areas of Torbay. A lot of animation with models including a fire breathing dragon! There’s is also some indoor models and scenes from tv shows & movies we spent a good couple of hours there but could have spent longer. All payments have to be card payment wether it’s entry or purchasing gifts or in cafe . Highly recommend they are also open in the evening when it’s all illuminated that I would love to see
Written 13 September 2021
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What a lovely review and thank you for visiting us and do hope to see you again when you're next visiting the area. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
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Sars560
Tamworth, UK88 contributions
Lovely visit!
Sep 2021 • Family
Just lovely... huge site and you can really take your time wandering through. The one way system works really well, making sure you see everything. Such a cute little place and we'll thought out having toilets at set intervals and also a rain shelter. We'll worth a visit... so much to spot for adults and children alike.
Written 12 September 2021
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Thanks for reviewing us and always great to hear you had a wonderful time exploring our Model Village. We hope to see you again when you're next in the area. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
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Sopw505
Brentwood, UK3 contributions
Fun filled afternoon!
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a lovely afternoon spent! Thoroughly enjoyed walking through the model village. So much time, effort and creativity has gone into every aspect of this place!
Written 12 September 2021
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Thank you for your 5 star review and we're all so thrilled to hear you had a great afternoon exploring the gardens and miniature models and scenes. We hope to see you again when you're next visiting the area. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
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Grace P
West Lothian, UK91 contributions
Very enjoyable
Sep 2021
A great way to spend an afternoon. Lots of things to see, some very clever little animated figures and a model railway too. Enjoyed it very much.
Written 11 September 2021
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Thanks for your lovely review and always so great to hear you enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again very soon. BMV
Written 14 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00