Babbacome Model Village (Torquay) Reviews
Description:Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA. Tel: 01803 315315 or: 01803 328669. Fax: 01803 315173. Experience the ... more
Newest Review: ... branches of the path, as there are further indoor displays that I noticed visitors missing whilst we went around. There is an indoor 1930s model railway that is breath-taking in itself, I'm afraid I didn't notice much about its history, but you can tell a lot of time and dedication went into it. Next to the model railway is another room with displays of handmade models from popular shows and ... more
Customer Babbacome Model Village (Torquay) Reviews (9)
by - written on 21/07/11 (Very useful, 90 readings)
Recently my sister and I went camping for a few days in the Torquay area of Devon. Being the organised pair we are, before we left we decided where we would like to go whilst on holiday. We had been to the Babbacombe model village several years previously, and all I could remember about it was that I really enjoyed it, so we decided we'd go again and see if it was as good as we remembered - and to be honest, we weren't let down. Babbacombe Model Village is what you'd expect from its name, but with a few extras. The four acres are filled with various themed handmade miniature people, buildings and vehicles, situated in well-kept gardens in which the plants have ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/10 (Very useful, 173 readings)
I visited the Model Village in Babbacombe over the summer. I wanted to take my Godson's brother (I will shorten his name to H) somewhere for the day because he sometimes feels left out since his little brother always get the attention from everyone. So I told H that we were going on a special day out just me and him. H is four so he was very excited about this. I have been to the Model Village before but when I had been much younger so it was nice to see it again myself. On the drive over to the Model Village I tried explaining to H what the day would entail. I could see in his face that he was completely confused by my description which was somewhere along the lines of Read the complete review
by - written on 11/02/10 (Useful, 50 readings)
If you are in the Torquay area Babbacome Model village is definitely worth a look. It's very easy to get to. The admission prices are Adult £8.50 and Child (3-14yrs) £6.25. I found this to be a bit expensive for a model village but I was very surprised how big it was, as from the pictures it did look quite a small place. We went as four adults and it took us between 1 and 2 hours to walk around it. You could obviously spend more time looking at the little towns and villages in detail but we still looked at everything possible. I could imagine if you have children this would be a great place to take them for a couple of hours, but I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/08/09, updated on 21/08/11 (Very useful, 164 readings)
As we have been visiting my family in South Devon we have been taking in some of the local attractions. One of these is the delightful Babbacombe Model Village which is on the outskirts of Torquay. As my daughters both love playing with their dolls houses I had a sneaky suspicion that an entire village filled with miniature buildings would go down a treat with them and I was right! They absolutely loved their visit to the model village. The village has been a part of Babbacombe since 1963 and has been continually added to and updated over the years. It is set into the side of a steep incline which means that as you walk around there is a lot of steps and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/08/09 (Useful, 29 readings)
I visited the model village as a child and decide to take my own kids whilst in the area. You have to pay for parking and entrance price is comparable to other attractions but have a hunt on the web before you go and you will probably find discount vouchers like we did. It will probably take you about two hours, but the trip can be combined with a visit to lovely Babbacombe beach and the cliff railway for a day out- just leaves your car in the car park and walk down after. The village itself is gorgeous. So much work goes into keeping it so and the attention to detail is great with a subtle sense of humour you may need to look twice to notice. My son loved the boats ... Read the complete review
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