Babbacombe Model Village
Devon TQ1 3LA
The Model Village in pretty Babbacombe, near Torquay is well worth visiting. It is set in 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of gardens in a steep valley overlooking beautiful Lyme Bay. The village is a hive of activity with over 400 model buildings and around 1,000 ft (300 metres) of working model train track.
Like much real England, the model country village is now bordered by a substantial modern town. There are still the delightful thatched cottages, farms and stately homes but modern innovations have been included such as a wind farm, a satellite dish, and a hydro-electric dam.
Visitors will recognise well known shops and brand names. There is a stadium complete with a football match in progress, a house on fire with the fire service in attendance, entertainment venues, factories and vehicles, not to mention over 13,000 miniature people.
A castle and well known monuments such as Stonehenge and landmarks are included. One of the loveliest features is the miniature landscaped gardens. A lot of humorous touches have been added so keep your eye open for the confectionary shop called ‘Annie Seedballs’ and the streakers interrupting the football match.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Agoda.com here: External Link
Opening Hours & Admission Costs
This attraction has varied opening times throughout the year.
We recommend that you allow up to 2 hours for a visit.
For opening times & costs, go to Web: Babbacombe Model Village/ opening & costs External Link
Web: Babbacombe Model Village/ Access External Link
Check the above website page for details relating to disabled access. On entering and leaving the park there are very steep slopes and 11 widely spaced steps. Once down in the gardens it is relatively level with good paths.
Café and Village Shop
There are several additional indoor attractions at additional cost. Check the official website below
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1803 315 315
Babbacombe Model Village External Link
- By Car
Take the A379 to Babbacombe & St Marychurch.
Parking is available at the local authority owned car park adjacent to the Model Village. The entrance is off St Marychurch Road. There is a nominal charge. Web: Babbacombe Model Village/ Find us External Link
If using SatNav, the postcode TQ1 4PR will take you to the car park entrance – just follow the brown signs.
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