Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

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Babbacombe Model Village


Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.

If you haven't been to the Model Village for a while, several new models and displays have opened in the last few years - including a major new vibrant city display, the popular Paignton Zoo display, a west country fishing village, the peek inside house and the Celebrity Mansion – come and see who you can spot! 

Babbacombe Model Village is also famous for its miniature landscaped gardens, leading it to be branded as one of Europe's Premier Model Villages and one of Torquay's most beautiful gardens. Whether a keen garden enthusiast, or just a casual admirer, the beautiful landscaping never fails to impress visitors to the village.

Babbacombe Model Village is ranked as one of the top attractions for things to do in Torquay, Devon and on ‘The English Riviera’.


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    Road Directions

    Follow signs to Torquay/Torbay from the A38, A380 or A385.

    Follow the brown signs to Model Village once you are in the Torquay/Torbay area.

    We are situated 2.5 miles from Torquay harbour in the pretty area of St. Marychurch/Babbacombe.

    Public Transport Directions

    Get the bus to St Marychurch, we are just 3-4 minute walk from/to the bus stops - follow the black & gold pedestrian signs.SERVICE 22 - Paignton town & bus/train station - Torquay seafront (train station) -  Torquay town centre/harbour - Babbacombe/St Marychurch - Teignmouth - Dawlish - Dawlish Warren....(and vice versa).



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Steep hills around the site, please check their website for full details and photos
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment possible - Payments on-site are currently by debit/credit card only
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Smoking Some Areas

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens

    Opening Times

    Babbacombe Model Village (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)*

    * Open from 10:00am, last entry at 4:30pm
    Closed 25th and 26th December

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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