Babbacombe Model Village

Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

Tel: 01803 315315

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Babbacombe Model Village

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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.

Every Thursday evening from Easter to October, the village is transformed with thousands of miniature lights - the enchanting illuminations light up the gardens and enable you to see what goes on inside many of the models. We highly recommend you experience the Model Village day and evening, they really do have two attractions in one!  You can visit day and evening using their free return. During your first visit you need to validate your admission ticket to get a photo-pass which enables everyone in the photo to return once, for free, within 7 days.

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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    Directions

    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).

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • 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

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    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

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year

    Awards

    • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
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