Christmas at the Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 3LA

Tel: 01803 315315

Christmas at the Model Village


Enjoy the Model Village with some seasonal miniature scenes and sparkling illuminations. As you explore the beautiful gardens and our creative model scenes, see if you can spot the mini Santa figures.  Find your way through the crazy Christmas maze and don't miss the magical 3D Toy Workshop film in our 4D theatre.

 The Christmas Experience -

* Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some extra magical miniature Christmas scenes

* A Christmas character hunt - find all the hidden mini Santa figures & other Christmas characters!

* Indoor animated elves workshop, whistling whilst they work - sure to get you into the Christmas spirit

*  The Christmas Maze (remodelled for 2019) can you find your way through, with some fun seasonal scenes and lots of sparkling lights from dusk

* A Dream of Christmas' in our 4D Theatre - a 6-minute 3D fun & thrilling adventure through Santa's Workshop. 

* Fun Christmas activity sheet for children to take home


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.95 per person per day
4D Theatre (optional extra)£1.50 per person per day
Child (3 to 14 years)£9.95 per person per day
Senior (Over 65)£10.95 per person per day

Groups of 4 or more people: 75p off per full price ticket



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

Satnav postcode: Our postcode is TQ1 3LA, however this will lead you to the Hampton Avenue side of the local authority car park which is no entry. The car park is accessed from St Marychurch Road (A379). Use your satnav but please follow the brown signs when you get within half a mile.

Car Parking There is a pay & display (coins or card accepted) local authority owned car park adjacent to the model village that serves the whole area. This car park may look like it belongs to us, but we have no ownership or control of it.

Visitors are typically with us between 1.5 to 2.5 hours, so we suggest you allow 2-3 hours for parking, though you may want to consider putting in longer and, if you do have spare time, take the 5 minutes walk to the Babbacombe Downs - the views are fantastic. You can pay by card.

You can always pop out to top up the parking.

If the main car park is full, follow the brown sign to overflow parking which is close by in Chilcote Close (about 3-4 mins walk from us).

The car park does have limited suitable space for Campervans/Motorhomes/RVs - one is the long space at the far end as you come in past our entrance or,  immediately left, there is a gravel area with no lines. (if you use the regular spaces and overlap over two, the council do expect you to get two tickets) 


Public Transport Directions


Get the bus to St Marychurch, we are just 3-4 minutes walk from/to the bus stops - follow the black & gold pedestrian signs.

The main bus services:-

SERVICE 22 - Paignton town & bus/train station - Torquay seafront (train station) -  Torquay town centre/harbour - Wellswood - Babbacombe - St Marychurch (for Model Village) - Teignmouth - Dawlish - Dawlish Warren....(and vice versa).

SERVICE HOP122 (Open-top seats available) April to October.  - Paignton Zoo - Paignton Sea Front - Paignton Bus Station - Torquay Harbour - Wellswood - St Marychurch for Model Village....... (and vice versa).


We are about 3 miles from the Torquay train station, which is just off Torquay sea front.

Opening Times

Season (21 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020)

* Open 10.30am and the park closes 5.45pm. Latest entry at 4.30pm
Christmas Wonderland Illuminations daily from 3.15pm
Closed December 25th and 26th.

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