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Babbacombe Model Village

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Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature.

Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England’s past, present and future, all set in four acres of award-winning gardens.

It’s not just the humour, nor the animation it has a life of its own.

Check out some of the NEW additions including a model in the style of The Royal Crescent in Bath.

DON’T MISS – Our new 9-hole crazy golf course will add an exciting extra dimension of fun for the whole family. The course is great fun for adults & children and is FREE with admission tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Babbacombe Model Village dog friendly?

Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed, with some restrictions –

Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens, indoor displays and gift shop.

They strictly cannot go into the coffee shop, except for guide/assistance dogs This is partially due to its limited size and restricted space. We do have seating outdoors on the terrace with a few sheltered tables. This is a no exceptions rule, so if you are planning to use the coffee shop takeaway we would advise visiting us on a dry day!

They must be kept on a short lead and you must stay with them the whole time.

Please come prepared to pick up any doggy dos!

Where is Babbacombe Model Village in the UK?

Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and railway located in Babbacombe in Torquay, Devon. The model village was opened in 1963 by Tom & Ruth Dobbins, who had previously opened another model village at Southport in 1957

What are the entrance fees to Babbacombe Model Village?

Entrance Ticket Details For Babbacombe Model Village
Adults- 10.50 Pounds. Senior citizens- 9.50 Pounds. For a family of four- 34.50 Pounds.

When is Babbacombe Model Village open?

(Except Dec 25th, 26th & Jan 1st)
We recommend you allow at least 1.5 to 2 hours for your visit!

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Although this was my first visit i was not disappointed, It is one of the best Model Village’s i have been to.
It is suitable for all ages young and old, and you can interact with things if you want to.
there are place’s to sit and have a rest and there is a nice eating place which is reasonable in price, I would say this place is magical and well worth a visit.

tina n

I took my brother for his first visit to Babbacombe. Its over 50 years since I last visited here but it fulfilled all my memories of it and more. There were parts I remembered but many new parts and they are still improving it. We returned on the Thursday evening for the illuminations which were wonderful. If I get to return to Babbacombe I will certainly visit the Model Village again. Its well worth a visit whatever your age.


It had been 20 years since my last visit and i had been waiting in excitement to return for years, and I wasn’t disappoint but blown away at the size of this model village and the detail. Unlike some model villages this one has kept up to date with the smallest of modern changes. Lots of value for your money once inside as there is mini golf and a 4D cinema, Also if you have your photo taken in the gift shop before you leave you can return for free within 7 days.

If you don’t busy attractions this place offers an amazing experience on a Thursday night as it opens til 9.30pm.

Joe M

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