WE WILL RE-OPEN ON 4TH JULY (Subject to change according to government guidance - check back here before visiting)

We are really sorry that you can’t visit us at the moment, but rest assured, our grounds team have been working hard in isolation to take care of our lovely gardens and miniature models, so that everything is perfect for you to enjoy when we re-open. The good news is our amazing new Royal Crescent model should be ready to see when we do!


Importantly, don’t worry about it being crowded. We will be operating at less than 20% of our visitor capacity.

We have put in place everything needed to make your visit both safe and enjoyable.

The Model Village is outdoors and there is now a clear and compulsory one-way route to take you around the gardens, all with social distancing markers. There is a ‘no passing’ policy in place on most of the pathways but there are step-aside areas at regular intervals to enable you to overtake any slower moving visitors. Always remember though, the slower you go, the more detail you see and experience anyway!

Initially we will be open 5 days a week, Saturday to Wednesday.

There are two indoor displays to visit with one directional walk through in operation and which can be visited or bypassed easily & safely.

Under the current distancing guidelines the cafe, 4D cinema and mini golf will have to remain closed for the time being, but these do not impact adversely on your visit to the village. Sadly, our evening illuminations will not be operational for a while because of distancing difficulties after dark.

The customer serving areas all have protective screens and card payment facilities. Sorry – we cannot currently accept cash payment.

As a gesture of goodwill, for a limted time, the local resident's discount will be increased to 25% and available every day we are open. Along with TQ postcodes, we are extending it to include PL and EX postcodes. Check under prices for full details.

NHS employees will be admitted free (with valid photo ID) when accompanied by paying family members who will get 25% discount. Please note that this is a limited time offer so please check under prices for more details

Please check back here for news, or you may like to LIKE/FOLLOW us on Facebook where we will be posting regular updates

We will be continually monitoring the situation and update this page accordingly.
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Feel like a giant as you step through the small entrance and the vast miniature world opens up before you. Explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.
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1 ticket = 2 visits within 7 days. Come back and see the village at night.
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What a great day out
3 seniors went in , 3 kids walked round... Have not laughed so much in a long time , with the names of things, the model village is wonderful and a must for all
Djmorley, Herne Bay, England
Fantastic place to visit
Had an amazing afternoon here - this surpassed all my expectations. Great for all the family - as well as the attractions we enjoyed a game of golf and fed the fish - only thing to mention is the car park isn't free - so don't get caught out! Hope to go back again soon.
Bristol, United Kingdom
A Mini Village With Big Enjoyment
A good place to visit as dogs are welcome and this is important to us. The models were very cleverly designed and each one is recognisable and very funny anecdotes and labels. It was much bigger than it looked but flowed easily and was fun and charming to walk around. There is also a free mini crazy golf room which makes a change to not charge for something like this and a joy to see. I really enjoyed myself and it is all so well maintained you can feel the passion of the people creating it.
Lisa S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Excellent Day Out
Fab place for a day out. Don't miss the 4D cinema. Staff were friendly, very well maintained place. A lot larger than expected. Loved it x
Stunning model village, surprise early evening!
Have visited on numerous occasions and at different time so the day. Wonderful experience for all age groups.
United Kingdom
This model village is huge with everything in incredible detail all to scale let in this natural bowl so that when you come through the entrance you see the whole park laid out. With the miniature trees , complete details - including all of the houses have fully laid insides - tables chairs people WORKING televisions etc etc., after a while you start to feel that you are a giant rather than this is a model village. Takes a good 3 hours to really enjoy this place or more. they also have a fun 4d cinema to keep the kids entertained.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom

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Award Winning Gardens

Babbacombe Model Village on the english riviera is 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.

Our Address

Babbacombe Model Village
Hampton Avenue

Contact Details

Have a question?
Most questions are answered comprehensively under FAQs
+44 (0)1803 315315 (please check FAQs first)

Current Admission Times

Up to March 27th
10.00am to last entry 3.30pm.