Dog Friendly

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 mostly due to its set up, 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 we advise visiting us on a dry day!
They must be kept on a short lead and you must stay with them the whole time.
•  You must come prepared to pick up any doggy dos!


The Model Village is set in the beautiful Babbacombe bay area. Within an easy 5-minute walking distance are the Babbacombe Downs with spectacular, not-to-be-missed views.

Beaches across the English Riviera are open to dogs from 1st October to 30th April. During the summer months there are plenty of beaches that allow dogs including Babbacombe Beach. Click here for full information on dog friendly beaches. There are also a wide variety of dog friendly pubs and restaurants on the Downs, some suggestions here.