The Babbacombe Model Village is one of the most popular attractions in Torquay. Since it opened over 50 years ago, it has accumulated approximately 413 miniature buildings with a ‘population’ of over 13,000. The goal of this attraction is to showcase British life and culture to perfection, spread over the past 6 decades and designed to bring childhood memories to life. Children can enjoy following around the free spotter sheets to see what sights they can spot en route – perfect for keeping the shortest attention spans entertained.
Situated in the English Riviera, the model village is most recognised for its miniature landscaped gardens. Requiring ongoing attention from the site’s team of professional gardeners, they really are something to behold. All flowers and details are kept to scale, creating a truly beautiful scene for any garden enthusiast or casual visitor.
In 2019, the village introduced its brand new 4D Theatre Experience with ‘The Lost World’ premiering. Taking the entire family on a prehistoric adventure with swarms of raptors, pterosaurs, triceratops, stegosaurus and t-rex dinosaurs, this immersive experience is fast-paced and entertaining for all.
If you decide to visit the Babbacombe Model Village after dusk, you’ll be drawn into the truly enchanting illuminations that fill the entire grounds. Thousands of mini lights flood the grounds with beautiful light, allowing the buildings to be enjoyed far into the evening. And, it brings a sense of magic to the whole site that intensifies your entire experience.
To learn more about this award-winning model village and to book tickets, visit the official website here.