Babbacombe Model VillageDistance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 23.4 miles
It is recommended that you book an arrival slot in advance and pay, as usual on the gate when you arrive. For more information see the website: https://model-village.co.uk/howtovisit
"Torquay's Big Day Out" at Britain's largest model village. Featured as a 'Top Attraction' on the BBC's 'Holiday of My Lifetime', the 'Graham Norton Show' and 'The One Show'.
Take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday 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. It's not just the humour, nor the animation - it has a life of its own. Come and see for yourself!
Explore a world in miniature, sound & animated effects! Hundreds of models are on display featuring many architectural styles including Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian, along with many familiar scenes such as the picture-postcard thatched village and the iconic Stonehenge. All set in award-winning gardens - wander through four acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, past meandering streams, waterfalls and lakes. The carefully manicured gardens have led Babbacombe to be acknowledged as one of the best model villages in the world.
BY CAR: 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. This 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 local authority owned car park adjacent to the model village. This car park serves the whole area and does not belong to the model village, so you will need to 'pay and display'. 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).