Things to do in Torquay – Babbacombe Model Village

If you’re going to make a list of things to do in Torquay while you stay at the TLH Leisure Resort, be sure to have a few pages handy as there’s lots to do, come rain or shine. Open for nearly 60 years, the Babbacombe Model Village is within a 10 minute drive of the TLH Hotels.

Bring back those magical childhood memories as you explore a quaint and quirky representation of England through five decades at Babbacombe Model Village. Meander your way through four acres of beautiful miniature gardens and discover many fun characters and animated features – from trains to moving vehicles and even a fire-breathing dragon.

Babbacombe Model Village is equally as famous for its glorious gardens that help to set it aside as one of Europe’s Premier Model Villages. The gardens provide a stunning backdrop for the hundreds of miniature models and animated scenes. For an added twist there are always fun characters to search for as you explore the gardens.

More than models

There are several extra special features including the 4D theatre – a multi-sensory theatre showing amazing 3D films with surprise special effects to add the 4th Dimension. Throughout the year there are several special events including Evening illuminations, Halloween Horrors, when the gardens and displays take on a spooky twist, and the famous Winter Wonderland sees the park transformed into a snow covered picture-postcard world along with a very special visit by Father Christmas.

NEW Evening Illuminations Experience 2021!

Coming August – They are working on a major revamp of their evening illuminations, with lots of new light effects illuminating the perimeter trees, surrounding you in a spectacle of enchanting colours. They are also adding new lights and effects in amongst the models and displays, which will include miniature fire effects and other special effects for evening visits.

Gulliver’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop

Serving hot & cold drinks, snacks and light lunches – sandwiches & paninis. These can be enjoyed on the terrace.  The gift shops includes a wide range of gifts and souvenirs, including:- Unique Model Village collectables, Garden gifts & plants,  Quirky ‘pocket money’ souvenirs plus lots more.

Book online today

You can reserve arrival time spaces from 60 days in advance up to day of visit (subject to availability).  If booking on day of visit, the latest time you can book is 1 hour before published last entry time.

Other great things to do in Torquay

Torquay offers plenty to do and and look out for our ‘out & about’ blog posts.

If you have a favourite place in Devon that you like to visit, let us know about it and tell us why!

Sally Starling

Sally Starling

Marketing Assistant at TLH Leisure Resort
Second generation full 'Torquinian'. Passionate netballer, big fan of the great outdoors and all things unusual.
Sally Starling

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