Babbacombe Model Village has been a favourite English Riviera attraction since 1963. Visitors adore this miniature marvel spread across a mammoth four acres in the cliff top Babbacombe Downs area. The attraction has a mini illuminations, award-winning gardens, wind farms and even a hydro electric dam! Railways, historic UK landmarks, miniature animals and vehicles with sound effects all feature in this classic model village – look out for heritage landmarks like Stonehenge, quaint English village scenes and a mix of miniature architectural styles from Medieval and Tudor to Georgian and Victorian.
Renowned as a ‘masterpiece of modelling’, children through the decades have thrilled to quirky features like the fire breathing dragon perched on a Medieval castle. The mature landscape gardens are award-winning, dotted with miniature scenes and lots of hidden characters including a ghost in the tower, a chimney sweep and a man being chased by a bull! Wally and his friends are also here. Pick up Wally gifts in the great on-site gift shop and enjoy refreshments in the tearooms.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.