While the Babbacombe Model Village is definitely better seen in the dry, sunny weather, it can be a great day out all year round.
Located within four acres of gardens, there are both outdoor and indoor sections to explore. Your kids will be blown away by the small model villages. There are a number of features not to be missed while you’re there. Below you’ll find the highlights of this great destination.
The Victorian Village
One of the current most popular scenes is the Victorian winter village. This is a truly beautiful scene and amazingly it manages to change from day to night time. During the day you’ll see people playing on the frozen lake. Then as night-time approaches, the lanterns turn on and it creates a truly magical feel. Everything about this village is romantic and breathtaking; even the dainty Victorian door on the snowy cottage.
For fans of this popular soap, the Little Enders scene manages to capture some pretty funny details. You’ll see favourite character ‘Dot Cotton’ sat on the famous Arthur’s Bench. The one thing you’ll love about this scene is the amazing attention to detail. It’s so intricate and well thought out. This is one for the adults, as well as the kids.
Not just model villages
The great thing about Babbacombe is that there’s plenty to see and do. You won’t just discover picturesque village scenes; you’ll also get to take part in other activities too. For example, there are impressive birds of prey displays. You’ll get to see barn owls, Harris Hawks and Falcons. You’ll also be given the chance to feed the fish. This is one activity the kids will love. There’s Koi, Tench, Orfe and goldfish in the pond and they come in a wide variety of colours and sizes.
You can also take control of your very own miniature boat or car. This can be surprisingly good fun for adults as well as for kids. There are bends and obstacles you’ll need to manoeuvre through.
Babbacombe Model Village really is a fantastic day out for the whole family. There’s even a 4D theatre to enjoy and a 3D effects cinema. The gardens feature waterfalls and streams and there’s also a fun ‘Where’s Wally’ feature. It’s a destination packed full of hidden secrets that you’ll love to discover. If you want to experience a truly magical display then the model village is best viewed at night time.