Babbacombe Model Village celebrates 50 years

Babbacombe Model Village celebrates 50 yearsBabbacombe Model Village is one of the most popular attractions in South Devon and for 50 years has provided a fun day out for all ages. In honour of the attraction’s 50th anniversary, a number of additions and improvements have been made that are sure to be popular with those enjoying a holiday in Devon.

The biggest project of 2013 at Babbacombe Model Village has been the construction of a model hospital, which had to be assembled on site due to its detail and large size. Visitors will be able to see right into the building and see miniature patients, doctors, nurses and operating theatres. In honour of the recent royal birth, they may also be some familiar faces coming out of the hospital!

Also new for 2013 are a fire station, village school, a pirate-themed mini mini-golf course and a model of the London Shard that is illuminated in the evening.

All of these new additions will add to the collection of buildings that the model village has sprouted over the last 50 years, including a fire-breathing dragon, working model railway and a miniature version of Stonehenge. Babbacombe Model Village is well known for its sense of humour, and visitors will be able to find lots of funny scenes hidden amongst all of the mini buildings.

Even with all of these delicate miniature buildings, the attraction remains open to dogs, which means that those staying in dog friendly accommodation can bring along the whole family. Owners need to keep dogs on a short lead and ensure that they are well behaved, but they are more than welcome to join in with the 50th anniversary celebrations.

There is plenty more than just the model village to see, and with a selection of all-weather features a day trip to Babbacombe Model Village is sure to be fun come rain or shine. Find out more about Babbacombe Model Village before paying a visit to the attraction by heading to their website.


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