Christmas at the Model Village
December 16th 2017 to January 1st 2018 (except closed Dec 25th)
Open 10.30am to latest entry 4.00pm (3.00pm to include all activities)
What's on Daily.......
Enjoy a visit to the Model Village with some miniature Christmas scenes
'Alpine' Skiing for young kids (skis sizes typically suitable for 3 to 9 yrs)
A Christmas character hunt - will you find the hidden mini Santas
'A Dream of Christmas' in our 4D Theatre
Christmas lights 3.00pm - 5.30pm
What's on Special Dates/Times.......
Meet Santa and receive a present from him - December 16th to 24th, from 12 noon to 4pm (additional charge)
Meet roaming Panto characters - December 16th to 24th, from 12 noon to 4pm
Please arrive no later than 3.00pm to include all activities
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Tea Rooms
- Dogs Accepted
- Open All Year
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Family Fun
Map & Directions
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).
Public Transport Directions
We are about 3 miles from the Torquay train station, which is just off Torquay sea front.
Continue by taxi (there is a taxi office at the station), the journey will be about 15 minutes OR
Catch the 22 bus service on the sea front, see station map link below. Service 22 goes along the sea front, via the town/harbour, right to St Marychurch. Buses run approx. every 20-30 mins during the day, the journey will take about 35 minutes (subject to traffic conditions)
Get the bus to St Marychurch, we are just 3-4 minutes walk from/to the bus stops - follow the black & gold pedestrian signs.
The main bus services:-
SERVICE 22 - Paignton town & bus/train station - Torquay seafront (train station) - Torquay town centre/harbour - Babbacombe/St Marychurch - Teignmouth - Dawlish - Dawlish Warren....(and vice versa).
The service runs approx. every 20-30 minutes, day and evening. The journey will take about 50-60 minutes from the furthest points (Paignton bus station and Dawlish Warren) and about 25 mins from Torquay town/harbour
SERVICE HOP122 (Open-top service) - Paignton Zoo - Paignton Sea Front - Paignton Bus Station - Torquay Harbour - Wellswood - St Marychurch for Model Village....... (and vice versa)
This open-top summer service gives you great views of the bay, and runs approx every 20 mins during the day (roughly 9.30 - 5.30pm)