NEW Evening Illuminations Experience!
Coming from August
FOR 2021 new light effects will surround you in a spectacle of enchanting colours. We are also adding new lights and effects in amongst the models and displays. You will need to reserve arrival time spaces (bookings for August & September evening visits will open from mid July onwards). Read on for more details...
DATES & LIGHT UP TIMES 2021
AUGUST - Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 1st to 15th - 8.45pm to 10.45pm (last entry 9.30pm), 16th to 29th - 8.30pm to 10.30pm (Last entry 9.00pm)
SEPTEMBER - Sep 1st, 4th, 8th & 11th - 8.15pm to 10.15pm (last entry 9.00pm), Sep 15th, 18th & 22nd - 7.45pm to 9.45pm (Last entry 8.30pm)
OCTOBER HALF TERM - October 27th to 30th - Spookilluminations from 6.15pm to 8.15pm (last entry 7.00pm) - extra effects add a spooky twist!
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS - December 18th to 31st (except Dec 25 & 26th) - Lights on 4.00pm to 6.30pm (last entry 5.15pm) - magical Christmas lights in a world of colour create a seasonal wonderland!
TIP: Reserving your spaces is essential, bookings for August & September evenings will open from mid July onwards. We put the lights on at dusk, generally it is fully dark about 30 minutes later. Dates are subject to change, please check nearer your visit time.
Want to see the Model Village in daylight too - You could do this by arriving about 30-45 minutes before the lights come and enjoying a walk around first, and then again after dusk sets in. The lights come on at dusk and generally it will be fully dark about 30 mins later. You will need to allow about at least 2 hours for your visit to allow time for it to get fully dark. Our takeaway coffee shop will be serving drinks and snacks to be enjoyed on the terrace.
During daylight you experience the beautiful gardens and amazing detail in the models, after dark it's an enchanting and magical experience. When open evenings, we always stay open right through the day from opening time. Each time you go around you will see more!
TIP - Want to make it a full evening out? we are situated within 4 to 5 mins walk of the Babbacombe Downs, with spectacular views along the coast and well worth a visit. The Downs has a variety of pubs and restaurants for an evening meal - Babbacombe Inn, Hamiltons, The Royal, The Buccaneer, Hanbury's Fish & Chips or even down the hill to The Cary arms - to name a few. Try searching 'Pubs & restaurants Babbacombe Downs'. You could enjoy a visit to the downs, earlier in the evening, before you visit us, and you can use the same local authority car park. (Note: due to social distancing and capacity restrictions we are unable to offer a re-entry/return visit at this time).