GOOD TO KNOW...
BOOK ARRIVAL TIME SPACES & SAVE MONEY!
Book & Save. Booking arrival time spaces is advised during school holidays, especially for our early evening illuminations 27-29 Oct, as we may fill up! You can reserve arrival time spaces UP TO 31 DECEMBER.
NO ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED - you purchase your tickets on arrival. Important: on-site NO CASH - card payments only.
OCOTBER HALF TERM, 23rd to 31st - The Model Village with a Halloween twist! You will see some miniature Halloween themed characters and scenes spooking our miniature residents during the day. Also, from 27th to 29th October we stay open later for our evening illuminations. For more info TAP HERE.Note: We are not running our previous Halloween event & tour
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS - Dec 18th to 24th & 27th to 31st - Our evening illuminations with some Christmas sparkle and miniature seasonal scenes - Lights on from 4.00pm to 6.00pm (Park open 10.00am to last entry 4.30pm, close by 6.00pm). Note: Santa will not be with us.IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW .....
Face Masks - face masks are optional but are recommended and politely requested in indoor areas.
NO CASH - We are a cashless business and only taking card payments on-site.
Our coffee shop is serving takeaway drinks, snacks & sandwiches - these can be enoyed on the outdoor terrace or we do have seating indoors.
The car park adjacent to the Model Village is a council owned and operated pay and display car park. The machine nearest our entrance takes coins (we don't carry change), cards, payment by mobile or using the 'RingGo' app. If this is full, there is another car park down Chilcote Close, across the main road, just 2 or 3 mins walk away. The car park is accessed from St Marychurch Road (A379), not Hampton Avenue.
How long to allow? - The Model Village is set in 4 acres of beautiful gardens and much bigger than many first-time visitors anticipate. We recommend you allow at least 1.5 hours, longer if having refreshments too. As everything is in miniature with hidden gems and animated scenes at time intervals, a quick visit will certainly miss a lot. The longer you take, the more you will see and experience - take a slower pace or go around twice!
Any further queries please check FAQs - TAP HERE