UPDATE 4TH JANUARY 2021. Due to national lockdown measures announced by the government, we regret to announce that we will be closed until further notice.
BOOKING ARRIVAL TIME SPACES IS ESSENTIAL FOR WINTER VISITS
You can reserve arrival time spaces up to 14 days in advance, but it must be at least 2 hours before your arrival
GREAT NEWS - No advance payment is required, you purchase your tickets on arrival. Important: on-site we are only taking card payments.
BOOK AND SAVE - your email confirmation will include a discount voucher for £1.00 off full gate prices.
WHY BOOK? - aside from receiving a discount voucher, booking arrival spaces helps us to spread out visitors, essential during the pandemic, and it makes the visit more enjoyable with far less visitors at any one time, for this reason our booking system will continue!
WINTER VISITS - due to limited spaces, it is essential to book and opening times are subject to bookingsWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.....
Extensive measures have been taken to make sure a visit to the Model Village is enjoyable as always, and as safe as possible for our staff and visitors. Extra extensive cleaning will take place through the day and screens are set up at all serving areas, with hand gels available.
To protect our staff and all customers, you should not visit us if you have, or anyone in your household has, any symptoms of Covid-19 (such as a fever or new and regular cough).
You must not visit the Model Village in groups of more than 6 people (unless from the same single household bubble)
We are currently operating at less than 20% of our normal capacity
The Model Village is an outdoor attraction set in a large 4 acre garden, operating a one-way route. There are distancing markers on the floor throughout the gardens. For extra comfort & enjoyment we suggest keeping two floor markers apart. There are some indoor/undercover areas but, due to limited indoor cover, we recommend coming prepared for any rain showers. We recommend you allow at least 1.5 hours for your visit.
Visitors are requested not to pass others, but wait for step-aside areas. You can go around as many times as you like.
Face Masks - you do not have to wear a face mask to visit the Model Village gardens, However, you will need to wear a mask to enter and exit the park and to enter our two indoor exhibitions (Anyone over 11 years, except for medical exemptions or if wearing one is likely to cause severe distress).
We are a cashless business and only taking card payments on-site.
Our coffee shop is serving takeaway drinks and snacks only.
The car park adjacent to the Model Village is a council owned and operated pay and display car park, card payments can be made at one of the machines (though we'd recommend having a few coins in case). They also use pay-by-mobile either using a number to call or if you download the 'RingGo' app