GOOD TO KNOW...
BOOK ARRIVAL TIME SPACES
You can reserve arrival time spaces any time from 60 days in advance up to your day of visit (subject to availability).
GREAT NEWS - Full flexibility & NO ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED - you purchase your tickets on arrival. Important: on-site NO CASH - card payments only.
BOOK AND SAVE - your email confirmation will include a discount voucher for £1.00 off per person against full gate prices. If there are 4 or more people paying, in one transaction, you will save £1.50 off per person against full gate price.
DO WE STILL NEED TO BOOK? Strongly advised. Devon & Torbay are much busier than usual this summer and, regardless of most social distancing measures ending, we still have to consider our visitors' enjoyment & safety. BOOK TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Spaces often go last minute. We have capacity limits and only a limited number of walk-ups can be admitted. Time slots can be booked right up until the start time (subject to spaces available), If you don't book then we advise coming in the afternoon for the best chance!
TOP TIP - Peak visit time is about 10.00 to 2.30 - come in the afternoon for a quieter visit! Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday are the busiest daysIMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW .....
During the pandemic, 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.
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).
The Model Village is an outdoor attraction set in a large 4 acre garden, operating a one-way route. You can go around as many times as you like.
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 and light lunches (these can be enjoyed on our outdoor terrace), open 10.00am to 4.45pm. When open evenings it will close 9.30pm early August.
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.
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 consider going around twice!
Any further queries please check FAQs - TAP HERE