NEW Evening Illuminations!
Coming from August
FOR 2021 new light effects will surround you in a spectacle of enchanting colours. You will need to reserve arrival time spaces. Read on for more details...
DATES & LIGHT UP TIMES 2021
AUGUST - Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. August 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th & 13th - Lights on 8.45pm to 10.45pm (last entry 9.30pm). August 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th & 27th - Lights on 8.30pm to 10.30pm (Last entry 9.00pm)
SEPTEMBER (to be confirmed) - 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 - 6.15pm to 8.15pm (last entry 7.00pm)
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS - December 18th to 31st (except Dec 25 & 26th) - Lights on 4.00pm to 6.15pm (last entry 5.00pm) - magical Christmas lights in a world of colour create a seasonal wonderland!
TIP: Reserving your spaces is essential. We put the lights on at dusk (times above), generally it is fully dark about 30-40 minutes later. Dates are subject to change, please check nearer your visit time.
Want to see the Model Village in daylight too? - This is highly recommended. 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 dark about 30-40 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!
TOP 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 is 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 capacity limits we are unable to offer a re-entry/return visit in 2021).