This is one of the weirdest but cutest gardens I’ve ever come across. The model village started off as someone’s hobby but soon opened to the public in 1963. Over the years, it has continued to expand the number of features on display.
The village portrays English life and culture over the last six decades and is displayed beautifully in and around the gardens. In fact, there are four acres of award winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people.
There’s quite a bit to see here, including 413 miniature buildings, a 4D cinema, Alice in Wonderland themed mini golf, two indoor model areas, RC boats and RC cars.
There’s always upgrades and new features appearing at the model village, for example in recent years they’ve added a ‘Celebrity Mansion’ and a ‘Paignton Zoo’ display with several exhibits.
There’s also the wonderful evening illuminations event, where people can visit during darker hours and see the miniature buildings light up!
We managed to spot tonnes of recognisable scenes, including the new British Bake Off cast…
… and The Addams Family Mansion!
It’s a brilliant place to spend a few hours for all the family. Adults will love the whimsical representation of British life over the last six decades and the award-winning gardens.
As children of all ages can spot superheroes and fill out the spotter sheet to see what they can find on their way around.
As one of Torquays number one attractions, I would definitely recommend visiting this place. Make sure you take your time and really have a good look at each section – I promise that you will get so much more out of your visit if you allow plenty of time!
What do you think?
Until next time,