Babbacombe Model Village Parking
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Babbacombe model village is renowned for its miniature perfectly landscaped gardens, that leads to one of Europe’s leading model villages and railways. It resides in the area of Babbacombe, in the seaside town of Torquay in the region of Devon.
In 1963 the model village opened its doors for the first time by Tom Dobbins. The village itself lies in 4 acres and has over 400 models including a 300 metre model train track within the village. Though the model village is one fictional town, many of the buildings are based on landmarks and replicas within the UK such as the Shard in London and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
It also has its own castle and working windmill and many of the shops names in the model village are witty puns, such as A. Kingbody sports centre (Aching body) and Terry Bull Gardening Service (Terrible). Amongst favourites is the mini mansion which holds a rock and pop or superhero festival, take a look and see which celebrities you can spot dancing the night away. Plus to add to the excitement, see whether you can find where Wally and his friends are throughout the garden.
The model village made an appearance on the BBC One programme, ‘The One Show’ in 2014 and was a filming location for BBC Two comedy show, ‘Don’t Forget the Drive’.
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Parking at Babbacombe model village
Babbacombe model village doesn’t have its own car park. The one used to visit the model village lies directly opposite it, called Hampton Avenue car park.
Hampton Avenue is a pay and display car park which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has 153 standard spaces and 2 disabled spaces.
Parking charges apply as normal on Sundays and bank holidays.
Disabled blue badge holders are required to pay for a ticket at this car park and cannot park for free.
Charges as follows:
- Up to 1 hour - £1.40
- Up to 2 hours - £2.50
- Up to 3 hours - £3.50
- Up to 4 hours - £4.50
- Up to 5 hours - £5.50
- Up to 6 hours - £6.50
- Up to 24 hours - £8.50
- Overnight (from 6.00pm to 8.00am) - £3.50
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Torquay train station (TQ2 6NU) is the closest to Babbacombe model village.
It Is ran by Great Western Railway and has arrivals and departures across Devon and the South West, including direct services into London Paddington.
To Babbacombe model village it is a 9 minute car drive, a 29 minute bus ride (1 change) or a 45 minute walk.
There are ample bus services around the Devon area.
The buses, 22, 122 stop at St Mary's Church which is less than a 4 minute walk from the model village.
These services run from Torquay seafront and town centre, Paignton areas including the zoo, Dawlish and Teignmouth.
Buses run every 20 to 30 minute a day.
Babbacombe model village lies in the area of St Mary's Church and Babbacombe. It can be reached through following signs to Torquay and Torbay from the A roads A38, A380 or A385.
The nearest motorway is the M5 which runs all the way up to the Midlands.
Satnav postcode: TQ1 3LA
For more detailed directions try the AA route planner or Google maps.
The buses stop a 4 minute walk from Babbacombe model villages and by foot from Torquay train station it is a 45 minute walk.
Exeter is the closest airport to Babbacombe model village and lies a 37 minute drive. Public transport is available via bus or train, but there are plenty of changes.
Exeter airport (EX5 2BD) has flights to and from Europe and the UK.
Disabled Parking at Babbacombe model village
There are two disabled spaces in Hampton Avenue and free parking is not available for blue badge holders in any pay and display car parks. Therefore a ticket must be purchased with an hour being £1.40.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Babbacombe model village, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Torquay. The closest ones to Babbacombe model village are:
- Lidl Torquay
- Hyundai Torbay
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
In Hampton Avenue car park, parking charges operate as normal on weekends and all bank holidays.
There is overnight parking available which is at a rate of £3.50 from 6.00pm to 8.00am.
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Does Babbacombe model village have its own car park?
No, but there is a council owned pay and display car park directly opposite the model village and parking charges start at £1.40 for an hour.
How much is entry to Babbacombe model village?
Prices are as follows:
Adults - £12.50
Seniors (over 65) - £11.50
Children (3 to 14 years old) £10.50
Where is Babbacombe model village?
It is an area in the town of Torquay, in the region of Devon in the South West of England.
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