Blackpool Model Village
Blackpool Model Village is an enchanting and one-of-a-kind destination that beckons visitors to explore its meticulously crafted miniature village scenes that cover a sprawling 2 and a half acres of hand-crafted model villages.
This delightful attraction features a wide range of scenes that transport visitors from Scottish Castles to Cornish Fishing Villages, creating an unforgettable experience that is sure to captivate and delight people of all ages.
The model village and gardens celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2022.
As you make your way along the landscaped walkways, you'll be spellbound by the level of intricacy and attention to detail that has gone into each of the miniature structures.
There are countless surprises waiting to be discovered, from cleverly hidden jokes to heartwarming moments that are sure to tug at your heartstrings.
For families with children, there's an added element of excitement in the form of a follow-along quiz that keeps the little ones engaged and entertained, while also encouraging them to hone their observation and deduction skills. It's an excellent way to ensure that everyone has a great time and learns something new.
And the fun doesn't stop there. Blackpool Model Village also hosts a variety of seasonal and train-themed events throughout the year, such as the Easter Bunny Hunts, May Day Madness, Summer Saver Specials, and the quirky Invasion of the Gnomes. These events provide an extra layer of enjoyment that adds to the magic of the day.
Overall, Blackpool Model Village is a delightful destination that offers something for everyone. With so much to see and do, it's no surprise that it's a favourite among both locals and visitors. So gather up the family and immerse yourself in the wonder of this charming miniature world - you won't be disappointed!
Facilities at the Model Village
I recently visited the Blackpool Model Village and Gardens and was impressed by their commitment to improving their facilities. They are always making upgrades and improvements to ensure that visitors have the best possible experience.
One of the things they offer is toilet and baby changing facilities, and I was pleased to hear that the work on the Gent's and Ladies' toilets has been completed. They have also added a disabled toilet, which is great news for visitors who require these facilities.
In terms of disabled access, they have made every effort to accommodate visitors with disabilities. The site is fully paved, making it easy to navigate for those in wheelchairs or power scooters. There are no stairs to negotiate, and the Gift Shop even has a spare wheelchair available to loan out to visitors who may need assistance getting around the 2 ½ acre gardens and displays. Additionally, they have a motorized scooter available for use within the village if needed.
The Blackpool Model Village and Gardens also offers special rates for carers and their party, and you can find more information on this at the Gift Shop.
When it comes to refreshments, you won't go hungry or thirsty at Blackpool Model Village and Gardens. The gift shop sells a range of snacks and refreshments, including hot drinks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and milkshakes.
Don't forget to try their delicious ice cream at Anita's Ice Cream Parlour.
If you want to take home a souvenir of your visit, you can browse the gift shop for mementoes. They also have a wheelchair available to assist the elderly and infirm in appreciating the delights of the Model Village Gardens.
Lastly, dogs are allowed into the village for free, as long as they are kept on a lead.
Car and coach parking is available on-site as well.
Overall, we were impressed with the accessibility and amenities at the Blackpool Model Village and Gardens, making it a great destination for visitors of all abilities.
Blackpool Model Village and Gardens is open daily from 9.30 am daily - 1st April until 5th November 2023. The last entry to the village is at 4.00 pm weather permitting.
ADMISSION PRICES for 2023
Adults aged from 16-59 £10.45
Children age 3-15 £7.50
Concessions - for Disabled, Students and anyone aged over 60 £8.95
Family - 2 adults & 2 children £29.95
Family - 2 adults & 3 children £35.95
Official Carer (per paying disabled) Free
All prices include 20% VAT.
Official Carer proof of disability required – evidence of DLA or PIP, Blue Badge or a medical letter confirming disability.
Students – valid student ID must be shown to get student rate.
Children aged 3-15 to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Blackpool Model Village accepts cash and all major debit/credit cards.
How to find the Blackpool Model Village
Blackpool Model Village and Gardens
East Park Drive Stanley Park
By Bus: Blackpool Transport offers line 20 which runs daily every 30 minutes from Blackpool Town Centre to the Blackpool Model Village and Blackpool Zoo.
Line 15 is also available and runs approximately every 30 minutes from Blackpool Town Centre and Blackpool North Train Station, and provides direct bus service to the Blackpool Model Village (the stop after the Zoo). Line 16 will return you back to Blackpool Town Centre.
By Road: If you're coming from the M55, take junction 4 and then take the 3rd exit off the roundabout, heading into Blackpool on the A583 (Preston New Road). You'll pass through three sets of traffic lights, and at the fourth set of lights, turn right. You'll then pass through one set of lights and go around one mini roundabout. Less than 700 meters on your left-hand side will be the Blackpool Model Village and car park, but watch out for the speed camera!
Car and coach parking is available.