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Blackpool Model Village

Attraction - Address: East Park Drive Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9RB

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published 12/09/2017 | Mickie26
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Pro Welcoming, friendly, interesting and easy to get to
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"Blackpool Model Village A Secret Garden Escape"

Blackpool Model Village is situated near Stanley Park and is opposite The Village Hotel. Blackpool Model Village has won awards and was first established in 1972. You pay for entry when you first walk in and entrance fees change during the winter and summer months.

During winter, model village will use reduced prices: adults - £4.95 children (3 to 16 years) - £3.75, children aged 2 and under - free senior citizens / students / disabled concessions - £3.95 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - £14.95 family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) - £16.95

During the summer the fees are as follows;
Adult Ticket £6.95
Concession £5.95
(2 Adults + 2 Children) £22.95
(2 Adults + 3 Children) £25.95
Children aged 3-15 years £5.75
Children Under 2 Free

Is it worth the price?

If you have never visited before, then, yes. Before the Blackpool Model Village had been revamped it was not good at all. If you had visited once then you probably wouldn't have wanted to go again. Once you had seen it, it was just not worth going again because there was really not that much to see and it could get pretty boring, However, it is definitely worth a visit now, but I don't think young children would appreciate it. Younger children want to do something more exciting. However, it is worth going to have a look at, if you have never been before. I've always thought that they could do more to it and build more miniature houses and I am pleased that they revamped it, making it more modern.

There are hundreds of hand crafted models and figures which have been cleverly created to form the Blackpool Model Village. There could be more things to do in the Blackpool Model Village and there are ways that it could be made more fun and exciting. Some rides or a maze would work pretty well here. It is worth taking a visit whilst you are walking through Stanley Park and you can combine the two together. The Blackpool Model Village is old fashioned and displays traditional villages and the quiz is a good, added feature.

I can remember visiting the Blackpool Model Village when I was young with my parents and I have been a number of times since. Due to the large car-park opposite, it is easy to park for £2.50 a day at the zoo. The gardens of the Blackpool Model Village are well kept and look in good condition. The models look well kept and the staff work hard to ensure everyone is welcomed. It is quite expensive to go to the Blackpool Model Village and doesn't take long to look around everything. You can see everything within about an hour.

The models are quite realistic even though they are only miniature. Blackpool Model Village is an excellent place for the entire family and especially if you combine it with a trip to the zoo or Stanley park. There are a lot of places where you can enjoy a sit down and take your time which is good if you don't have small children.

Blackpool model village is set in 2 1/2 acres of garden. There are over 40 scenes from times gone by including; a church, Scottish castle, fairground and Cornish fishing village. There are toilets, baby changing facilities and a gift shop selling light refreshments, souvenirs and hot and cold beverages.

Blackpool Model Village is a good place to visit if you want some peace and quiet. Not great, if you have young children who wouldn't enjoy taking in some quiet time. It is a bit like going into a secret haven as you follow the paths round the village and look at the models. On entering, you are given a quiz which helps younger children to do something they can engage in, whilst walking round. Due to the paths, it is easy for a child to fall and hurt themselves as I have witnessed on a few occasions. I really enjoy looking at the prison and the fire engines in the model village. I would like to see some Blackpool themed houses or maybe a football pitch.

There could be areas designed for wheelchair access as it is difficult getting a wheelchair around Blackpool Model Village. Furthermore, there are no disabled toilets. There is a ladies toilet with a ramp, but it is not big enough for a wheelchair.

The people who own Blackpool Model Village are very welcoming and friendly. There is a man who owns Blackpool Model Village along with his wife. The man has a photo album of how the village started and it is interesting looking at and chatting with the man.

To reach Blackpool Model Village, you can get a bus to Stanley Park or to the hospital from the town centre. The 2C takes you to the hospital where you get off and walk about 10 minutes till you reach the model village. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the town centre.

It is worth a visit, especially if you have not been before. It is family friendly but, young children will get bored. The prices are quite expensive when you consider that you are only probably going to spend an hour in there, at the most.


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  • LiveMusicLoverLyn published 14/09/2017
    Pics would help, especially as there is not even a stock one!
  • reicheru88 published 14/09/2017
    Vh :)
  • rolandrat123 published 13/09/2017
    vh
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Attraction - Address: East Park Drive Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9RB

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Address: East Park Drive Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9RB

Type: Attraction

Country: England

City: Blackpool

Continent: Europe

County: Lancashire

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