Last weekend we decided to do something different. We wanted to get out of London and take the girls somewhere for a nice family day out. We thought it would be fun to go to Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, the oldest model village in the World!
Check this VIDEO first, so you can have an overall idea of Bekonscot Model Village & Railway before my review.
And below is my review together with a collage of photos of the day:
When we left London the day was very cloudy but not raining so we were hoping to be able to avoid any bad weather as the model village is probably not the best place to go to on a very rainy day. I’m mentioning this because we went there 4 years ago but as soon as we arrived in the car park it began to rain very heavily. We stayed in the car to wait for it to finish but it never did so we had to go back home. 🙁 Very sad really, so this time we were praying for better luck!
As soon as we arrived we went straight to the ticket office to buy our tickets. You can see their opening times and prices here. It is £9.80 per adult, £5.80 per child from 2 to 15 years old and free for under 2’s.
The first thing we did was to go on the light railway train, the station for this is located just after the ticket office. It’s just a small train ride which weaves its way behind the model village, criss-crossing some gardens, encircles a pond and returns to the station.
The Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. The site is set over 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings.
This place is really impressive. Bella was very happy and excited to see such a village in a miniature size. It was really cool – the attention to detail is great. It is a typical village with all the typical buildings and activities that you might find. They also have model trains that run along a track that goes all around the model village.
Stuck in a 1930s time warp, you can see England how it used to be, and discover a wonderful little world tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
It is not a massive place and you can see everything in the model village within one hour unless you really want to spend more time in every single section and take lots of photos. We kind of did that as we wanted to film and take photos of the girls especially Bella that understands everything now.
After viewing the model village we went to have some lunch. They have a nice restaurant and the food was okay. We ordered burgers with chips and Bella wanted sausages with beans and chips. After that we visited the area which has slides and climbing frames. As soon as Bella saw it, she was desperate to play there.
The girls were very happy running around checking everything. It was lovely seeing them like this. I’m so happy to see that Sienna is starting to be able to play with Bella much more. Sienna is now walking everywhere which is so cute to watch! 🙂
After having a nice day we ended up having to find somewhere to cover from the rain. Yes guys, our second visit here with terrible weather! There were very heavy showers but it didn’t stop us from getting some ice creams while we waited for the rain to stop. Unfortunately it never did so we ending up making a dash for the car. We were unlucky again but at least this time we managed to actually visit the attraction.
Overall this Model Village is very nice. Kids love these kind of places and I can definitely recommend it for a family day out with your kids.
Have you been there too? Did you like it? Did you also have a bad weather despite the forecast! LOL Leave a comment as I would love to hear from you.
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