Bekonscot Model Village
Visit the world’s oldest model village, first opened in 1929, and discover a tiny world with six little towns that have been stuck in a 1930s time warp. Each town has its own quirky character and features, from coal mines to impressive looking castles and even escaped convicts!
You will be in awe with this model village with over 200 buildings, 3,000 inhabitants, 1,000 animals and hundreds of vehicles. You can even take a peek inside the buildings, full of tiny details that are sure to impress and make you smile.
After visiting the model village, head to the miniature model railway which has been updated continuously for over 80 years. Watch the trains go round and stop to talk to the duty Signal Man who will be more than happy to share his knowledge about the development of the railway and the technology used to run the trains. You will love his enthusiasm and knowledge.
You could also stroll around the garden with over 3,000 shrubs and trees of which many have been trimmed in scale to the model village. Afterwards, step on board the Bekonscot Light Railway and take a trip behind the modal village where you will criss-cross the garden and circle round a pond before returning to the terminus.
There is also a children’s playground on site as well as some remote controlled boats and pirate blast water cannons.
This attraction offers a fun-packed day out for the whole family and is definitely worth visiting if you are in the area.