Located in the centre of Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village and a fantastic day out for your little ones. It’s a mini world, with big appeal.
A visit to the quaint little village is like a trip back in time, stuck in a 1930’s time warp there’s something nostalgic and quintessentially British about it for the adults. I have amazing memories from trips there when we were children, and it was lovely reliving that now with my own.
The level of detail and craftsmanship had us all in awe and the kiddies exclaiming at every miniature shop, school and church we came across, and the model railway that chugs around the village will have younger ones entertained for ages. You can also take part in a children’s quiz for an additional 50p, this was well worth it.
Half way around Bekonscot Model Village there’s a tearoom with fresh homemade food, or you can take along a picnic to enjoy on one of the tables in the large grassy area outside the tearoom. After lunch why not check out the outside play area while you enjoy a cuppa, before exploring the rest of the village.
On the way out there’s a ride-on railway that makes its way behind the model village, through some gardens and around a pond before heading back to the terminal. This costs £1 per person.
Address: Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Warwick Rd, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL
Opening times: Daily 10.00am – 5:30pm (March – October)
Children (2-15 years) £6.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £29.00
Family (1 adult , 2 children) £20.00
Children under 2 are free. Annual membership available. Tesco Days Out Token accepted.
For more information see www.bekonscot.co.uk/
*All prices and times correct as of July 2017
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