Bekonscot Model Village

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Depicting rural England in the 1930’s, the oldest original model village and railway. Open mid Feb until end Oct. Most suitable for under 7’s. See website for opening times and ticket prices.

Address: Warwick Rd, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL                   

Telephone: 01494 672919                

Email: info@bekonscot.co.uk                      

Website: http://www.bekonscot.co.uk/

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Lots to see
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4.0
I took my two kids (3 year old & 6 year old) here during the half term holiday and they both loved it. It was a good place to go for a morning or afternoon, but not really enough to keep them occupied for a full day. We were there first thing in the morning and enjoyed leisurely looking at all the models, the detail is amazing, and had fun spotting the trains passing by. By the time we left (around lunchtime) it was quite busy, people we queuing just to walk round, I don't think my youngest would have to patience to wait in line, so would recommend going early if you have young children. They have a mini train ride for the kids which they enjoyed, we went on it as soon as we arrived, and glad we did as it was really busy later with a long queue. There were lots of picnic tables so you could bring your own lunch/snacks and most of them had rain/sun cover. It's definitely worth visiting if you've never been before but a bit expensive to go for a half day outing.
My boys wanted more!
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3.0
I took my boys to Bekonscot as a treat in the school holidays. Although it was a nice morning out, I think it's expensive for what it is. I paid £20 for an adult and 2 children. The thing that annoys me about all these places is that once you get inside there is always extra costs eg the train ride is £1 per person so that cost me another £3 and then the boys wanted to play on the water shooters etc (at this point I pleaded poverty and said I didnt have any more money on me :)). There is a cafe but you can take your own picnic etc which we did. When we were leaving I asked my eldest (he's 5) if he had enjoyed Beaconscot and he replied with 'there werent may rides'. Although I did enjoy it we definitely wont be going back again. BTW I think they occasionally run offers so worth searching the internet before you go.
Good fun but not quite enough for a full day out
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4.0
We went here a few years ago and its definitely a good place to go, the models are really impressive and my five year old nephew loved it. I wouldnt necessarily recommend it for under fives but having said there there is still the playground for the younger ones to enjoy. It was well worth a visit but there wasn't quite enough to do and see for a full day out
LH
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