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Travel Back to the 1930s at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Beaconsfield

bekonscot model village train1Thank you Mrs Callingham! In 1928 she insisted that her husband move his model railway into the garden or she would leave. Luckily for us he agreed and built the delightful Bekonscot Model Village for his train set.

Daisy and Sky loved watching all the little trains running around the miniature towns and stopping at the tiny stations.

The model buildings were just the right size for the children to look into.  With over 200 buildings, 3,000 models of people and 1,000 animals there is plenty to see.

Suitable for toddlers to age 10.  Buggy friendly, we were there for 1½hrs.

Where: Bekonscot Model Village, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL
Admission: Under 2s free.    Concessions and Family tickets available
Facilities: Tea Room and Ice Cream Hut, outside picnic area, rain shelters, picnic storage area
Gift & Souvenir shop, toilets, babychanging area, buggy park
Website: www.bekonscot.co.uk

bekonscot model village fireThere are six model towns built in the 1.5 acre garden.  The model buildings and inhabitants are set in the 1930s and each town has a different character. The largest ‘Bekonscot Town’ is loosely based on the local town of Beaconsfield.

You can see a castle, zoo with animals, harbour with boats, aerodrome and planes, coal mine and even a fireman putting out a fire in a thatched roof.

I think Daisy’s favourite set of models was the funfair, and I liked the harbour.  Some of the models move – on the village green we saw the swings and roundabout moving.

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Half way round we stopped for an ice cream at the tea room. There are plenty of tables outside, and a section of the tables are under a rain shelter.  You can bring a picnic; near the entrance is another rain shelter with tables and a picnic storage area so you do not have to carry bags around.

Just past the tearooms is the children’s playground with well maintained equipment.  There are a few things like driving the model boats and some small kiddies rides that have an extra charge. Daisy loved shooting water at the pirates at The Pirate Blasta.

We then walked to the light railway and had a ride on the train.  It is cleverly laid out and weaves back and forth around a small section of the gardens giving us plenty of opportunities to wave at all the visitors. Sky was free as she is under 2.

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Enjoyable for grandparents and grandchildren;  we had a great visit and will be back.



Getting There Bekonscot Model Village, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL 
A limited amount of free car parking is available in St Teresa's Church opposite the Warwick Road entrance.  Alternatively, pay and display nearby 
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