Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village – a summer of fun #CountryKids

We’ve been so busy enjoying our last summer before Monkey starts school that I haven’t had much of a chance to share our adventures.  So time to make amends and start the first of a series of a summer of fun posts.  First up – Bekonscot Model Village.

Bekonscot Model Village

We first visited Bekonscot Model Village 2 years ago.  I remember Monkey being fascinated with the model railway that runs  around a large part of the model village.  I knew a return visit was well overdue.  A while back I exchanged some Tesco rewards for Days Out vouchers and when Daddy P took the week off earlier this month, off we went.

There is limited free parking available next to the church on the opposite side of the road from Bekonscot Model Village.  We’ve been lucky both times to park easily.  But we have arrived pretty much as the village opens at 10am both times.  If you arrived later in the day, it might not be so easy.  Worth noting.

As soon as we arrived Monkey was off, dragging Daddy P with him.  Where are the trains Daddy?  On our way to track them down we noticed someone working on repairing one of the models – fascinating stuff.

Bekonscot Model Village

No time to stop and play in the lovely play area, an a lovely sunny day, so we’d be picnicking in the sunshine.

Bekonscot Model Village Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village has a one way system which is really useful, especially at busy times.  There’s no issue with standing and really looking at each area of the display, but it’s so much easier when everyone is walking in the same direction.

Bekonscot Model Village Bekonscot Model Village

Monkey wanted to make a beeline for the train area.  The lovely thing about Bekonscot Model Village is that you can walk around it as many times as you like during your visit. So we headed for that section and knew once he’d had his train fix, we could revisit the rest of the village in more detail.

Bekonscot Model Village Bekonscot Model Village

It was a joy to watch his enthusiasm as he saw and followed the various trains.  You can even watch the trains being controlled in the main signal box as you walk around.

We watched the fireman put out a fire at the thatched cottage – always a highlight.

Bekonscot Model Village

Talked about coal mining as we watched he coal going along on the conveyor belt to be loaded on the coal wagons.

Bekonscot Model Village

It was lovely to be able to talk to Monkey about different areas of the village in detail. Everything is set in the 1930’s, from the cars at the garage to the aeroplanes at the airport.  The details are wonderful.

Bekonscot Model Village Bekonscot Model Village

After a while we decided it was time for our picnic, there are plenty of picnic tables to choose from, either with a parasol or under cover.  We took our own food, but the cafe supplies a number of reasonably priced options too.

Then it was time for a ride on the miniature railway.  This is extra, but it was only £1 each and Monkey loved it.

Bekonscot Model Village Bekonscot Model Village

We then headed back into the main village for some more train action!

I can thoroughly recommend Bekonscot Model Village for a family day out.  Monkey has loved it as a 2 and half year old, and again at nearly 5 years old.  I can see it being a family favourite for years to come.  We’ll certainly be back.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

16 thoughts on “Bekonscot Model Village – a summer of fun #CountryKids

  1. How happy does Monkey look on the train with his Daddy, lovely. I do like a good model village-have you been to the one in Bourton on the Water? This one looks fab, glad you all enjoyed it x

    1. Oh yes, I’ve been to Bourton on the Water so many times over the years. It was the first place my parents took us when we moved to Banbury. This is right up there with Babbacombe in my opinion.

  2. What a fantastic day out, I love a model village. The firemen putting the fire out is brilliant! #CountryKids

  3. We used to go as children as we didn’t live far. I’ve not been back since, despite living in Beaconsfield for a bit. Really should take N but it feels like a long way to go for one visit, we’d have to combine with something else.

    Looks like Monkey and Daddy P had a great time.

    1. He would love it I’m sure. We combined it with a National Trust visit to Hughenden, but West Wycombe Park is also close isn’t it. Monkey would have stayed there all day to be honest – boys and trains!

  4. Such a fab day out and it’s so well maintained too! How great that the trains are running and the firemen are in action too. It sounds and looks like you all had a great time, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  5. That brings back memories. We lived near there, for awhile when I was a child and it was one of the places we took visitors. Lovely to see it again. I remember the stone castle so well. Glad you had a good day. Childhood memories in the making! #CountryKids

  6. I love a model village and this one looks fab! Great photos of what looks like a lovely day out.

I'd love to hear from you and try to reply to all comments