Model Village Bourton on the Water
Overview: The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water. It contains all the buildings from the village including the Old Water Mill, Old New Inn and the ford, all built in Cotswold stone. The model village makes you feel much bigger as you walk around the miniature stone houses. The “overview” link above gives the details of the price and opening times.
Review from Martina: We didn’t spend too long in here but the boys loved seeing the model houses and the little things like cars and people. The only issue for us that you are supposed to keep off the grass (the mini gardens!) so we found ourselves a bit stressed telling the boys the whole way around to stop standing in the mini gardens! There is an additional cost to see an indoor exhibition which we didn’t bother with as I had a feeling it would be more ‘look but don’t touch’! Good for a quick wander round but if your children need ‘hands on’ and prefer a bit more of a free roam it may be a bit more work to keep them on the path!
Access information: “Because the Village is a 1/9th scale replica, many of the paths are too narrow for wheelchairs, we therefore admit our disabled visitors in through our side gate – free of charge as they can only view the Village from the front. Unfortunately mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs cannot access the village.
Due to narrow paths and steps there is not the room for pushchairs, car seats, walking frames, rollators and strollers to enter the Model Village, but there is a stroller parking area beside the entrance, and small children tend to love walking around the buildings feeling like giants”.