The Model Village in Godshill is a fantastic bit of fun to be had in Godshill. The detail in each little building is incredible and the likeness to Godshill itself is very meticulous. There's a lot of cheeky details found around the model village, i.e, the streaker on the football pitch and there's so much more than meets the eye all around the village.
Admission is a mere £3.50 for adults and £1.30 for kids. Family tickets, admitting five people cost £10.00.
The Model Village is an absolute must if you're local to Godshill, and I highly recommend bringing the family along.
I went here with my mum and partner somewhat reluctantly. Model villages don't fill me with a great deal of excitement or anticipation. However, our afternoon here was lovely. The staff are very welcoming and the gardener was happy to spend 15 minutes explaining to us how they keep the miniature trees so well, miniature. They're normal trees (such as oaks) but the roots are kept small by continuously trimming the leaves back and the result is a mature gorgeous looking oak that's up to your waist.
The models in themselves were fun with all sorts of things to spot and giggle at as you walk round. It helps if you know the layout of Godshill and other nearby parts of the island such as Shanklin Chine as it makes it even more uncanny, but even if you don't have time to walk around the life-size versions than this is still a fun and innocent afternoon out. No matter what your age!
This beautiful garden is home to models of the local villages - Godshill and Shanklin - as they were in the 1920's & 30's and includes 1/10th scale models of 2 amazing churches, 4 pubs, an airfield, and Shanklin Chine. There's even a cricket match being played, and a fully operational model railway. It's an excellent place to visit, and the gift shop has some wonderful items for sale.
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