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Bondville model village at Sewerby
1:14pm Saturday 17th September 2011 in Leisure
MIKE LAYCOCK visits the miniature world of Bondville
What and where? Bondville model village at Sewerby, just outside Bridlington.
Why? It has to be one of the best model villages in the country, with plenty of humorous touches as well. There’s absolutely no connection with 007, as you might have expected from the name of the attraction, but the one-acre site does feature more than 200 buildings, including a church, shops, castle, abbey and harbour. Many hundreds of handmade little figures also populate the settlement, some taking part in a cricket match, others drinking outside the village inn, and you can hear as well as see the band playing on the green. Boats move across the water and trains run along the miniature railway. This is a particularly great place to take your children or grandchildren, who would love running around. And there’s full disabled access for anyone needing to go round in a wheelchair or indeed pushchair. You can walk along the cliffs to Bondville from Bridlington on a nice day, although there is plenty of free parking available if you are coming by car.
When? You need to get your skates on if you want to visit this year, as it closes at the end of September. Until then, it is open daily from 11pm to 4pm.
How much? Admission prices are £3.25 for adults, £2.00 for children and £2.50 for pensioners.
For further information, phone 01262 401736.