About 26 minutes from park
High Street, Godshill, Ventnor PO38 3HHVisit Website
A visit to Godshill Model Village is a must if you’re on the Isle of Wight with kids, and a great idea if you’re part of an all-adults group too! This intricately designed model village has been one of the most popular attractions on the island for decades, and it’s not hard to see why.
The Thwaites family bought the rundown model village in the 1960s. Their loving restoration in the decades since has made this unique Godshill spot the exciting attraction it is today. Godshill Model Village is in the Old Vicarage grounds, a peaceful escape from the lively world outside.
Visitors can indulge in the Isle of Wight as it once was with a visit to this miniature village. Godshill Model Village is complete with 1/10th scale models of 50s bathing huts, vintage busses, and sweet steam trains that will transport visitors back to a slower pace of life. Everything you’ll see is made using authentic materials and methods, a real treat for any visitor to the island.
There’s plenty to see when you visit this miniature village, from perfectly manicured trees to scaled-down buildings, vehicles, and even tiny people figures! The collection of conifers and trees are something the Godshill team are immensely proud of, for a good reason. The collection includes over 3,000 specimens, many of which are sculpted to offset the models with an ideal backdrop. Look for houses, churches, pubs, and more, some complete with real thatched roofs.
The model village is easy to find, situated on the High Street in Godshill. Look for the big white house on the corner, and you’ll struggle to miss it! If you’re arriving by car, you can leave it in the free car park opposite the Griffin pub, which is just up the road. Alternatively, hop on the number two or three buses from Newport, Shanklin, Ryde, or one of the many stops along the way.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big