Hello! I visited today with my three young children, my sister and
her small daughter. We were really impressed with the model village
and the railway. The whole area is so well kept and the attention to
detail in the models is amazing! We thought that the cafe offered good
value for money, unlike so many places with a captive audience, and
that the playground was brilliant fun. We also really enjoyed the
light railway. Many thanks for a fun day, even in the rain. Best
In December 2010, Roger S said:
Hi, I am now retired and recently took the grandchildren to Bekonscot - just as I took their mother along when she was young. I think I enjoyed it more this time. We all liked the BLR and had a couple of circuits. I am planning to build my own 71/4" gauge line and am very attracted to your tram. I assume it is a "one off" ? Is there some way I can obtain details of it's construction ? I have a pretty fair idea of it's overall makeup but some "tekkie" stuff inc plans/drawings would be lovely.
In October 2010, Madelyn H said:
I visited Bekonscot many years ago, and it was so much fun. Finding
this on the Internet today really brought back some wonderful
memories. Regards and Best Wishes
In September 2010, Maria M said:
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful visit. I visited with
my 3 year old son and 8 year old nephew and we had the most fantastic
day out. It's a really brilliant place and very well run with so much
So thank you to all your staff! You are doing a wonderful job.
In September 2010, Sarah W said:
Hello, I just had to write to you having just spent such a lovely time with you this afternoon. I used to visit you as a little girl with my mum and on a spur of the moment having not been since I was 10, (30 years ago!!) I took my 3 boys with me for a spontaneous trip. I got quite choked up when we entered especially seeing the zoo first of all. Memories came flooding back and with my children echoing my words of years ago, "oh my gosh look" "mum that's so sweet" "mum that's amazing " I blubbed my way around!! Thank you for keeping my memories going and creating lovely ones for my lads. I will be back soon!!!!
In September 2010, Helen M said:
I visited Bekonscot one Thursday recently with my two children (ages 4.5 and 1.5 yrs) and just wanted to write and say what a wonderful day we all had. The model village itself was amazing and my son didn't tire of walking around studying everything - seeing something new each time. The facilities were brilliant - it was great to go somewhere that was "picnic friendly", especially in these times of economic hardship and it made me more than happy to buy ice creams and coffee from the kiosk.
The picnic storage area (although we didn't use it) was a fantastic idea and the covered picnic benches were great (luckily we had to shelter from the sun rather than the rain!). The baby change facilities were good - clean and plenty of them. Again, the playground was great - just being the right size not to detract from the model village.
I used to visit Bekonscot as a child and it was lovely to be able to bring my son back some 25-30 years later! We will be back very soon.
In September 2010, G said:
My parents took me to Bekonscot in the late 1950's. I took my children to bekonscot in the 1980's. On the 4th August I took my 4 year old grandaughter to Bekonscot! Despite the rain we had a wonderful time. I just want to say thank you for keeping it so well maintained. In these days of computers it is so nice that something remains traditional! Also the covered picnic room with storage is a wonderful idea. Thank you to eveyone! Kind Regards, "Grandma"
In September 2010, DS said:
We visited Bekonscot on a Friday recently and were very impressed with the village, the staff were friendly and even though the weather was not great you have covered this with plenty of covered areas. Well done!!
In September 2010, David H said:
This place is wonderful in every respect! Thank you Bekonscot!
In September 2010, Nigel S said:
My wife and I took our 11 year old grandson to the Village one Monday last month. We felt that we had to write and congratulate you and all your staff on every aspect of your attraction. We have often visited before, but every year seems better!
The improvements are too many to list, however the additions, many new fascinating details and working models add to the interest. The models themselves and the countless figures all in pristine condition are most commendable.
Please convey our thanks to all concerned. They all do such a superb job!
In September 2010, Pia L said:
I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us to film at Bekonscot, we all had a great day filming at such a fun location and the kids loved it! I do hope we managed to stay out of the way of the majority of visitors, and it was a pleasure for me to chat with those who were interested in what we were doing. The staff were all really friendly and helpful (especially a very busy guy who helped us out with a train towards the end of the day!) and we were made to feel very welcome.
Many thanks again for all your help - I hope we can keep Bekonscot in mind as a location for the future!
In September 2010, Sean R said:
We all had a fantastic time for Edward's 2nd birthday on Saturday, thank you for arranging the weather. It all ran smoothly from arrival to departure. The day was enjoyed by all ages from 2 to 45. The Party Hut was all made up with balloons and party hats, even the heater was on for us! Thanks especially to Andrea who ensured everything we needed was provided. The parents commented on the substantial sandwiches that were provided for the children and we all laughed at the children's negotiations over swapping Jam for Ham and Egg for Cheese fillings. The only tears came when it was time to go. I think we will be back again next year!