Welcome to Merrivale Model Village,

one of Great Yarmouth's best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front.Take your time to discover this captivating model village and its charming inhabitants. Wander around the maze of paths and humpback bridges, spot the cricketers playing on the village green in their whites, marvel at the firemen carrying out a daring rescue from a smoking building and relive all the magic of the funfair in miniature.

Keep your eyes peeled

for the bank robber and watch out for the streaker among the many village characters.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature.

  • Merrival Opens On the 4TH jULY
  • Merrivale Model Village Rocket

    Merrivale Rocket

    Merri 1

  • Merrivale Eye

    Merrivale Eye

    12ft high observation wheel

  • MerriAir airship

    Merri Air

    The Merrivale Airship

  • Majestic Theatre

    Majestic Theatre

    theatre opened in 2015

  • Summer Illuminations

    Summer Illuminations

    See the magic as the village lights up

  • Merrivale Model Railway

    Famous Garden Railway

    Running throughout the gardens

  •  Merrivale Gardens

    Something for all ages

    Dogs welcome on a lead

  • Merrivale Waterways

    Merrivale Waterways

    Take time to explore

  • Merrivale Pub and award winning gardens

    Award Winning Gardens

    An acre of landscaped gardens

  • Merrivale Tearooms

    Merrivale Tearooms"

    Try our cream teas

  • Merrivale High Street

    Merrivale High Street

    A great shopping centre

  • Beside the sea side

    Beside the Seaside

    victorian seaside holidays

Time To Discover

Come visit our award-winning landscaped gardens, streams, waterfalls and discover the miniature wonders of Merrivale! Many generations have enjoyed days out at Merrivale Model Village over the last half-century and we would love to see you too!

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Garden Railway

When Merrivale changed ownership in 2004, research began to find a suitable replacement for the scratch built 2½" gauge 3 rail systems that had been running in the garden for more than 40 years.

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Old Penny Arcade

Step back in time and visit our unique Williamson's Old Penny Arcade. We have a wide range of fantastic vintage slot machines and real old pennies. You will always find loads of things to do here with both family and friends!

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Village Highlights

Village Video and Info

Covid 19 Safety Statement

We open on the 4th July. We will have a strict one way system around the village and for the refreshment hut/toilets.
Picnic tables will be suitably spaced out for you to enjoy an ice cream or treat or a lovely coffee or cold drink. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide the free crazy golf due to social distancing\hygiene problems and the sensory garden may be closed due to social distancing.
The village will be marked out in 5 metre bays (even if the distance is relaxed so you know you can visit safely with hand sanitising stations positioned at the entrance /exit /toilets and thoughout the gardens themselves to keep you as safe as possible.
All our staff will be issued with appropriate PPE and may remind visitors to keep their distance if needed.
The management have completed a course and received a certificate in preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
All hard surfaces will be regularly cleaned with Virabact (a cleaner which has been proven to kill Corona Virus) and UV light systems will be used in the gift shop to help kill any virus/bacteria on the products. We want you to be as safe as possible.
All are risk assements can be download from the opening times page.

Opening Times 2020

4th July to 17th July 10am to 5pm last entry at 4pm

18th July to 6th Sept 10 am to 7pm last entry 6pm. Mon/Fri/Sun. 10am to 9.45pm last entry 8.45pm Tue/Wed/Thur/Sat.

7th Sept 1st Nov 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm Tue/Wed/Thur/Sat.

2nd Nov Weekends only till 18th Dec10am to 5pm last entry 4pm

19th Dec to 22 Dec 10am to 5pm last entry 4pm
Santas grotto available these dates also but please pre book for Santa

30th December closed until February 2021

All dates open subject to weather.


Admission Prices 2020

Although cash will be taken it is preferred if you pay by card

Special Reduced Price reopening offer for the first 2 weeks of £6.99 per person

Super Value Day Ticket £8.50
including FREE 2nd visit**

All classes £8.50, Carer £4.00, Under 3 Free.
**2nd visit must be taken within 7 days of first visit..

Season Tickets
Adults £35.00. Please note: 2 passport photos are required for each ticket. We can take the photos for a small fee.

DONT FORGET Anyone buying a season ticket this year, this will be valid for all of next season as well for FREE


We are Wheelchair friendly for chairs up to 26.5" wide and we do have a loan wheelchair available. Prices are as above with one registered carer per disabled visitor charged at £4.00. We also have toilet facilities for the disabled.

Easy Access

Paths are quite narrow, but single buggies and wheelchairs have easy access. We are sorry, but unfortunately double buggies are too wide to fit round the paths. We are pleased to welcome dogs into the Model Village as long as they are kept on a leash and under control at all times.



Things to do, Days Out & Places to Visit in Norfolk

Enjoy your day out in Norfolk and make some great memories at Merrivale Model Village. There is a great variety of fun things to do and different places for you and your family to visit and enjoy. Our Old Penny Arcade showcases some of the best vintage slot machines around, and our 9-hole Crazy Golf course is sure to make your day out one to remember! You can also take a break and relax while enjoying a tasty treat in our tea room.

If you are looking for even more things to do at Merrivale, why not check out our gallery? Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to discover exciting places to visit all throughout Merrivale Model Village.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the stunning county of Norfolk. Visit Merrivale Model Village today, and get involved in a day out with the whole family. There is plenty to do and plenty of things to see and we can’t wait to welcome you!


  • First time in Great Yarmouth and first time to model village. Thoroughly recommend. We had a wonderful time and spent the whole four hours we had on the parking ticket. We will definitely return.

    Gareth Lawrence , Norwich Swindon, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • Brilliant so much to see and so much thought and detail gone in to it. Well worth a visit.

    Heather Rayner Norfolk, United Kingdom - Visited May 2016
  • 5 star - A lovely day with buxton brownies the girls loved themodel village and the quiz. Spent several hours looking at the sites then fun in the old penny arcade. The staff couldnt have looked after us any better we felt like royalty. For the grown ups we will be back for cakes in the tea rooms wow who knew they could be so good.

    Adele Taylor Norwich, United Kingdom - Visited April 2016
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