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Where do we park?
There is free parking in St Teresa’s church carpark which is directly opposite the entrance to Bekonscot Model Village. At particularly busy time we also have use of St Michaels church car park which is a short walk away. Alternatively, there is pay and display parking in Beaconsfield town centre and at Beaconsfield station.
Is the village accessible for wheelchair/pushchair users?
Yes, with the exception of the raised walkway. Some of the paths are narrow so pushchairs can be left in our buggy store. We also have 3 wheelchairs available for use, free of charge, by visitors.
Can we bring a picnic?
Picnics are currently not permitted due to social distancing constraints. Our tearoom is open, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and hot rolls.
Can I bring my dog?
No, assistance dogs only are permitted in the model village. This restriction is necessary to ensure the safety and enjoyment of Bekonscot by all our visitors.
What is Gift Aid and why does it cost more?
The 10% Gift Aid donation (above the standard entry price) allows Bekonscot, as a registered charity, to then claim back the basic rate of tax (that the donor has already paid on their income) on the full value of the tickets. This means that for every £1 of ticket sold via Gift Aid, Bekonscot can claim an additional 25p. Gift Aid donations are voluntary and all Bekonscot’s surplus funds are distributed annually to a variety of local and national charities.
How long should I allow for a visit?
We recommend you allow two hours to explore the model village. Taking time for a coffee from the tearoom and a ride on the miniature railway means that most people stay about two to three hours.
Do prices vary depending on when I visit?
Blue Peter badge owners receive free entry and we offer a 2 for 1 deal through Chiltern Railways. (please note a voucher must be downloaded from the Chiltern Railway website).
Can I leave the village and then come back in later?
If you retain your receipt then you can pop out and return, but on the day of entry only.