Abingdon Miniature Village

Abingdon Miniature Village


Posted 2012-01-16 by Simonefollow
This neat little place is set in a backdrop of beautifully manicured gardens, adorned with, you guessed it, miniature buildings. is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm, except Christmas and Boxing Day.

Situated just off Pinjarra Road at 28 Husband Road in Barragup and less than a ten minute drive from Mandurah, receives tours from the (HATS) Hotel and Tour Shuttle Bus, which departs from the Mandurah train station.

If you do not wish to take a tour, getting to Barragup is still easy, with trains running from Perth to Mandurah and a bus service direct to the village twice daily as well.

When we first visited the the owners were in the process of extending the gardens and the mini golf was yet to be constructed; this is now complete. Still, it was quite charming and there was enough to see and do for little ones.

On first steps past the payment entrance, wisteria vines cover the long archways, making an amazing display of full greenery and colour when the flowers are in bloom.

The stunning gardens are aplenty and divided into different sections by wide pathways. The trails wind round gardens filled with varied bushes, hedges and topiaries of all shapes, sizes and shades. At the edges of rockeries are flowering ornamental annuals of many bursting colours.

Find the secret rose garden and throw a coin into the wishing fountain. There are hidden spaces about everywhere that are waiting to be discovered by the kids.

A one thousand square metre hedge maze can be viewed from raised platforms if you have trouble working out how to navigate from start to finish. You'll have to get out first to do this though, or take a sneak peak before you go. There's also a flat ground circle maze with cement paths and grass in between.

Grassed areas around the village and miniature buildings are lush and neatly maintained. To the 'miniatures' themselves; this would have taken a keen and patient individual or persons to create the magic here.

Abingdon miniatures can be purchased in the U.K., where the fascinating Abingdon history surrounding these mini replicas of real life buildings has originated. They even pose little people in the displays doing various activities. A model train is included and operates along the purpose-built railway line, throughout another area of the garden.

Here are some more miniature buildings from the village:

The 'Ruby House' Tearooms have a heritage all of their own as well and the traditional menu is lovely. A BBQ area is available outside and you can take your own picnic. A kid's playground is here too.

Cost for entry is $38 per family of two adults and two children. Adults alone are $14 each, with children from 3 – 12 years at half this price. Senior and student discounts are priced at $10 each.

There has been talk about a grumpy old guy that works there, which could easily be explained. It would take a lot of hard work to keep this place as attractive as it is, which may be unrewarding at times if there's not much appreciation happening. Who knows?

The business is now for sale or lease and the current owners will be closing the gate from 31st January, 2012. Select 'Business Opportunity' on their home page if you are interested in this unique chance to run a well-established business.

In the meantime, if you wish to see the miniatures before they close (with an unknown reopening date), visit today.

Contact Details:
Phone: (08) 9534 9079
Fax: (08) 9534 9719
Email: [email protected]

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