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Fun Day

Visited the funday on the 28th July, my family and friends enjoyed our time there. Porchlight is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Munday88
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Father and son

This is a great and inexpensive venue for parents of a certain age to reminisce and to show their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul T
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Relive the story of Britain’s best loved toys. Come and see our fascinating displays, featuring rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives. Track the history of Hornby’s iconic model trains from Frank Hornby’s early...more
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Westwood Industrial Estate, Ramsgate Road | Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate CT9 4JA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great day we had, for the adults it was like going back in time seeing and playing with our childhood toys. and the children had even a better time, it was like they were given the keys to a toy shop.More

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HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Hornby Visitor Centre and for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, it is great to hear that both adults and children had a good time....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the funday on the 28th July, my family and friends enjoyed our time there. Porchlight is a amazing charity who helped me when I was in a dark place. I received a phone call on the 31st saying we won on the raffle, it...More

Thank Munday88
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your time at the Hornby Visitor Centre. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Fun Day. We really enjoy raising money for charity and appreciate everyone coming along to support us. Thank you for taking part...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great and inexpensive venue for parents of a certain age to reminisce and to show their young children what a childhood used to be like, when imagination and physical skills were used more than tablets and phones

1  Thank Paul T
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Hornby Visitor Centre. We are pleased that you had a good time and hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 2 Grandsons here today who both have separate Hornby track layouts at home and to bring back some childhood memories for myself from 50 years ago. All of us were not impressed. My 12 year old autistic grandson asked me "What's the...More

1  Thank Graham B
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to review The Hornby Visitor Centre. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Your comments will be passed on to management. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit for anyone interested in model railways, cars, aeroplanes, etc. There are a lot of railway layouts and two scalextric tracks. Some interactive displays and lots of interesting information. Plenty to see, plus a well-stocked shop and cafe. We went...More

Thank hazelrobbins49
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Hornby Visitor Centre and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 June 2018

makes any mans day with all the boys toys that you can think of trains and cars and kits to buy you need a lot of pocket money

Thank steve l
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We were in Margate for the weekend, and decided to pop into the Hornby Centre as we were in the area. We entered as staff appeared to be busy taking inventory. We appeared to be intruding on their activity, because when my wife asked at...More

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HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hornby Visitor Centre. I am sorry that you left us disappointed. I have shared your review with management and staff to ensure that this does not happen again in the future. Kind regards

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Under 2 pounds. Cafe and toilets. Open 7 days a week. Near Margate. Avoid busy times. Great for adults and kids

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HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hornby Visitor Centre. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant centre. Friendly staff and so many memories to enjoy of my childhood. 100% reccoemended for gentlemen of a certain age!

Thank manslag j
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hornby Visitor Centre. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you come and see us again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A good option for a rainy day but at £5 per adult it does seem quite expensive for what is only going to take an hour to visit. We regularly go to the model railway at New Romney Station and although this is a bit...More

Thank Lydia H
HornbyVisitorCentre, Instore Consumer Activity Coordinator at The Hornby Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hornby Visitor Centre. I have passed your comments on to staff so that we can assure that trains are running on layouts. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards

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