Mini Blackpool village closed due to flooding

Flooded mini village
Photo by Blackpool Model Village

Blackpool Model Village and Gardens (BMV) closed due to flooding as a result of the heavy rainfall. 

Water covered several of the village’s scenes and walkways, making the attraction inaccessible.

The pier disappeared under the water.

Flooded mini pier
The pier disappeared under the water. Credit: Blackpool Model Village

Anita Brakewell, Director of the BMV said: “There is no damage but it is likely some buildings will need more repairs than normal when we close for the winter on 3 November.

“We hope to be open tomorrow (12 October) providing we don’t have another downpour tomorrow morning.

“It is only the second time in the last 20 years that we have had to close due to flooding.” 

The attraction describes itself as the biggest little village in Lancashire. 

Flooded walkway at BMV
Photo by Blackpool Model Village

BMV opened in 1972, in Stanley Park, and is an award-winning family-owned business, which has hundreds of village scenes.

The scenes are themed around British towns and cities, as well as British history. 

The village is home to many sculptures depicting British life, such as footballers, soldiers and guardsmen as well as real-life ducks.