Husband and wife, Rachel and Mark Hill, have spent the last four months renovating the much-loved model village, alongside their family, friends and members of their team.

This week the duo officially re-opened their doors to the public and re-introduced the beloved landmark in Sewerby, Bridlington, to this new chapter.

In its storied history and with the owner’s passion for preserving tradition and embracing the new, Rachel and Mark have been committed to elevating the visitor experience with a new in-and-outdoor Garden Tea Room, modification of the village and creating an inclusive space that resonates with everyone.
The model village has already seen hundreds of visitors come through its doors since officially opening on Wednesday 1st and it shows no sign of slowing down. Whether it’s for a home baked scone and cup of Yorkshire tea, or a visit with the family to explore Bondville itself, there is so much to experience in this quaint corner of Yorkshire.

Rachel said: "We are delighted to build upon the rich legacy of Bondville. Our vision has always been about making this an inclusive space for everyone to enjoy and alongside my family I am so proud and humbled by the reception we’ve received from the public so far.”

She continued: “Throughout the year you can expect live events, entertainment and seasonal celebrations, because Bondville is a place that will hold lifelong memories and not just passing moments.”
On Saturday 4th of May, the opening was championed by local Mayor and Mayoress, John and Diane Arthur, alongside explorers who travelled across Yorkshire to experience the model village on opening week.

One visitor Katherine, mum to Rowan and Evan, travelled from Leeds and said about their visit: “It’s so great to see Bondville open once again. We spent all last summer waiting and it’s absolutely been worth it, the place is amazing. We’ve been here for two hours and every time we walk around, we find something new to see.”

Bondville Model Village and Garden Tea Rooms are open six days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and you can pre-book tickets by visiting their website or paying upon venue arrival.