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About Hobbies

Since 1895, Hobbies have been supplying model makers and enthusiasts with a wide range of quality model kits, accessories, tools, components and guidebooks.

We believe model making is not just a pastime, but also an experience to share with friends, siblings, children and grandchildren. Hobbies stock a diverse range of hobby kits and accessories, from Revell kits to dolls houses, model boat kits to remote control planes. Whatever your age or experience level, you’ll be able to find something to pique your interest at Hobbies.

Here on our website, you will find Hobbies’ complete catalogue range as well as additional products, special offers, events and information. Shopping online is quick and easy, and our mail order department work hard to ensure that your deliveries are dispatched in record time. When you order from Hobbies, you’ll never have to wait long for your model kits to arrive. If you have any queries about your order, our customer service team is on hand to answer questions and ensure that your shopping experience goes as smoothly as possible.

Many of our customers still enjoy having a physical copy of our famous Hobbies Handbook. This large, full-colour catalogue is perfect for referring to when you’re making an order, or simply deciding which kit you’d like to build next. The Hobbies Handbook is available online for only £3.25 with free postage in the UK (or £7.50 for Europe and £10.95 for the rest of the world).

We pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for quality and service, and have many thousands of happy customers, both here in the UK and overseas.

Visit the Hobbies shop

If you’d like any tips or advice, or simply a chance to chat with like-minded hobbyists, why not visit our Hobbies shop in Raveningham, Norfolk? We’re open Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) and Saturday (9am – 1pm), and stock an extensive range of products, from plastic model kits to dolls houses — all available for you to browse and buy, and ideal for those who don’t feel like waiting a couple of days for their delivery!

How to find us

If travelling from Norwich:

Our Hobbies shop is only 12 miles south of Norwich. On the A146, turn off at Hales and follow the brown signs for The Raveningham Centre and you will soon see our big red sign. Follow this round a few corners for about two miles, then turn right into the Raveningham Centre.

If travelling from Lowestoft:

Turn off at the Gillingham roundabout (it has a BP Garage and a McDonalds) and head for Great Yarmouth on the A143. Take the first left up the Old Beccles Road for 2 miles, then turn left again when you see the big red sign for Hobbies. Take the next left afterwards into the Raveningham Centre.

At the Raveningham Centre

Once at the Raveningham Centre, you’ll find us in the second-to-last building on your right as you drive in. We have ample free car parking space on site, and will be waiting to give you a warm, friendly welcome!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm Saturday: 9am–1pm

Closed all Sundays and Bank Holidays

Contact Us

You can call us on 01508 549330 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays and 9am and 1pm on Saturdays. If you’d prefer to email us, send us a message at enquiries@alwayshobbies.com with your questions, queries, or comments. We always look forward to hearing from you.

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Hobbies Shop On a Sunny Day