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St Newlyn East, Nr Newquay. TR8 5LX
01872 510317
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About Lappa Valley

Discover the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. Children will delight in the thrill of trains and boats, explore nature, let off steam in our outdoor spaces before refuelling in comfort at the café.

Travel by train into a world of excitement and exploration for young families. Take our swan pedalos out on the boating lake, have a little family competition on the crazy golf course and enjoy the excitement of two more railway lines.

Set in 35 acres of rolling green countrywide just outside Newquay, you’ll be transported by a miniature steam engine through Cornish woodlands. Step off the train and into a world of wonder, perfect for children under 10.

Surrounded by green space and rich with mining history, Lappa Valley is a place beloved of families through the generations.

Now open all year round

Lappa Valley have opened The Engine Shed, an indoor soft-play area and large cafe allowing them to open all year round. Check their website for full details about visiting in Winter.

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Worth Knowing

Lappa Valley provide a wealth of support and experience in assisting families with disabilities, including those with sensory issues. Contact the team for more information about help making your visit enjoyable for everyone in your family.

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What Visitors Say

"The staff are incredibly friendly, passionate about their work and the trains. They love to make the whole experience magical for kids."
"Well kept, lots of different activities which are all free once you are in there (except the electric cars which I think you need tokens for from the gift shop). We loved riding on the different trains, my daughter who uses a wheelchair was well accommodated for."
"Great day out. Highly recommended. A very reasonable price too The staff were super friendly. Considering the type of attraction Lappa Valley is I must say it is one of the most dog friendly places of its type we have been to. The little one loved it and so did we. Would definitely visit again."

Lappa Valley News & Events

01 Jan
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Penhaligon’s Friends chosen as Lappa Valley’s charity of the year

Lappa Valley near Newquay has been enjoyed by families for nearly 50 years, transporting visitors by steam train along the former Cornwall Minerals Railway line from Newquay to the old East Wheel Rose mine site […]

17 Apr
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Peter Rabbit at Lappa Valley

Family favourite Peter Rabbit will be visiting Lappa Valley this Easter*. Come along and meet him at regular intervals on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April 2022. Enjoy all of the magic of Lappa while […]

04 Dec
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Nostalgic Christmas fun at Lappa Valley

Enjoy the wonder and magic of Lappa Valley at Christmas time. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where there is a present for every child. Take a nostalgic steam train ride through the wooded valley into Lappa and find lots of festive fun.

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