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“Great for young families”

Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Ranked #6 of 61 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: OPEN DAILY FROM 10AM! Enjoy a day of family friendly fun all included in one ticket. Dog's welcome and under 3's are FREE! Everyone loves a train ride and Lappa Valley Steam Railway offers three different railways experiences, with over three miles of track! Your journey begins with the mile-long trip, from Benny Halt Station, on a miniature steam locomotive taking you through the picturesque wooded valley to East Wheal Rose. Here you will find more railways, a fabulous wooded valley to explore with a boating lake, a path maze, crazy golf, play area, plus delicious food in the Whistle Stop Cafe and a gift shop packed with everything about trains and more. Lappa Valley is the ideal day out for a family, loads for the children to do all day and plenty to entertain mums, dads and grandparents too!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Great for young families”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

So refreshing to find a family attraction that doesn't have rollercoasters and long queues! Our children (3yr boy and 5yr girl) absolutely loved Lappa Valley and said it was their favourite place we visited while holidaying in Cornwall. They loved the steam train ride to the main park and smaller train rides, crazy golf, maze, playground and canoes! The staff were all really friendly and helpful. We spent over 5 hours there and took a picnic - we would have stayed longer but it was closing! The café is really good value for money and served jacket potatoes, pasties etc if you didn't take a picnic... and the cream teas looked delicious! The entry price was very reasonable, the only additional charge was the electric cars for the slightly older children (but was only £1) - would recommend for any young families.

Visited July 2014
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“All day fun”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Set in the beautiful Cornish country side with a short train ride to the main park.
Both my kids under ten enjoyed all that was on other the boats and mini trains were a big hit and the staff are friendly will defiantly be going back

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant for families with young children”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My boys are 5 and 2 and huge steam train fans, there was a lot for them to do and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. We had a brilliant day there. It has quite an amateurish, home-spun feel to it but that just adds to its already huge charm. Would definitely recommend it to others with young children, but probably not people with older children.

Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great day out”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

A great day out which was enjoyed by all in our group of 5 from the age of 2 to 72. A beautiful setting with plenty to do. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Visited August 2014
Thank Kirsty F
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic great value full day out”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A great day out for the whole family. Can easily spend the day here!
Discounts available online and in tourist guides.
Top tip - pay an extra 50p on entry pp then get entry tickets half price for the next 4 visits!

Includes 3 train rides, canoeing, fab crazy golf, and a maze included in price and a fantastic outdoor play area. There's also nice information boards explaining the history. Only thing that is chargeable in addition are the electric car rides. £1 a go.

Perfect for picnics or cafe food is yummy and good value, staff helpful and lovely. This place has a real family feel about it
Not so great for a rainy day as very outside with only a small indoor play space (really nice and quite new though) but we hear some bigger indoor play space is coming soon. Fingers crossed

Visited August 2014
Thank Louise T
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