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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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Address: St. Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5LX, England
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+44 1872 510317
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Fun for all the family

We open 2016 winter weekends from 5 November until 4...

Fun for all the family

We open 2016 winter weekends from 5 November until 4 December 2016, then our Santa Trains (pre-booking is essential) and 2017 winter weekends 4 February until 2016 March 2017.

Everyone, young or old, 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!

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For all who are young at heart!

Three little railways, crazy golf and a canoeing lake provide the main attraction.There is a play area for the kids and a good description of the old tin/silver mine for those... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Three little railways, crazy golf and a canoeing lake provide the main attraction.There is a play area for the kids and a good description of the old tin/silver mine for those interested in the park's history.The main line has a choice of three, wonderful stream engines along with two other train rides, one around the"play area"and another run through the... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a great review! Pleased to read you received the quality customer service you should expect from us and our staff were enjoying their jobs! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

Looe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I first visited the Lappa Valley Railway when on holiday nearby with my young children in 1989, when I found out about it by chance. We now live in Cornwall and, 27 years later, I am still regularly visiting with my grandchildren. I have lost count of the times I've been there in the intervening years, with children, grandchildren and,... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Wow! What a review! Thank you for taking time to leave us such a full and comprehensive review - we really appreciate the time you have taken to write this. We are glad you are impressed with the enhancements made by the new owner, and always delighted to read the family-friendly reputation is being well maintained, something we all take... More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had a lovely day out. It was myself, my husband, daughter and husband and two grandchildren aged 2 and 7 months. We arrived and then caught the train to the actual park. If I am honest I would say it is more geared up to the under 10's. Our 2 year old loved it and there was only the... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We would agree that we appeal in the main to under 10's and those who love trains and a good fun family centered day out! We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

truro
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I wish the new owner all the very best for the future. I used to work there and was scape goated by the then manager and the then owners, my face never fitted so i was put through a very stressful period in my life for which I shall never forget or forgive. it really is a superb location and... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your good wishes, we are excited about all of our future developments and hope you will return to see the changes! More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Went here a few days ago with my wife and two year old son. You have to take a timetabled train to actually get to the main bit of the attraction which I thought was a nice change, and our son really enjoyed the one mile journey. When you arrive at the main attraction it's in a wonderful setting with... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

We appreciate everyone who takes the effort to leave us a review and when it is such a great review we love it even more! We are glad you had a great day and hope you will be back to visit us again soon! More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

If you have young children, you really won't find a better place to take them in Cornwall than here. There is so much for them to do. There is a play park, canoes, crazy golf, football, train rides, a walking maze, walks, and my young son's favourite activity - peddle tractors. I promise you it is worth every penny if... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

What a great review - we are so very pleased you were too late for Heligan Gardens and visited us instead! We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

huyton
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

went here on tuesday 12 april had a brill day lots to do went on train rides lots of times drivers were really helpful talking to the kids telling them about the trains lovely play areas went on canoe boats twice played crazy golf we didnt have any food there we took a picnic with us will defo visit here... More 

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We always love to hear great things about out staff and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to take young children, it starts with a 5 minute magical train journey to the main area which was a great surprise for the kids. There's lots of play areas for all ages, boats, trucks, more trains, crazy golf and more. Great day out.

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review - we are glad to read you enjoyed your day with us and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Penryn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Kids were amused all day! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. What I really like is the fact that once you're in the kids can't wander off onto any roads or escape -feels safe.

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and friendly environment and we hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Nice selection of activities and not too long a wait. Grounds very well maintained and clean. Limited eating outlets, more snacks/ice-creams so would definitely recommend own packed lunch. Would re-visit.

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muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we do offer a range of lunch options and we are looking at expanding what we offer but you are very welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy one of our many lovely picnic areas. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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