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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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Address: St. Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1872 510317
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Description: Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride and Lappa Valley Steam Railway...
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 kids to do all day and plenty to entertain mums and dads too!
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Great day out

On our recent visit to Cornwall we decided to give Lappa Valley a try. The leaflet made the place sound fantastic, so we went with an open mind thinking we may get a few hours out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

On our recent visit to Cornwall we decided to give Lappa Valley a try. The leaflet made the place sound fantastic, so we went with an open mind thinking we may get a few hours out of a visit. Much to our surprise the leaflet was accurate and we had a fantastic full day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Been a couple of times now, perfect for prams, young kids and older ones too. Staff are knowledgable and you can tell they love being there. Great prices, good food in the café and it's never too busy. A fab day out.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to go to it was dog friendly, pram friendly and baby/toddler friendly. It's a great place for little children and all of your family members my baby brother loved the trains, the soft play, me pushing him round the maze and the steam engines. I loved the train rides, giant tube slide, the maze, the play fort, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Me & my 4 year old daughter & her friend visited Lappa Valley during May half term with another friend and her 4 year old son & 5 year old daughter. We arrived just before dinner time (11ish) & made our way to the train station. The kids loved the steam train ride,open carriages,tooting under tunnels,the smell & the scenery...if... More 

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As the parent of a kid who loves Thomas the Tank Engine & any other "choo choo`s" we thought this would be an ideal place to visit whilst in the area. The narrow roads leading to the park were a bit scary so I was pleased I wasnt driving. Upon entrance, you have to actually board a mini steam train... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My Grand Daughters words, ' Best Day Ever' What a fantastic day out...... The train journey into the magic of Lappa Valley is great. Friendly, lovely happy staff make it a special time for everyone. Loads to do, we will be back to try other parts of the park. Thank you everyone........ xxxxxx

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We really are delighted that you had such a great day and makes all of the efforts of our great staff worth it! More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here for the first time today and were very impressed! We have two young sons age 5 and 3 and they loved it from start to finish. We went on three different steam train rides on different routes round the park which were all fun, and we didnt have to wait long before one was ready. There are... More 

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

Thank you for the review - we are always pleased to hear when guests have a great day! More 

Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great day out! 11 of us went for a family members birthday, staff were friendly on arrival, really nice journey into the park on the train, which made it more special, once you arrive in the park you are greeted by the friendliest staff, all happy with a smile and nothing is too much trouble for them, they are always... More 

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

Thank you for commenting on our staff - it is always great to hear how helpful and friendly they have been. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We are from up north so maybe attractions are cheaper there but this is definitely an overpriced attraction in our opinion. There is just not enough there to warrant the entrance fee for anyone over 5 years old. We were lucky it was a nice warm day, a Saturday, not many people were there. We arrived at 10.30am to lots... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback. We do welcome dogs and find that nearly all dog owners are considerate and their wards well behaved. The maze is rather unique in being without 'walls' but many parents appreciate that children do not get lost ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited Lappa Valley for the first time today. Our two children (aged 2 half & 4) absolutely loved it! I wasn't expecting quite so much to do, thought we'd only be there for a few hours. We ended up staying until the end of the day. The three different train rides were brilliant. Our little boy had a permanent... More 

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We are delighted you and your family had such a great day and that your little boy was so happy about his visit! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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