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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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 place for the kids to be kids

Great place for the kids, it is a little run down but has lots for the kids to do. We did like that you have to get on the train to arrive in the park, my 16mth old daughter even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place for the kids, it is a little run down but has lots for the kids to do. We did like that you have to get on the train to arrive in the park, my 16mth old daughter even enjoyed the train ride especially as we arrived at the little station. My 7yr old loved going on the other... More 

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Roche, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our Grandson's 5th birthday party was held there. The birthday carrage greeted us with his name on a board and it was decorated really nicely with table coverings, plates, napkins, balloons and signs. He was also able to sit in the engine with the driver at the end. Very good value for money. The kids loved the party pack with... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute hidden gem! Stunning location to. We visited here not really expecting much for our money! How very wrong we were. We paid for 2 adults and 4 children so it wasn't a cheap,day out but it was worth every single penny. The train ride into the park is the start followed by open space that includes... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very over rated for the price. Train ride was nice although not much to look at, when you get to the other end there is a café a few things for young children to do and that's about it. Extremely disappointed.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lappa valley does what it says its a park with 3 trains all of which can be ridden for free as much as you like with plenty of other games/play areas to keep children of various ages, and adults, busy all day. As a family we enjoyed the canoeing pond, also free. All staff we spoke to were polite, knowledgeable... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I took my two children aged 3 and 7 on a sunny day. We all enjoyed the trains and variety of attractions which included numerous play areas, crazy golf and boating lake. The park is well laid out and the staff are friendly - the engine drivers clearly love their job!! There are plenty of picnic tables if you take... More 

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newquay cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lappa Valley is exactly what it tries to be a park with several train rides and plenty of room and equipment for children to play in. This is not a Cornish attraction designed for adults and it never advertises itself as such. We visited today with our two grandchildren aged 2 and 7. The two year old is a big... More 

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

What a lovely detailed review - thank you! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to visit this attraction with the family on a cold and wet day, I wasn't expecting much but had a really great day. My Son (7) had great fun on all of the trains and even enjoyed the kayaks which was quite a surprise. Crazy golf turned into a family competition. All in all it was a good 4-5hrs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the park with my two children (ages 2 and 5). Despite initially being concerned that we may not have a full day here I was pleasantly suprised! After getting there just after one train left for the park, we were reassured by the friendly and welcoming staff that another one would be round in about 15 mins. A lovely... More 

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falmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the most fantastic time! There was so much to do and we didn't realise there was another train ride until the end of the day! Lappa valley has beautiful surroundings, which makes it so magical! Great value for money and good price season passes and return passes which are very inviting as I am a local childminder! And... More 

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What a fantastic review - we are glad you will be coming back to see us again!!! More 

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