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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

St. Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5HZ, England
+44 1872 510317
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride and Lappa Valley Steam Railway offers three different railways experiences, with over three miles of track!... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Manchester, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

OK, so you get to ride trains. 2 or 3 different ones in total I think, if you can be bothered. But for a family ticket weighing in at £37 that is frankly not good enough. The brochureware is a triumph of spin and exaggeration which the reality does not live up to. The play castle was little more than... More

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West Bromwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Took the kids, they loved it but i felt it wasn't as good as the brochure would suggest. Prices are a bit high for whats on offer.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this day out, it was recommended by someone. Stayed all day, our 5 year loved it, went on everything there some things 2 or 3 times. Nice setting. Really nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My parents took myself and my brother many years ago and now that i have a young family i wanted to take them. We weren't disappointed the journey in alone is good fun, apart from the go carts which you have to pay extra for you can go on all the attractions over and over but unlike big theme parks... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely day for my family, children aged 8 and 4 years old. A lot of park areas, crazy golf, trains etc. Paid £37 for a family ticket, I feel this day out should only cost £25 maximum based on what there is to do when you get there.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Two adults, one over 3, two under 3s (free) and our dog had a lovely day out here today for just shy of £35. Cafe was clean, reasonably priced and provided a good range of food; activities on site are family orientated and it was lovely to play on all of the equipment, ride the rails and have a go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Another great day out at Lappa Valley. Visited 3 times in the last year and my 3 year old loves it more each time! Lovely to see my 18 month old enjoying it today too. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Will be back soon.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been coming to Lappa Valley for the past 5 years and this year the boys wanted to stay at the recently refurbished flat above the station ticket office. It was a lovely and welcoming place to stay, with unlimited access to the trains, play areas, boating lake, crazy golf etc included during opening hours and use of the... More

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

Thank-you very much for such positive support for Lappa Valley and your stay in the holiday flat -always good to hear the views of regular visitors More

Fareham, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

First things first, if you are in Cornwall then keep an eye out for the vouchers in local newspapers, we came here because of a 'kids go free offer' which meant we paid £24 for a family of 4 which felt about right. There are no big rides here, it is good old fashioned fun, nice play parks, 3 different... More

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

Thanks for the feedback and glad that you enjoyed a value-for money visit. Sorry you felt frustrated over our dogs welcome policy and I note your suggestion ; however the vast majority of dog owners are very considerate when it comes to mess. We hope to increase the wet weather play areas in the next few years. I hope we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our youngest saw the leaflet and immediately choose where we were going. Having read the reviews we weren't disappointed. Well maintained trains and grounds. The youngest (3) thoroughly enjoyed the numerous train rides. While the eldest (8) enjoyed the boat rides. It was a pleasant surprise to visit somewhere that once you pay the entry fee you aren't fleeced for... More

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

Many thanks for your comments and glad that you enjoyed yourselves and that our all-inclusive pricing was appreciated. More

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