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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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Address: St. Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5LX, England
Phone Number: +44 1872 510317
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 children to do all day and plenty to entertain mums, dads and grandparents too!

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Maxing for young families

Wow wow wow!! What an amazing place to take children I have a one year and nearly Nine year old they both loved it something to do for both ages!! 3 trains, boats, golf... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow!! What an amazing place to take children I have a one year and nearly Nine year old they both loved it something to do for both ages!! 3 trains, boats, golf, playgrounds, walks. If I lived closer I would be there every day during holidays! Staff very friendly and helpful can tell they take pride in their... More 

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Thank Qwertyyisna
Newquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife visited Lappa Valley on Tuesday 23rd August with her daughter and two grandsons.....looking forward to a lovely day out. Unfortunately, after unloading the car and getting ready for the train my wife tripped on a stone and fell heavily! She fell onto her hands and knees causing bruising and a deep nasty cut to her left wrist. The... More 

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Thank neil b
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited lappa while on holiday with my 4 children aged between 2 and 9 and they all had a great day out!!. My train mad 4 year old son loves being able to ride on the trains several times his favourite being the fast little one that goes through tunnels. We all had a game of crazy golf... More 

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Thank Topsy86
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like trains then this may be money well spent, if you are looking for something a bit more diverse then this may be a bit disappointing. The Crazy-Golf was quite a let down, if you really enjoy Crazy-Golf then this could be annoying. None of the greens (or holes) are flat so it can be quite difficult to... More 

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Thank Kyle H
Launceston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Lappa on a very busy day with a fellow mummy friend and our 20 month olds. We live in Cornwall and both have boys that love trains so went along to check it out. We absolutely loved it and stayed nearly all day. It has three trains, one which takes you from the car park to the main park!... More 

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Thank funkichica
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great find, thanks to trip advisor, when we were looking for something different to do while staying in Newquay – there is only so many sandcastles you can build in one week. While I give this 5 stars this is not something you would probably want to do on a cold or wet day, as the activities... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to offer trains ride, crazy golf, play areas indoors/outdoors, canoe, pedals car (under 5) and toddlers path maze. Our sons are 10 and 7 yrs although they had a great time it's more for younger children 2-8 yrs old. For a family of 4 the price £40 but all the above is included in the price, except some coins... More 

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Marhamchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this attraction 3 times, once as a small child in around 1984, and twice in recent years with my own kids. The most recent holiday was arranged around this single attraction. Firstly we must admit that the oldest boy has been inured with steam from day one, but this is true neither of the wife nor youngest... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, we love reading that you visited yourself as a child and are now returning with your own children. We certainly look forward to welcoming you and your family back again very soon! More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not leave Cornwall without a visit ...this is a lovely location and they are continuing to develop more for the children's enjoyment... We have visited on numerous occasions and never failed to have a lovely day, both adults and children alike! Terence Willey UK

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, we couldn't ask for more! We certainly hope you will be back to see us again on your next visit! More 

Tring, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this place more suited to families with younger children (our son is 9) although he did like the crazy golf and canoes. You pay once and then everything is included. The little steam train ride to the main part was good. We didn't have great weather the day we visited but think it would be better on a... More 

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Thank Sandie67
muffin032, Marketing Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are glad to read your son enjoyed the golf and canoes. We will pass on the comments about the floor in the cafe so this doesn't happen again. We do hope you will be back to visit us again. More 

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