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“Lovely visit with lots to do! ”

Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Ranked #7 of 57 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: OPEN DAILY FROM 10AM! Enjoy a day of family friendly fun all included in one ticket. Dog's welcome and under 3's are FREE! Everyone 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Lovely visit with lots to do! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Looking for places to go with a dog and young child is hard so we were excited to hear about Lappa Valley! Both our dog and our toddler enjoyed the trains (although our dog had to "watch" our toddler on the miniature railway! Hilarious little touches along the routes which were fun to look out for! We had some lunch at the cafe which was nice. The playgrounds were great although hopefully the paint will dry...! Feels like you are on a little secluded island away from the hustle and bustle of life, definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Tizwas1979
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I think a lot of families are saying it's great for children when they really mean the grown ups had just as much fun. We are 2 not so young visitors ( been twice) and love the place. So much to see and do. We spend all day here. The entry fee may seem a little expensive, but when you can stay all day, take advantage of so many other attractions and not spend anything else, it's a bargain.The peace is only interrupted by the arrival of one of the trains, a delightful reminder of the past. Food in the café is delicious. Staff are lovely. We'll be visiting again this year.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank mazmill
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muffin032, General Manager at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thanks very much for such a positive review at the start of a new season ! Our experience is that children of all ages enjoy being here ! Yes I do believe our pricing is very competitive given our 'all-inclusive' policy and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
1 review
“:D excelent day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

my little boy loved it when we went in 2012 we are going back again this year in may. there is so much to do for little ones and adults

Visited April 2013
Thank Lexy S
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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Perfect for the little ones, they enjoyed the boating lake and the miniature railway, especially the train that takes you there. Have been before and would go again.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Chris D
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Thank you for a wonderful visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited as a family of 13 people on 23rd December to Santas grotto.

All the staff were lovely, helpful and cheerful and we all had a fantastic time despite the weather. We have never had a private family visit to see Santa and nothing was too much trouble. Santa looked good and was very chatty with the children and we loved singing with him.
The mulled wine and mince pies were delicious!!
Thank you so much for a lovely time and for creating great memories for the children. We all had a lovely time and will deff be coming again next year x

Thank RachFal
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