Plan your visit

Lappa Valley is situated just outside of Newquay. You will discover a fantastic day of adventure and discovery, all in one ticket!
If you are planning on visiting Cornwall for more than one day you may find our Discover Cornwall page helpful.


How to get here

By Car
Follow the brown signs from the A3075 via the Cubert crossroad. We are also signposted from the A30 and A3058.

By Coach

The only access wide enough for coaches is via the A3075; follow the brown signs from the Cubert crossroads.

By Bicycle

We are located just a few minutes off the St Piran Way (National Cycle Route).

Opening Times

We are open every day until Sunday 1 November 2015.

The Ticket Office opens at 10am.

Open 7 days a week all season.

Train Timetable 28 March - 1 May


Adult - £12
Child - £9.50
Over 60's - £10
Family Saver (2 Adults & 2 Children) £37
Family Saver (2 Adults & 3 Children) £40
Dog - £1

Under 3s are FREE.

Disabled access

We have two wheelchairs available to borrow at no charge. If you are bringing your own wheelchair please note that the maximum size we can fit into the steam train carriage is:-

  • 130 cm high
  • 120 cm long (front to back)
  • 70 cm wide

The steam train has specially adapted (ramped) compartments suitable for wheelchairs and staff will assist with access. Around half of the leisure park is accessible by wheelchairs with hard paved paths connecting the leisure park steam platform with the café and main toilet block. Disabled facilities are provided at the ticket office and main toilet blocks. Please note that the two miniature trains are too small to accommodate wheelchairs.


We source local produce and serve a wide variety of lunchtime meals including pasties, jacket potatoes, freshly cut sandwiches, panini’s and daily specials.

If you are still hungry, we have Cornish cream teas, a tempting selection of homemade cakes and Cornish Dairy ice cream.

Cafe Cake


We offer a great range of hot children's meals for just £3.50 as well as the

Lappa Lunch Bag for just £4.50

A fun activity bag containing a roll with choice of fillings,

crispy potato snack, juicy fruit mix, train cookie and apple juice.

Over 60 Steam & Cream

Travel by steam train then enjoy a delightful cream tea in the Whistle Stop Café. Available from the 1.50pm train onwards.

Download our Booking Form
T&C's: £8 per person. Minimum booking 6. Over 60's only.
Pre-booking essential.


Live in Cornwall or holiday here regularly?
Then take advantage of our great value season or discount return tickets.

Unlimited visits for 1 year*.
Adult - £38
Child - £32
Over 60s - £32
Family of four (2 Adults + 2 Children) -  £120
Family of five (2 Adults + 3 Children) - £145

Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
*Excludes Santa Trains

Discount Returns

Pay just 50p per person extra on the day of your visit and you can then return up to four times for just £6 per person.

Expires 1 November 2015.

Please ask at the Ticket Office for further details.


We are delighted to host birthday parties at Lappa Valley Steam Railway with exclusive use of our marquee.

A standard party package for just £10 per child includes:

  • Personalised welcome sign on arrival
  • A choice of theme - Transport, Pirate or Princess
  • Themed decorations for the party
  • Cab ride with the driver turning around at Benny Station
  • Themed activity pack for each child
  • Lappa Lunch bag with drink for each child
  • A FREE adult place with every child booked

EXTRAS: We also offer a range of optional extras including themed birthday cake, face painter, children's entertainer and reserved themed train carriage, subject to a minimum of 4 weeks notice.

A minimum £25 deposit is required at the time of booking.


Contact us for further details, dates and availability.

We will do everything we can to ensure a very special and memorable birthday!


What does the admission price include?
Everything except for the electric car ride at £1 per token. The steam train return journey, boating lake, crazy golf, pedal cars, play areas and our other two miniature railways are included.

Are you open every day?
Yes, during our season 28 March until 1 November 2015. We open at 10am.

How often and when do the trains run?
The steam train runs every 40 minutes starting at 10.30am. In busy times the steam trains will run roughly every 20 minutes. The steam journey time is 10 minutes.
The two miniature railways run on separate timetables which again are more frequent in busy periods.

Can I bring my dog(s) with me?
Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We charge £1 per dog and they are permitted on the steam train, boats and the second smallest train.

Do you apply any age restrictions?
The only age restrictions apply to the use of our pedal cars / go-karts (under 5’s only) and the electric cars (ages 5 to 12 only).

Can I ride on all the trains as often as I would like?
There is no limit to the number of rides for the two miniature trains, although we ask that after a ride you allow others that have been waiting to board before your next ride. You will automatically enjoy two rides on the steam train during your visit, once from the car park and again on your return journey from the leisure park.

I see you have a leisure park reached by the steam train, can I reach the park by any other means?
No – a key part of the visit is the experience of the return steam train trip.

Are the mine buildings accessible?
Both the mine engine house and the chimney are easily seen but there is no internal access. The mine engine house does have an internal viewing platform but the building is closed for the foreseeable future until funds can be raised for essential health and safety works.

Can I bring a picnic?
Yes, we have many outdoor picnic areas but please note our Whistle Stop Café at the leisure park has an excellent snack and children's menu including Lappa Lunch Bags at £4.50 each. Our kiosk provides take-away sandwiches along with hot and cold drinks.

Do you sell trains?
Yes, we now host the largest selection of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' stock in all of Cornwall, as well as a vast range of 'Hornby' items. A small selection can be viewed at our Ticket Office which is free to enter.