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!
We are open for Winter Weekends until Sunday 26 March.
We reopen daily from 1 April.


How to get here

By Car
Follow the brown signs from the A3075 via the Cubert crossroad for main road access.
We are also signposted from the A30 and A3058. Please note this takes you via narrow Cornish lanes.


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

Winter Weekends
We open 4 February until 26 March 2017.

The ticket office opens at 10:30am.

Trains will run every 40 minutes from
11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:10 & 3:50.

The last return train will be at 4:05pm.

We will fully reopen on Saturday 1 April from 10am.


Winter Prices
£6.00* per person
Dog (must be on lead) £1.00
Under 3's are FREE
FREE parking

*Not valid with any other offer or discount voucher, including Discount Returns.
The entrance play equipment is currently under improvement and will reopen at Easter.

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 block. Please note that the two miniature trains are too small to accommodate wheelchairs.


The Whistle Stop Café offers a range of excellent light bites, lunches, snacks and drinks.

The Carriage open weekends only, offering cakes, cream teas and hot and cold drinks.

Our Ice Cream Express provides a great selection of ice creams and cold drinks.

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 £4.75

A fun Lappa Valley activity bag containing a roll with choice of fillings, Pom Bears, Get Fruity bar, cookie,  juice and crayons!

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.

Annual pass

Prices held from 2016! Take advantage of our great value Annual Pass which now includes Winter Weekends and February Half Term!

Unlimited visits for 1 year*.
Adult - £30.00
Child - £27.00
Over 60s - £27.00
Family of four (2 Adults + 2 Children) -  £110.00
Family of five (2 Adults + 3 Children) - £130.00

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

Discount Returns

Will be returning from 1 April 2017, available for all full price admissions. Not valid with any other offer.

Please ask at the Ticket Office for further details.


We are delighted to host birthday parties at Lappa Valley with exclusive use of our party carriage.

A standard party package for just £12.50 per child includes:

  • A FREE adult place with every paying child booked
  • Personalised welcome sign on arrival
  • Birthday decorations for the party
  • Cab ride with the driver turning around at Benny Station for the birthday child
  • Lappa Lunch bag with drink for each child
    A fun Lappa Valley activity bag containing a roll with choice of fillings, Pom Bears, Get Fruity bar, cookie, apple juice and crayons!
  • Personalised certificate for the birthday child
  • Choice of morning or afternoon for exclusive use of party carriage (11am - 1pm or 2pm - 4pm)
  • Self print Lappa Valley party invitations

A minimum £30 deposit is required at the time of booking.
A minimum number of 10 children required per booking.
A maximum of 20 children can be seated in the party carriage.


Contact us for further details, dates and availability.


What does the admission price include?
All advertised attractions, including the return steam train journey, canoeing lake*, crazy golf*, pedal cars, play areas, indoor play carriages and our other two miniature railways. The coin-operated cars are charged at an optional additional £1.
*Subject to weather during winter opening

Are you open every day?
We are open for 2017 Winter Weekends from 10:30am until Sunday 26 March 2017,  for just £6* per person. 
We open daily from Saturday 1 April 2017, from 10am.
*Not valid with any other offer, including Discount Returns.

How often and when do the trains run?
During Winter Weekends the steam train runs every 40 minutes starting at 11.10am. The journey time is 10 minutes. The two miniature railways run on separate complimentary timetables which are more frequent in busy periods.

Can I bring my dog(s) with me?
Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We charge £1.00 per dog and they are permitted on the Steam Railway, canoe boats and Newlyn Downs Branch Line.

Do you apply any age restrictions?
The only age restrictions apply to the use of our pedal cars (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?
Yes, we just ask that you are considerate to over visitors. 

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 journey.

Are the mine buildings accessible?
Both the mine engine house and the chimney are easily seen but there is no internal access.

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 £4.75 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.