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 open daily from 10am and the last returning train of the day is 4.50pm.


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

LVR Timetable 2016

2016 PriceS

Standard Prices
Adult - £12.50
Child (3-15) - £10.00
Over 60's - £10.00
Family Saver (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40.00*
Family Saver (2 Adults & 3 Children) £43.00*
Dog - £1.00
Under 3s are FREE.
*Not valid with any other offer or discount voucher

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
Disabled Access
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.


The Whistle Stop Café offers a range of excellent light bites, lunches and snacks.
The Carriage Café is open on weekends offering cakes, cream teas and hot and cold drinks.
Our Ice Cream Express provides a great selection of ice creams and hot 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, apple 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

Live in Cornwall or visit here regularly?
Then take advantage of our great value Annual Pass which now includes winter weekends!

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

Pay just £1.00 per person extra on the day of your visit and you can then return up to four times for just £6.00 per person.

Expires 30 October 2016.

Please ask at the Ticket Office for further details.


We are delighted to host birthday parties at Lappa Valley with exclusive use of our NEW 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)
  • Lappa Valley printable party invitations

A minimum £30 deposit is required at the time of booking.
A minimum number of 10 children required per booking.


Contact us for further details, dates and availability.


What does the admission price include?
All advertised attractions. The steam train return journey, boating lake, crazy golf, pedal cars, play areas and our other two miniature railways are included. The coin-operated cars are charged at an optional additional £1.

Are you open every day?
Yes, during our season 19 March until 30 October 2016. We open daily at 10am.
We will also be opening for selected winter weekends in 2016/17. See out timetable for full details.

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 complimentary 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 £1.00 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 / 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?
Yes, we just ask that you are considerate to over visitors.  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.

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.