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Plan your Visit

Located in the countryside just outside Newquay, we’re one of the best days out in Cornwall for families.

Find out all you need to know about planning your visit to our much-loved attraction.

Special Offers

Throughout the year, we run promotions for our visitors enabling you to enjoy even more value on your visit to Lappa.

The best ways to save money on regular visits to Lappa Valley are our Annual Pass and Discount Return deals. Keep returning to this page for more information about ongoing offers throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's some of the most popular questions asked at our Ticket Office. Please contact us if you have any specific enquiries. We are happy to help.

Days Out in Newquay

Plan your day out in the beautiful area around Newquay - there's so much to see and do!

Group & School Visits

We offer a wide range of days out for adults and children. Combine your visit with an educational talk on steam locomotives and the important role railways played through the ages or why not pre book a steam train ride and delicious Cornish Cream Tea in The Engine Shed (our lakeside cafe and soft play) - we have an itinerary to suit any interest, timescale or budget


Lappa Valley has a rich and wonderful heritage and we continue to tell the story of our history to this day. The Lappa railway still runs live steam on one of the oldest railway track beds in Cornwall and is home to one of the largest remaining Cornish engine houses in the country.

East Wheal Rose Engine House

In 1846 over 1,200 men, women and children were employed in the mine at East Wheal Rose. In those days the valley would have been filled with the sounds of ore being broken up, wagons rolling in and out, steam engines hissing and whistling, and the general hubbub of so many people at work. In an age before television, this scene was the wonder of the neighbourhood and a favourite place for Sunday excursions.

Holidays with Babies and Toddlers

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