Travel Directions & Information
Everything you need to know about getting to Lappa Valley, located just outside Newquay.
Opening Times & Prices
All the information you’ll need on Lappa Valley opening times, admission prices and train timetables.
Explore one of the best family days out in Cornwall. Take a nostalgic train ride through beautiful Cornish countryside and arrive in our secret valley of fun and adventure.
When that big day comes, make sure your little one has the best Birthday Party by booking one at Lappa Valley! With lots of opportunities to make the occasion extra special! Email one of our team today!
The Engine Shed
Welcome to the Engine Shed. Our multi-purpose facility where children can let off steam in the exciting multi level soft play, whilst adults refuel in the comfort of our fantastic cafe. Accessible on all days that Lappa Valley is open and included in the price of your admission.
Throughout the year, we do run promotions for our visitors enabling you to save money 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.