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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.

  • Do I need to book?

    At present, we do not take advance booking (with the exception of birthday parties and groups over 10 persons). Simply arrive 15 minutes before your desired train departure time to purchase tickets and board the train.

  • Can I bring my pushchair?

    In short, Yes! – Around 80% of our visitors bring a pram or pushchair to Lappa. We have a specially adapted wagon on the main railway to transport them to the leisure park. Simply lift them on and put the brakes on! (removing the little ones first of course!)

  • Do you run steam or diesel trains?

    On the ‘big’ railway that takes you from the car park to the leisure park, we have a fleet of 4 hard working steam locomotives and 2 diesel locomotives, these all share the work load between them. We do not guarantee what type of traction will be on any particular day. Diesel may vice steam with little or no notice.

    During the winter months, it is standard for trains to be diesel hauled (with the exception of Christmas).

    On the two other railways we have a mixture of petrol / diesel locomotives which all share the workload!

  • Are you wheelchair friendly?

    Lappa Valley is accessible by wheelchair / mobility scooter and we are aiming to improve with each day!

    For full information, please visit our accessibility and inclusivity page.

  • What does the admission price include?

    All advertised attractions, including the return train journey, boating lake, crazy golf, pedal cars, play areas, soft play (may be operating timed sessions during busy times) and our two other miniature railways. The coin-operated rides are charged at an additional £1.50

  • When are you open?

    Full details of opening times are available by clicking here

  • How often and when do the trains run?

    Trains run frequently throughout the day, full details are available here

  • Can I bring my dog(s) with me?

    Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We charge £1 per dog and they are welcome on the Steam Railway, boats, Newlyn Downs Branch Line and numerous nature walks.

  • Do you apply any age restrictions?

    Our pedal cars are for under 5’s only and the coin operated cars are recommended for ages 5 to 12 years.

  • Can I ride on all the trains as often as I would like?

    Yes, we just ask that you are considerate to other visitors.

  • Are the mine buildings accessible?

    Both the mine engine house and the chimney have no internal access.

  • Is the soft play included in the entry ticket?

    Yes, Although during busy times The Engine Shed soft play will be operating timed sessions.

  • Can I bring a picnic?

    Yes, we have many outdoor picnic areas including our Picnic and Paddle area at the top of the valley, where you can bring your own food and enjoy paddling in the stream.

    The Engine Shed offers a great selection of delicious food and drink available on all days that Lappa is open.

  • Do you sell gift vouchers?

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