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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.


There’s a wealth of family-friendly activities to enjoy here at Lappa Valley. From our Boating Lake to our adventure golf course, from outdoor adventures to our exciting indoor multi level soft play area, from our musical trail to our woodland walks; there’s plenty of fun to be had on our 35-acre Secret World of Play and Trains nestled in the heart of the Cornish Countryside.

The Engine Shed

Open all year, children can let off steam in our exciting indoor multi level soft play, whilst adults refuel in the comfort of our comfortable modern cafe. Accessible on all days that Lappa Valley is open and included in the price of your admission.

Food and Drink

There’s plenty to fuel your fun right here at Lappa Valley!

The Engine Shed, located right in the heart of Lappa Valley, offers a range of excellent light bites, lunches, snacks and drinks all year round. We offer homemade comfort food which all the family can enjoy, using a range of local suppliers. With hot meals, sandwiches, soups and a tempting array of cakes available, there will be something for everyone.

Also open daily from March to October, The Crib Hut is the ideal place for easy, grab and go light bites, like pasties, sausage rolls, filled rolls, hot and soft drinks and lovely locally sourced ice cream!

Meet the Engines

We have a wonderful fleet of locomotives here at Lappa Valley, all with their own story and history behind them. We are lucky enough to have engines designed and built by some of the foremost railway engineers in the industry.


No family day out with children would be complete without a trip to the gift shop! We have a range of toys, gifts and Lappa Valley merchandise on sale. We are committed to reducing our plastic use in the shop and increasing our range of sustainable toys and ethical suppliers. Pop in for a look around as you wait for your train to take you back to your car.

Stay at Lappa Valley

The Station Flat is situated above the Ticket Office at Benny Halt, right next to the Lappa Valley railway. Tucked away in the beautiful conservation area of the Lappa Valley, this St Newlyn East self-catering apartment is an ideal spot for an idyllic break in Cornwall – especially if you have little ones who just love trains!

Accessibility and Inclusivity

If you're planning to visit us and you have any accessibility requirements, our team will be really glad to help you. We want every visitor to enjoy the magic of Lappa Valley!

We've given a lot of families additional support to make sure that everyone can have a wonderful time. We would love you to talk with us about your needs, so we can make your family visit as enjoyable as possible.


We recognise that our operation has a significant impact and want to tread as lightly as we can. We are passionate about reducing our footprint and inspiring visitors to minimise the impact of their time at Lappa Valley. We try to show that ‘going green’ does not mean compromise and visitors can rest assured that just by coming for a day out at Lappa Valley, they are helping protect the environment they are here to enjoy.

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