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Lappa Valley

Age group: 4+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Newquay, TR8 5LX

TEL: 01872 510317


In the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley you will find loads of fun things to do and discover.

Kids will love the three separate miniature railways running through this oasis of conservation, where wildlife thrives in a protected environment.


The steam railway is built to 15 inch gauge (350mm gauge) which is approximately one-quarter of the size of standard gauge railways. This gauge was selected in 1973 by the founder of the railway, Eric Booth, as being the most efficient gauge for a line of their length.


The track runs on a section of the trackbed originally built in 1849 for a minerals railway to serve the mine at East Wheal Rose. There is approximately one mile of track running through the Lappa Valley between their stations at Benny Halt and East Wheal Rose.


As well as the trains there are many other activities to choose from including: a Maze, Boating Lake, Crazy Golf, 9 Hole Golf Course, Nature Trails and of course Childrens Play Areas too.


The steam train return journey (runs every 40 minutes), boating lake, crazy golf, pedal cars, play areas and the other two miniature railways are included in the entry fee.


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 too.


A great day out for children and adults alike can be had at the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, but please be aware that there are no indoor activities at this attraction.

Newquay  5 miles, Crantock 5 miles, Perranporth  7 miles, St Austell 13 miles

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