Cockington Court Craft Centre

Arts Centre

Cockington Court, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA

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If you're looking for a unique gift, a special work of art or amazing handmade jewellery then you must visit Cockington Court Craft Centre. Here you will find highly-skilled artists and artisans, all producing gorgeous objects, paintings and crafts that are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.

Cockington Court Craft Centre offers highly-creative craftsmen and women a space to work. You’ll find everything from glass blowers making richly-coloured giftware to artists creating distinctive sculptures, along with leather goods, ceramics, jewellery and art installations.

There’s also a choice of highly specialised outlets, such as the Cockington Chocolate Company, all offering special and unique gifts to buy. If you don’t see what you’re looking for then why not talk to an artist on site and commission your own work of art? The court also hosts visiting exhibitions by renowned artists and is the key location for Art on the English Riviera throughout the summer.

The Craft Centre is part of the historic Cockington Court, a 17th century manor house set in 460 acres of country park, and is a great place to explore once you have finished all your retail therapy. Relax in the gardens, follow the murder mystery trail and ride in a horse-drawn carriage back to the picture-postcard Cockington Village.

Cockington is situated just one mile from Torquay seafront. Open all year round, entry is free and the Court is easily accessible on foot, by bus and by car.

Opening Times

2018 Opening (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

Events

24th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

Wedding ShowcaseExplore our award-winning venue at Cockington Court and visualise your special day in one of the most romantic venues in Torquay! Discuss our bespoke wedding offer with our coordinators and craft makers. Our ceremony room is situated on the first floor of the Grade II listed Manor House, which is...
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6th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019

Easter Activities at Cockington Court, Cockington, Torquay, DevonEaster Activities at Cockington CourtThroughout the break we're running our popular Easter Egg Trail - perfect for families to take part in together. Follow the trail of Easter eggs hidden around Cockington Court and collect a prize. It's just £1 for a trail sheet and treat, and under 2s can take part for free.  We're also offering...
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25th May 2019 - 8th Sept 2019

Sculpture TrailFollow our Art Path and discover sculptures created by local artists placed within the Court site, including the studio areas, Walled Art Garden and Manor House. A supporting exhibition takes place alongside in the Kitchen Gallery. 
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28th July 2019 - 28th July 2019

Classic Motorcycles at Cockington CourtThe VMCC Dartmoor (The Vintage Motorcycle Club) will be displaying an array of vintage and classic motorcycles on the front lawn and in the Sea Change Craft Studios area at Cockington Court. VMCC Dartmoor is a small group of enthusiasts who ride and preserve classic motor cycles.
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1st Aug 2019 - 1st Aug 2019

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves - Illyria Outdoor Theatre - Cockington CourtAli Baba and the Forty Thieves Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada. Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted...
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7th Aug 2019 - 7th Aug 2019

Cockington FayreThe famous Cockington Fayre.  Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington.  'A Great Family Day Out' in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court. If you're looking for a unique gift, a special work of art or amazing handmade jewellery then you must...
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22nd Aug 2019 - 22nd Aug 2019

Cockington Court, Torquay, DevonThe Tempest - Illyria Outdoor TheatreThe Tempest Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada. Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and...
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1st Sept 2019 - 1st Sept 2019

Cockington Court, Torquay, DevonFrankenstein - Illyria Outdoor TheatreFrankenstein  Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada. Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and...
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21st Oct 2019 - 3rd Nov 2019

Cockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival, Torquay, DevonCockington Halloween and Day of the Dead FestivalCCockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival
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  • KwinAun
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice walk
    4 of 5 stars
    5th Oct 2018
    A good place to walk around and then pop by the village. The tea room is interesting too. There is a chocolate company at the back and it was decent. Read full review
  • loudancer
    warminster
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    Couples
    Mr&MrsTaylor
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Oct 2018
    Today 29th October we visited the tea rooms. I can honestly say that in 50 years of eating cream teas, my husband and I have become connoisseurs, and the scones in The tea rooms are the best we've... Read full review
  • DaveThomasLeicester
    Leicester
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    Couples
    Terrible
    1 of 5 stars
    16th Dec 2018
    An artificial experience recreated around a crumbling toff's house! Rip off 'artisan' stalls selling rubbish at silly prices and 'cream teas' that would cost an ordinary person a weeks wages. Just... Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

From Torquay seafront take A3022 towards Paignton then take first available right after the Grand hotel ( 300m approx) From Paignton take A3022 towards Torquay then take first available left afterthe Livermead Cliff hotel ( 150m approx)

Public Transport Directions

Monday - Friday 62 Bus departs Torquay Strand (Harbour Side) every 40 mins from 10.00am - 16.00pm

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Tel01803 607 230

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What's Nearby

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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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