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 at the heart of Cockington Country Park. 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. Cockington Country Park has received the prestigious Keep Britain Tidy, Green Flag Award, an accolade which it has retained 23 times since its launch, one of only 5 sites in the whole of the UK to do so.  The Green Flag Award is given for high environmental standards, being beautifully maintained and having excellent visitor facilities. 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

2020 Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


24th Oct 2020 - 1st Nov 2020

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25th Oct 2020 - 25th Oct 2020

Cockington Apple Festival, Cockington, Torquay, DevonCockington Apple and Pumpkin FestivalCome along and enjoy a traditional autumn fair at our Apple & Pumpkin Festival. Along with the tradition of the day there will be walks, games, craft, cider and apples galore. The stalls will focus on all things apple. There will be Apple Sculptures and Workshops along with the traditional Apple…
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25th Oct 2020 - 25th Oct 2020

Cockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival, Torquay, DevonCockington Halloween and Day of the Dead FestivalCockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival Come along to Cockington Court and follow our spooky trail if you dare! Keep up to date: Follow Cockington Court on Facebook, or join the conversation on Twitter
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1st Dec 2020 - 1st Jan 2021

Christmas at Cockington Court, Cockington, Torquay, DevonChristmas at Cockington CourtOur exciting programme of festive and fun events will be launched here soon. See our Facebook events for more details. 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…
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26th May 2021 - 8th Sept 2021

POSTPONED - 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.  The trail is an artist led project, delivered in partnership by…
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Dreamer824662
      Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
      Beautiful grounds.
      3 of 5 stars
      7th Sept 2020
      We always visit when we are in Torquay as the grounds are beautiful. There is always something to see. However, we were really surprised to see, on a Bank Holiday Monday, a lot of the shops and... Read full review
    • 582kezial
      Basingstoke, United Kingdom
      Excellent Covid-safe cafe to enjoy a lovely lunch outside
      5 of 5 stars
      18th Sept 2020
      My husband and I recently had a lovely holiday in Devon whilst being as cautious as possible due to the pandemic.  We walked a lovely long walk on our wedding anniversary from Paignton to Cockington... Read full review
    • Judith H
      Devon, United Kingdom
      A must, especially if you have a dog.
      4 of 5 stars
      19th Sept 2020
      The park and the gardens are lovely and the craft shops, when open, are also super. The service in the cafe continues to be hopeless, it never seems to change. I really hope they can review their... Read full review


    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



    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

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    • Toilets

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    • In countryside
    • Weddings

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    • On site parking

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    Company number 10237792.
    Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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