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)

Events

23rd May 2020 - 31st May 2020

UNESCO Geopark Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, DevonUNESCO Geopark FestivalThe annual English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival is our chance to show how all the Geopark partners work together to share the wonders of our Geopark through an inspiring programme of activities and events. Further details coming soon. The English Riviera’s breath-taking landscape has…
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26th May 2020 - 8th Sept 2020

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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24th July 2020 - 5th Sept 2020

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Cockington Family Letterboxing Trail, Cockington, Torquay, DevonTorbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Cockington Family Letterboxing TrailFollow the clues to discover hidden letterboxes revealing the secrets about the park’s incredible heritage and natural history! No booking required. Suitable for all ages. Trail sheets available from the Cockington Visitor Centre in the village. 10.00am – 4.00pm Location: Cockington £2.50
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26th July 2020 - 26th July 2020

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. Building on last…
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2nd Aug 2020 - 2nd Aug 2020

13th Aug 2020 - 13th Aug 2020

25th Aug 2020 - 25th Aug 2020

Cockington Court, Torquay, DevonIllyria Outdoor Theatre - Cockington CourtIllyria 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 "Critics'…
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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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Recent Reviews:

  • O4794JGstephenh
    Paignton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Drinks with daughter and grandson
    1 of 5 stars
    2nd Feb 2020
    If you're the kind of person that doesn't mind not being greeted, treated as an inconvenience, and prepared to wait 20 minutes for 3 drinks without an apology or explanation, then this is most... Read full review
  • V3021TCpeterw
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good local trip
    4 of 5 stars
    14th Feb 2020
    We visited here on s dull day but luckily no rain. The expanse of the grounds was a surprise. Nice made up footpaths ideal for damp days for walks. A church and lakes are in the grounds with... Read full review
  • LivingVicariously4u
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Old time village
    5 of 5 stars
    25th Feb 2020
    Nice enjoyable walk up to Cockington Court. Nice view of the thatched roof houses. Ended up in the pub at the peak and a pint of Goose beer. They even had water bowls set up for the dogs. Nice day... 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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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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