Cockington Court Craft Centre

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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

2019 Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Events

6th Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Cockington letterboxing trail: Spring Secrets, Cockington, Torquay, DevonTorbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Cockington letterboxing trail: Spring SecretsCockington letterboxing trail: Spring Secrets Date: 6 April 2019 - 22 April 2019 Cockington's letterboxing trail is back; this time with a twist for spring! Scout around Cockington park in search of hidden letterboxes. What spring secrets will you find on your adventure? Pick up your packs from...
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25th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019

UNESCO Geopark Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, DevonUNESCO Geopark FestivalCelebrate The English Riviera UNESCO designated Global Geopark at this years Geopark Festival . A wide range of events will be available to visitors and residents at a number of locations across the bay. There's a range of events all week that can help you enjoy, explore and experience all of the...
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26th 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.  The trail is an artist led project, delivered in partnership by...
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13th July 2019 - 28th July 2019

Festival of Archaeology, Torquay, DevonFestival of ArchaeologyWe are delighted to announce the 2019 Festival of Archaeology dates are the 13 - 28 July. The 2019 Festival of Archaeology will be back bigger and better, and will form part of the 75th anniversary of the Council for British Archaeology.
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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

5th Aug 2020 - 5th Aug 2020

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 FestivalCockington Halloween and Day of the Dead Festival
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Recent Reviews:

  • 1964christines
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Disappointed
    2 of 5 stars
    14th Apr 2019
    I walk here regularly and have eaten at the cafe on numerous times. This time was a disappointment. I asked the lad at the till if he could carry my tray outside, as the seating area was full inside... Read full review
  • aim456
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disorganised chaos
    1 of 5 stars
    14th Apr 2019
    We have visited this café at Cockington Court for years, the food has always been wholesome, well prepared and the venue welcoming, today the 14/4/19 we visited again. The most complimentary thing I... Read full review
  • Rica786
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Visited today with a friend, enjoyed a lively walk around the beautiful grounds. .
    1 of 5 stars
    15th Apr 2019
    Decided to have lunch in the cafe. It may have been under refurbishment, but what a total shambles! Only 1 temporary door open that kept banging and letting in cold gusts of wind. Untrained staff... 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

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  • Groups
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  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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What's Nearby

  1. This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from the bustle of Torquay....

    0.03 miles away
  2. Cockington Country Park is a beautiful mix of picturesque well-ordered garden landscapes,...

    0.04 miles away
  3. Behind the Manor House you will find the peaceful Tudor Rose Garden (managed by Torbay...

    0.09 miles away
  1. OurGlass produce an innovative range of studio glass using traditional glassblowing...

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  2. Don’t miss the Italian Gardens, which form part of Abbey Park and Meadows. Here you’ll...

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  3. The Grand Hotel offers an excellent standard of accommodation with breath-taking sea...

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  4. Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the...

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  5. Explore 800 years of history beautifully presented heritage rooms, galleries, art...

    0.8 miles away
  6. Livermead Beach - Good access for water sports. Swimming not allowed in the water ski...

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  7. Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey....

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  8. Immerse yourself in a gorgeous world of luxury treatments and products by spa specialists...

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  9. No matter what the weather our pool offers great fun for all the family! With wave...

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  10. Lifestyle Health & Fitness Suite is one of Torquay's longest standing gyms with...

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  11. This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its...

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  12. Abbey Park Golf, Tennis & Bowls Centre is situated in a beautiful, picturesque seafront...

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  13. Corbyn Sands is one of Torquay’s closest beaches, and lies just south of Torre Abbey...

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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