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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)


25th May 2018 - 9th Sept 2018

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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26th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018

Geopark FestivalCelebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised 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.
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24th June 2018 - 24th June 2018

Classic Motorcycles at Cockington CourtThe VMCC (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
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21st July 2018 - 29th July 2018

Festival of ArchaeologyThe 2018 Festival of Archaeology runs from 21st to 29th July. We are looking forward to sharing details of our exciting events
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27th July 2018 - 27th July 2018

The Merchant of Venice - Illyria Outdoor Theatre - Cockington CourtJoin us for a fantastic showing of The Merchant of Venice by Illyria Outdoor Theatre. More information to follow.
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1st Aug 2018 - 1st Aug 2018

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.
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27th Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

The Adventures of Dr Dolittle - Illyria Outdoor TheatreJoin us for a fantastic outdoor showing of The Adventures of Dr Dolittle, brought to you by Illyria Outdoor Theatre
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22nd Sept 2018 - 7th Oct 2018

The shark - The Silent RevengeThe Seafood FEAST at Cockington ChocolateThe Seafood FEAST doesn't have to be all about eating fish – it includes delicious chocolate too! Come and see our magnificent chocolate shark in 'The Silent Revenge', wallow in the tantalising smell of chocolate, and perhaps get a handmade chocolate fish (or two) to take home. Perfect as a gift,...
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14th Oct 2018 - 14th Oct 2018

Apple DayA fun day out for all the family! Cockington's Apple Day will showcase the best in local foods, drinks and handmade crafts. Bring your senses alive as we offer you the opportunity to buy, taste or take home a variety locally sourced delicious food and drink, watch the cider press in action as...
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22nd Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Cockington Halloween FestivalCockington Halloween Festival (awaiting further details) Keep up to date: Follow Cockington Court on Facebook, or join the conversation on Twitter
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1st Dec 2018 - 2nd Dec 2018

8th Dec 2018 - 9th Dec 2018

15th Dec 2018 - 16th Dec 2018

Christmas at Cockington CourtIn the lead up to Christmas, every weekend in December there will be pop-up family activities. Music and craft activities to enjoy and all while you browse our galleries and craft studios to find unique, handmade gifts from our quality makers and enjoy delicious treats in our tea rooms.
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    Recent Reviews:

    • pw70a
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      3 of 5 stars
      21st May 2018
      Perhaps needs a few more more tenants to make the visit a little more interesting, also if the shops, crafts centres were to be open at the times they advertise this would help. OK as part of the... Read full review
    • traveljoy16
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Preserved Manor House and village on edge of Torquay.
      3 of 5 stars
      12th May 2018
      We visited Cockington on a wet Friday in April and everything was a bit low key. There were some beautiful glass items for sale and the grounds were lovely even in rain. The cafe was OK but the whole... Read full review
    • angie j
      Blaenavon, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Large Country Manor House
      5 of 5 stars
      30th Apr 2018
      Inside this Large Country Manor House there is an excellent cafe and also various art and craft rooms/workshops. The glass blowing is exceptionally interesting. 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


    Key Features

    • Groups
    • In countryside
    • Weddings

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

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    Tel01803 607 230

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    What's Nearby

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

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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.
    Telephone 01803 211211

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