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 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

2019 Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Events

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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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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20th Sept 2019 - 6th Oct 2019

Chocolate fish, Cockington Court, Torquay, DevonChocolate fish at Cockington ChocolateTake a break from fish straight out of the sea, and instead enjoy chocolate seafood fresh from our chocolatier! Rest assured they don't taste in the least bit fishy, as they're handmade in the shop from our delicious high-quality chocolate. The smell alone is good enough to eat. They are great…
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20th Sept 2019 - 6th Oct 2019

A handmade glass octopus, Sea Inspired Glass, Our Glass, Cockington, Torquay, DevonSea-inspired glass at Our Glass of CockingtonAt Our Glass we take inspiration from our local environment, none more so than the sea that is on our doorstep. Come and see how we make our beautiful hand-blown glass, and see how the sea inspires us. And perhaps take your own memento of the sea home with you.
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20th Oct 2019 - 20th Oct 2019

Cockington Apple Festival, Cockington, Torquay, DevonCockington Apple FestivalCockington Apple Festival - Sunday 20 October  A bite-size version of the traditional fair, celebrating all things Apple. After 25 years of Apple Day we are introducing Cockington Apple Festival, a bite-size version celebrating the history, wildlife and produce of our local orchards. Along with…
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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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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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Recent Reviews:

  • Vickiplus3
    Outdoor entertainment
    4 of 5 stars
    10th Aug 2019
    We booked tickets at Cockington Court for the outdoor performance of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. It was brilliant! Both the younger and older members of our group thoroughly enjoyed it. The... Read full review
  • beccic173
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Poor service- experience could have been much different
    3 of 5 stars
    12th Aug 2019
    We visited today and were really pleased that you have a gluten free option which other establishments we had tried could not accommodate. The staff even checked they were available today before we... Read full review
  • Inspiration30593
    Ermington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Miserable staff
    1 of 5 stars
    16th Aug 2019
    Need to improve allergy information. When we asked the lady serving made us feel like we were a real pain. They had no idea what was in any of their products. Avoid. 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.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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