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

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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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.
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2nd Aug 2020 - 2nd Aug 2020

13th Aug 2020 - 13th Aug 2020

25th Aug 2020 - 25th Aug 2020

Illyria 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 FestivalAlong 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 Press demonstrations. Come along and join the fun! The History of 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 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 CourtSee 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 your retail therapy. Relax in the gardens, follow the murder mystery trail…
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Recent Reviews:

  • MsJackieC-W
    Honiton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely visit
    4 of 5 stars
    11th Nov 2019
    Whilst staying in Torquay I decided to walk to Cockington which was a great decision. Approximately 30 minutes from Torquay sea front the walk was very enjoyable and the scenery lovely with all sorts... Read full review
  • ANGREEN
    Birmingham
    Lovely country experiance on the coast
    5 of 5 stars
    30th Dec 2019
    Been here plenty of times, summer and Winter, each time it was a joyful interesting experience the glass blowers are a real treat to watch at work. Read full review
  • Phil T
    Disappointing food
    2 of 5 stars
    5th Jan 2020
    We often visit Cockington for a walk and occasionally have a coffee in the cafe. Yesterday we decided to have lunch there. It was quite busy so we expected a bit of a wait but it proved to be a very... 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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