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.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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4 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
      232
    • Average
      93
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Brynthomas-13
      Bridgend, United Kingdom
      Terrible
      1 of 5 stars
      16th Aug 2021
      We visited Cockington 10th August. It is a place we love. It was marred by the disgusting filthy dirty toilets. There were dogs in there and to dirty to use. We complained to a stall tenant who... Read full review
    • Resort31558263376
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Don’t be rude if you go there
      4 of 5 stars
      13th Sept 2021
      4/5 Wonderful grounds and beautiful for a walk. We had lunch and cream teas. The server was polite and quick. Sadly we witnessed an elderly group argue with him and were extremely rude which was... Read full review
    • W6501TRneilb
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Lovely Parkland and Artisan Workshops
      4 of 5 stars
      20th Sept 2021
      Large parkland. Ponds and environs not as well maintained as in the past. Area behind the house has been developed as workshops selling directly to the public. 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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    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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