Welcome to Cockington Court

A craft centre with a difference

Cockington Court is one of Torbay's favourite destinations, combining history with present day through a thriving craft centre and a popular programme of events. The site enjoys a growing reputation as a regional centre for quality arts and crafts. 

Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is an historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, walled art garden, tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area. 

Cockington Court is managed by TDA as a craft centre, visitor attraction and creative business space. The country park itself, Cockington Country Park, is managed by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Our Kitchen Gallery has a growing reputation in the arts world as a contemporary gallery space of regional significance, having showcased work by artists of international acclaim as well as emerging local talent.

Discover artists and craft makers at work in their studios. Watch the glass blowers create amazing works of art, hear the blacksmith clinking at his forge, and smell the delightful aromas of the delicious chocolate being made by the chocolatier.

Open daily, free admission

10am-4pm  October-March and 10am-5pm April - September
Studio times may vary, please contact the maker before planning a special visit 

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Cockington Court Craft Centre is operated by TDA as a visitor attraction and innovation centre to support small creative businesses.

Cockington Court has undergone extensive renovation at a cost of £2.85m, part funded by the European Development Fund, Torbay Council and CABE, transforming the former aristocratic home into office space, craft studios and function rooms.

Find out more about the restoration project

what's on view all

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Illyria Outdoor...

29th August

29th August 2016

David Walliams' "Ratburger"

Ratburger We are delighted to welcome Heartbreak...

Friday 2nd September 2016

2nd September 2016

Food and Craft Market - September 2016

Stunning, unique handmade crafts complimented by locally...

Sunday 25th September 2016

25th September 2016