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Welcome to Cockington Court

Following the latest government advice, Cockington Court has taken the decision, along with other English Riviera visitor attractions, to close to the public in order to help our wider community combat the spread of COVID-19.

Our customer facing business such as our Galleries and Visitor Welcome Point remain closed until we have the measures in place to reopen. The Seven Dials cafe is now open, offering a reduced menu for takeaway only. Please follow the guidance in place when visiting. Please continue to support our creative businesses, many of them are still working and selling online.

This situation also impacts our events programme which we hope to review in June.

This difficult time is highly unusual. Please stay in touch through Facebook and our website for further news.

We look forward to welcoming our loyal visitors back when we reopen.

The wider site remains accessible to local residents and our tenant businesses in compliance with Government guidelines.

Thank you for your understanding.

Marissa Wakefield, Centre Director


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.

Cockington Court is very much a dog friendly site. We are delighted to have won a silver award in the Herald Express Tourism Awards for Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2016. We request that visiting dogs are kept on leads and under control in the rose garden, walled art garden, stable yard and Sea Change studio areas.

Open daily from 10am, free admission
Studio times may vary, please contact the maker before planning a special visit 

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