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Welcome to Cockington Court

Welcome back to Cockington Court!

Following the latest Government announcements, we are pleased to provide an update on reopening Cockington Court, in line with Covid-19 guidance.

We are so excited to share the news that most of our studio makers are now open at the Stable Yard and Sea Change Studios, with measures in place to keep visitors safe. Anchor studios, OurGlass and Rex Latham Blacksmith are open from 10am daily. Please check other studios for their various opening times.

The parkland is open 9am - 7pm, and The Seven Dials café is open for take away.

The Galleries and Visitor Welcome Point are open Thursday - Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm. We are open for vulnerable people on Wednesdays from 1pm - 4:30pm, when extra safety measures are in place.

The nearest parking to access the whole site is behind the Manor House. This car park is open 8:30am - 7pm daily. Disabled parking can be found behind the Rose Garden – please refer to maps below.

The public toilets are now open 10 am - 5pm daily.

Please keep in touch on our Facebook page for further updates.


While you visit

Please practise social distancing while you’re on site to help keep everyone safe. Please be aware that some areas will be different to previous visits as it may be restricted to two people at any time, depending on the space. This is all to make your visit safe.

We are very keen to welcome all our visitors back and provide a safe site for you to visit.

Best wishes,

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