Welcome to Cockington Court

To all our dear visitors,

We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 2 December at 10.30am Cockington Court will once again be able to reopen to the public.

Please, at this crucial time, support our makers and support your local businesses. We have over 25 high-quality, small businesses on the site, which we selected as the best of their kind in the area. We also have two reputable galleries on site, showing local makers and gifts. We are now open 7 days from 10-5 pm up until Thursday 24 December.

We have a special surprise for you too. On Saturday 5 December we turn on our beautiful UV light Court Moths commission at the stable yard studio entrance, created by Arts and Energy artists. You are welcome to join us at 4-5 pm to see it and enjoy music performed by Jane Anderson-Brown. The makers studios will open beyond 5pm so you can enjoy a bit of shopping too. You are welcome to bring your children with glow sticks, and your dogs with flashing collars, for a little bit of much-needed fun too!

To encourage visitors there is also a parking promotion. Visit Cockington Court at the weekend on 5/6 December and 12/13 December and you can park all day for £1.

The Seven Dials Cafe remains open for takeaway and the toilets are open for use.

For those in Tier three, or those who prefer to stay at home at this time, please do not despair. We will not forget you and will be sharing ideas for gifts for Christmas on our social media accounts.

You can contact us by phone or email for more details of how to order your local handmade gift. We are working hard to update our night time window displays and share the fantastic work of our artists and makers. The items in our gallery windows will remain available for click and collect. Our studio makers also continue to take orders online and provide a click and collect service. You can find all their contact details on our Creative Community page.

We can’t wait to welcome you and hope to see you, or hear from you, before Christmas!

Keep smiling and most importantly, keep safe.

Marissa Wakefield


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.

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