Cockington Court is delighted that is in the top ten things to do in Torquay as voted for by reviewers on TripAdvisor.
The Court is a creative hub for art and crafts and a contemporary craft centre, which is managed by TDA. You’ll find a chocolatier and you can watch glassblowers and blacksmiths in action, amongst many more talented crafts makers and artists.
Marissa Wakefield, Cockington Court Centre Director, said: “We work really hard to ensure that Cockington Court is a fantastic, free, all year round attraction and we are always proud to hear that visitors enjoy coming and spending time in such beautiful surroundings.”
Cockington Court welcomes the beautiful horse drawn carriages back, which are in keeping with the history of the area. Visitors can enjoy carriage rides from Cockington Court, through the village and down to the seafront, and these are immensely popular with people of all ages.
A recent TripAdvisor reviewer said: “I like gardens and the first attraction for me were the Rose Garden and Walled Garden at Cockington Court. But there is so much more to see and to do. The Craft workshops are very interesting and you can watch craftsmen at work and buy their products, many of them quite unique. Don’t miss the chocolate makers! There is also an interesting exhibition, some nice walks in the landscaped park and a lovely cafe.”
TDA has recently taken ownership of Cockington CourtTea Rooms and have introduced a new summer menu. The team has initiated a move to use more home grown and locally sourced food and drink.
Marissa continued: “The Court is promoting handmade food made on site and locally sourced produce. For example, there is delicious honey on sale in the tea rooms which is made by Gerry Stuart and his bees in the nearby Walled Art Garden. The chef in the Cockington Court Tea Rooms is also using ingredients grown in our organic garden.”
There is so much going on in Cockington this summer. Visitors need to keep their eyes peeled for two baby rhinos on site! From Saturday 30 July rhino sculptures across Torbay will showcase the wealth of artistic talent, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild rhinos. Don’t forget to look out for it on your visit.
Cockington Court has a full programme of events including three open-air theatres, Cockington Fayre, Cockington Apple Day and the ever-popular Cockington Christmas Fayre as well as regular art and craft exhibitions.
From 16 July Vicki-Lea Boulter is showcasing her Photography and Art Exhibition in the Kitchen Gallery. For more information visit www.cockingtoncourt.org/whats-on