A leading tourist and visitor destination near Newquay has launched a £1.2 million indoor complex helping to futureproof its offering throughout the year.

The Engine Shed, a 7,000 square foot new building, includes a large coffee shop and café alongside a substantial multi-level soft play area where young children can play safely. There is also a park and decked area to enjoy coffee and lunch outdoors overlooking the lake.

The opening of the facility was delayed due to the pandemic, but owner Keith Southwell is delighted that with support from Barclays, including Covid funding which helped to keep the business afloat during lockdown, as well as a bumper summer season, that the works have finally been completed.

The facility opened on Saturday (Oct 23) at the start of the October half term holiday. Southwell said: “This is a really exciting time for the whole team at Lappa Valley. The Engine Shed will provide a place for parents to refuel and for children to let off steam.”