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The Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Launceston
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Hidden Valley Discovery Park is a family-run visitor attraction near the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England, UK.HistoryThe park was founded in 1994 by Pete Jones an engineering graduate who took much inspiration from the famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The site started as a simple treasure hunt and children’s play area and was known as Tredidon Trails. Today the site has grown to include a miniature railway, Forbidden Mansion, Vault and Beech Maze. There is also the Indiana and Sherlock Holmes trails and a tea and gift shop on site.Miniature railwayThe main attraction in the park is the gauge miniature railway named Porterswick Junction Light Railway. It was constructed in 2002 and was extended in 2003 to form a complete 900 yard loop. Two locomotives operate at the site.The locomotives are as follows:Put The Hidden Valley Discovery Park into our Launceston vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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We visited this attraction not really knowing what to expect, we visited with friends, my daughters (6 + 2) and our dog. we had a fantastic day out, this attraction is 70% outdoor and 30% indoor, so a... read more »
When I see an advert that says a day out for the whole family, we normally do it in 2-3 hours. We arrived at the park at 11.00 and spent the whole day working out the puzzles and the trails. We laughe... read more »
Spent a good few hours here, kids especially enjoyed the treasure hunt. Need decent weather as it is mainly outside but certainly worth a visit if you are looking for some to do instead of the beach.
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