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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:
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  • Visited here with two young children age 3 and 7. The 3 year old loved the space to run around, the mansion and the train. The 7 year old enjoyed doing the trails but found the Sherlock Holmes quite c...  more »
  • Our friends from Cornwall took us to Hidden Valley Discovery Park. It was a bit of a wet day but we all had so much fun in the park regardless of the miserable weather. The children love the maze and ...  more »
  • Met with friends and their family, we all had a great time solving the different missions, finding and solving clues and wandering around the maze. (On a side note, there was very little /no mobile co...  more »