Pensioners Treat, an opportunity for those aged 60 & over to travel at specially discounted fares. Travel by steam train through the picturesque countryside with the Kent & East Sussex Railway and if you are aged 60 or over take advantage of the special price of £13. Travel Card which allows all day travel. Adult Travel Cards are normally £18.
2017 dates when special senior offer applies:
July 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27
There is no further reduction for groups on these dates. All other passengers are welcome to travel on these dates with tickets purchased at our usual rates.
Passengers can relax in the beautifully restored carriages while the train travels 21 miles on a round trip through scenic countryside between Tenterden and Bodiam stations. The return journey from Tenterden to Bodiam takes around 1 hour 45 minutes.
Visitors can choose to pre-order a delicious cream tea or ploughman’s lunch to enjoy during the trip and if grandchildren come along there is a children’s munch box option available.
There will also be a warm welcome for visitors choosing to dine in the railway’s licensed restaurant at Tenterden station where you will find a choice of ‘daily specials’ and a children’s menu.
Tenterden station is a short walk from the idyllic high street in Tenterden with its beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings which is home to attractive boutiques, quaint antique shops and attractive cafes and restaurants.
At Bodiam station passengers can choose to take the short walk to Bodiam Castle and explore the romantic ruins, moat and impressive ramparts with their breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. Enjoy discounted admission to the Castle with a valid train ticket on same day as travel.
For those who love to picnic, the railway offers an alfresco lunch option and pre-ordered picnic hamper can be ready to collect when you arrive at Tenterden station complete with napkins, cutlery and condiments.
When at Tenterden Station why not visit the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum which is free to enter with a valid train ticket. Colonel Holman Fred Stephens was an English eccentric, a brilliant railway engineer, and the man who built the Kent & East Sussex Railway (and amazingly 16 other light railways). His legacy is commemorated in the award-winning museum next to Tenterden Town Station. Open every afternoon when trains are running and entry is FREE.
Well-behaved dogs on leads can also travel on the railway for £3 on these and normal operating days (excluding Day Out With Thomas and Santa Special event days).