Half Term Family Fun | Kent and East Sussex Railway

Kent and East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
United Kingdom

Event Dates and Times

Be a Nature Detective this February Half Term
Kids for a Quid is back!

Join us onboard our steam hauled trains this February Half Term - come rain or shine you'll have a wonderful time! With accompanied children travelling for just £1, there's never been a better time to visit the glorious Rother Valley - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Steam trains will depart from Tenterden Town Station on
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10:20; 11:25; 13:00; 14:05
  • Saturday & Sunday at 10:20; 11:15; 13:10; 14:05

What is there to do during your visit?
The railway line wends its way through the Rother Valley and is never too far away from the local waterways. This is a superb time of year to learn more about the diversity of the birds and animals surrounding us!

All the family can enjoy our free bird-themed on-board activities to complete during the journey, taking advantage of the numerous opportunities to see the great variety of birds along the railway.

Why not become a "Nature detective" see what birds you can spot as you journey along the line? Don't forget to collect your free sticker kids!

Storytelling Weekend
On Saturday 18th February, local children's author Jeannie Duncanson will be joining us in the beautifully restored Family Saloon carriage for storytelling on the 11:15 and 14:05 departures.

On Sunday 19th February , Wendy one of our wonderful volunteers will be reading from Jeannie Duncanson books in the family saloon on the 11:15 and 14:05 departures.

Spaces are limited on a first come first served basis. We request that only one adult accompanies each child in order to maximise the opportunity for as many children as possible to enjoy the magical experience of storytelling on-board a train. You may travel on either the outward or the return journey.

We are also delighted to welcome members of Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve they will be on-board the trains sharing their knowledge of the fantastic variety of wildlife that you can see from the comfort of your seat. They will be travelling on trains at the following days & times:

  • Wednesday 15th: 10:20 13.00 from Tenterden
  • Thursday 16th: 10:20 and 13:00 from Tenterden
  • Saturday 18th: 10:20 from Tenterden
Tenterden Town Station Refreshments
Offering light refreshments to take on board the train or enjoy in our beautiful art-deco building, this historic building was originally erected in Maidstone, as the very first purpose built bus station in the world!

Discounted tickets are available to purchase online until midnight on the day preceding your visit. Other ticket types are available to purchase by telephone and, subject to availability, in person at the Booking Office up to the time of departure. Well behaved dogs now travel free at the K&ESR - all we ask is that they are not permitted to sit on the seats.

Pre-book online and collect your tickets from the Booking Office on arrival - simply quote the Booking Reference included in your confirmation email.


Kent and East Sussex Railway Tenterden Town Station

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road
Tenterden Kent TN30 6HE
United Kingdom
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