Tenterden’s Steam Railway
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Steam train and heritage diesel train journeys
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UPDATE October Half Term
Over the October half-term 24th October to 1st November 2020 we will be operating every day except Monday 26th and Friday 30th. For further details https://kesr.org.uk/october-half-term-2020
Rails and Tales
SATURDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 25TH
TUESDAY 27TH – THURSDAY 29TH
SATURDAY 31ST – SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
MEET THE AUTHOR. To kick activities off for the week, on Saturday 24th October we are delighted to be welcoming Chris Vine, author of the ‘Peter’s Railway’ children’s books at Tenterden Town station. This is your chance to meet Chris, who will be signing his books sold on the day and learn more about how engines work during one of his fascinating and educational talks alongside a full-size steam engine. Families purchasing train tickets for a return journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam will receive a free ‘Peter’s Railway’ activity book (RRP £4.99) for each child to keep them entertained during their journey. This offer is valid throughout half term.
Our storytellers will be eager to welcome you at Tenterden Town station throughout the half term week, where they will be reading ‘Peter’s Railway’ stories throughout each day. Please be aware that spaces for the storytelling will be limited to keep everyone safe and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Family Return Journey tickets are £45 for a family of up to 4 people travelling in an open plan carriage. Compartment style carriage suitable for families of up to 8 people. Tickets for a family of up to 8 people in a compartment style carriage are £75. The Railway are also pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tables for two available, at £30. Travelling from Tenterden to Bodiam and return by the same train. Book on the 10.40am service or the 1.15pm, Saturdays, Sundays and services during October half term
The Kent and East Sussex Railway is one of the country's finest examples of a preserved rural light railway. The railway’s beautifully restored steam locomotive and carriages will take everyone on a journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam
Plans are well advanced for the restoration of the remaining three mile section between Bodiam and Robertsbridge where the line will once again link up with the national network.
The Art Deco Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden serves a range of refreshments and is open between 10am and 4.30pm every day that train services operate. It is accessible to wheelchair users. Menus change daily. Currently we are operating a takeaway snack service only and there are lots of outside tables and benches
To book tickets visit www.kesr.org.uk
Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE. Tel: 01580 765155
Arriving by car
FREE car parking is available at Tenterden Town Station. In the event of our car park being full, pay and display car parks are situated nearby. Tenterden is less than an hour by car from the M25. If using the M20 travelling southbound, exit at junction 8 to join the A20 and follow signs for Leeds Castle. Continue on the B2163, through the village of Leeds to join the A274, then follow signs for Tenterden. If travelling northbound, exit at junction 9 and join the A28, then follow signs for Tenterden. Tenterden Station is situated in the heart of the town just off the High Street (A28).
Facilities for the disabled
All our facilities have been carefully designed with disabled and elderly passengers in mind. There are toilets for the disabled at Tenterden Station. In ‘Petros’, our specially designed coach for the disabled, we are able to accommodate a number of wheelchair users on every departure. We suggest you telephone ahead for details. There is full wheelchair access to the shop and refreshment rooms at Tenterden Town. The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop.
Some photos: Lewis J Brockway