Pensioners Treat 2019 dates:
July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
All other passengers are welcome to travel on these dates at the usual rates
Discounted rail travel for the Young at Heart in 2019. If you over 60, take advantage of the special £13 TravelCard which is valid on all trains departing on certain dates. If you're not yet over 60, you are of course still very welcome to travel on these dates with tickets purchased at the usual rates. Well-behaved dogs on leads can also travel on the railway for £3 on these and normal operating days.
The line runs from Tenterden to Bodiam, through spectacular countryside across the Kent-Sussex border. The 21-mile roundtrip takes around one hour 45 minutes.
The railway’s facilities have been carefully designed with disabled, elderly and less mobile visitors in mind. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders next to the platform at Tenterden Town and Northiam, and accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations. One coach, Petros, is specially designed for wheelchair users and has ramped access, wide aisles, an accessible toilet and moveable seating.
Tenterden station’s licensed restaurant offers ‘daily specials’ and a children’s menu. Visitors can pre-order a cream tea or ploughman’s lunch to enjoy during the trip and there is a munch box option for children.
The entertaining and award-winning Col Stephens Railway Museum at Tenterden is FREE entry. The restaurant, gift shop and museum are all wheelchair friendly.
Bodiam Castle, with its picturesque views, is a short walk from Bodiam station and offers railway passengers a discount.
A pre-ordered picnic hamper can be ready to collect when you arrive at Tenterden station, complete with napkins, cutlery and condiments.
Add a cream tea or a Ploughman's to your day out