UPDATE. Kent & East Sussex Railway is closed
Pensioners Treat 2020
If you're over 60, take advantage of our special £14 TravelCard which is valid on all trains departing on the dates shown below.
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.
Relax in the beautifully restored carriages while the train travels 21 miles on a round trip through scenic countryside between Tenterden and Bodiam. The return journey from Tenterden to Bodiam takes around 1 hour 50 minutes.
You 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 too*.
There's a warm welcome for visitors in the railway’s licensed restaurant at Tenterden station, where you'll 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 a 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 - it's 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.
Well-behaved dogs on leads can also travel on the railway for £3 on these and normal operating days.
There is no further reduction for groups on these dates.
Add a cream tea or a Ploughman's to your day out