Tenterden's Local Event Diary
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- October half Term Autumn Wonders
- Kent & East Sussex Railway
- 24th October
- 31st October
Calling all nature detectives!
This October half-term, board a train and learn more about which creatures will soon be preparing for their winter slumber as the days get shorter and colder.
Your children can complete our nature quiz (or activity sheet) and make their own wildlife mask during the journey. Sit back and relax as you travel together through the beautiful Wealden countryside whilst learning more about which creatures make their home along the unique environment of the railway. Keep your eyes peeled and if you are lucky, you may spot some of our resident animals and birds on your journey.
Prices include activity sheet and mask for each child. Tickets offer freedom of the line during the day of your visit aboard our heritage steam or diesel trains between Tenterden in Kent and Bodiam in East Sussex. Trains depart Tenterden Town station at 10.40 am, 11:45am, 1.15 pm and 2:20 pm daily from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October 2021 except Monday 25th and Friday 29th. Save on fares by booking online in advance: kesr.org.uk
£49.00 Family ticket (2A + 2C)
£19.50 Adults (15 years +)
£13.50 Child (3-15 years)
Pre-booking strongly advised.
There is free parking for customers at Tenterden Town station and Northiam station. The return journey from Tenterden to Bodiam takes approximately 2 hours but Freedom tickets purchased online, mean you can choose to return on a later train.
- Santa Specials 2021 Meet Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway
- Kent & East Sussex Railway
- 4th December
- 24th December
We love Christmas at the Kent and East Sussex Railway
We have been welcoming families to meet Santa on our trains for 46 years! There’s nothing quite like the pleasure of a steam train ride knowing your child will meet Santa and receive a gift, all from the comfort of your allocated seats.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey!
The experience for 2021 includes:
Steam Train Ride for 70 minute return journey
A complimentary refreshment pack for each family to enjoy during the journey
Age-appropriate presents for all children 11 and under
Children aged 12-15 will receive chocolates
Babes under 18 months of age are free and receive a small gift
Magician providing on-board entertainment
Free rides on the vintage gallopers on-site at Tenterden
Free photograph of your family group
Visit to the station’s Christmas model village
Santa himself, will be travelling on the train giving presents to your children – have your camera ready to capture that all-important moment!
We are running our Santa trains on the 4th and 5th, 11th and 12th, 18th and 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and the Magical 24th December 2021
Our trains are formed of open-plan style carriages with tables or exclusive private compartments. Choose from:
o Standard class table for up to 4 people
o First class table for up to 4 people
o Standard class compartment for up to 8 people from one family group
o First class compartment for up to 6 people from one family group
Book Online and save - we are booking up fast this year so book now if you don't want to miss out !