Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Visit the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway for a unique and exciting day out.
This popular Kent attraction appeals to all ages and allows you to board a train at any of the six coastal stations and explore a variety of different activities and land marks along the way. Our station at Dymchurch is only a short 5 minute walk away from the Beach, a great spot to stop and have a picnic while children spend their time at the popular local fun fair!
The beach at Littlestone is within walking distance from New Romney Station, as is St. Mary's Bay. Only four miles away and just a 30 minute ride on one of our trains from New Romney is Dungeness Lighthouse; open all summer, it is approximately 150 steps to the top where you can marvel at its impressive views out to sea.
Don’t miss a trip to the new play park at New Romney Station, complete with picnic tables and gift shop.
Children under 11 can join the Bug Club for £6 per year which includes a newsletter, competitions, a birthday card, discounted travel and free travel on family fun weekends (membership cards required).
With an “All day all stations Romney Rover ticket” everyone can enjoy free entry to the Model Railway Exhibition; a fun and information packed experience complete with beautifully preserved small steam locomotives, and a historic railway toy collection. There are inactive buttons that the children can push to start certain engines running though.
For details of special events visit our site.
A selection of tasty meals and refreshments are available at the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway to help keep those little tummies from rumbling The Light Railway Cafe at Dungeness Station is famous for its local fish and chips and Sunday Roast. The Light Railway Cafe outside Hythe Station offers meals, snacks and refreshments. Picnic tables at New Romney, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations. Snacks, hot and cold beverages are available from the licensed observation car. A surcharge of 50p per single journey is made for travel in this carriage.
The railway can cater for special dietary requirements if they know in advance. Specialist food items are not standard on the menu’s but there are always salad and fresh fruit and some “natural” snack bars available.
The gift and souvenir shops at New Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations all sell items of confectionery and refreshments. Souvenirs vary from station to station and include RH&DR branded souvenir items, railway videos, large range of Thomas merchandise, toys and gifts, confectionery and films for your camera and a good range of railway and transport books and magazines plus a good range of Hornby models and sets, including Thomas and Friends locomotives.
Toilets are situated at the following stations: Hythe, New Romney , Dymchurch and Dungeness. Each of these stations also has a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
The railway does not sell baby food but a jug of hot water can be requested to warm bottles at the cafe.
Reaching the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is easy as New Romney, Dungeness and Hythe are all on or near the A259 trunk road which gives direct access from the Kent and Sussex coast. Hythe Station is only 3 miles from the M20 junction 11 (signposted) which makes it easily accessible from London, the M25, the Channel Ports and the Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton. New Romney and Dungeness can be found via the A2070 (from M20 junction 10) and the A259. There are car parks at all major stations. Hythe: CT21 6LD Dymchurch: TN29 0PJ St Mary's Bay: TN29 0SG New Romney: TN28 8PL Romney Sands: TN28 8RN Dungeness: TN29 9NB By Bus Stagecoach buses serve the railway from Ashford, Canterbury, Hastings, Rye, Folkestone, Dover. A combined Bus and RH and DR Ticket is available on most Stagecoach Bus services in Kent and East Sussex. Call 08702 433711 for details. By Train. Travel via Ashford (Kent) to Folkestone Central and then by bus to Hythe. Alternatively travel via Hastings to Rye and then by bus to New Romney. National Rail enquiries are on 0845 748 4950. By Coach National Express service 021 operates daily between London and Hythe, please telephone 08705 808080 for information. Several other companies operate excursions to the area during the summer, please check with your local coach operator for details.
We welcome dogs and can accommodate bicycles (subject to space availability) on our trains. We make a token charge of £1 per dog or bike for a day. The railway has coaches especially adapted to carry wheelchairs. With on-board ramps, panoramic windows and four seats for accompanying helpers, these coaches are available on any train by prior arrangement. Please telephone for details.
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New Romney Station
Telephone: 01797 362353
From 2013 a Family Romney Rover ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children between 3 and 15 years, will be £45.00.
Excellent discounts available for school and Youth groups and one adult travels free with 10 full paying children. Not available in school holidays.
Non-school groups get 15% discount if over 20 children in the group on normal child fares.
Under 3s go free! Opening Times: 2013 Opening Details:
Open every day from end of March to end of October and most weekends throughout the year except Nov.
Santa Specials run in December
Opening and closing times vary with the service being operated. Depends on first and last train times. See website for more details.
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