East Kent Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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East Kent Railway

Dover, Kent, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Visit the East Kent Railway for a leisurely trip on a heritage train through the delightful East Kent countryside. We also have a picnic area, cafe, shop, viewing area, and woodland walks for you to enjoy.
Our volunteers will make you feel welcome on board our trains that take you from Shepherdswell to Eythorne. On site, we have a cafe, open 6 days per week, a woodland walk and miniature and model railways for the kids! A full listing of special events can be found on our website, including the ever popular Santa Specials, vintage vehicle rallies and kids fun events such as Teddy's Picnic and Easter Bunnies!
Trains run on Sundays from March to September, including Saturdays and Bank Holidays in the Summer months. We have plenty for you to see at Shepherdswell Station too, with a Visitor Centre housed in a restored signal box, a Miniature Railway, and Walmer Model Railway, which be found in a restored LMS Stainer carriage that was restored to its former glory over 18 months! It is open to the public on all running days, and definitely worth checking out on your visit.
We also do children's parties, where you can hire your own train for your little one, with all the catering and other bits thrown in as well! You can even have your own disco!
Come and join us for a relaxing day out in the Kent countryside!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Station Road, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent, CT15 7PD, England


Click here to visit East Kent Railway's website
01304 832042

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.


From £3.00

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Eating information

The East Kent Railway has a warm and friendly cafe open from Tuesday to Sunday serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. There is also a tea bar at Eythorne.


We have a toilet block at Shepherdswell, and a disabled toilet at Eythorne. No baby changing facilities at present although these are hoped to be installed soon.

Gift shop

We sell a range of railway souvenirs, Thomas toys, kids toys, books, and DVDs.

Baby food facilities

We can heat up milk on request.


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