Kent & East Sussex Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden, Kent, England

  • A black steam train at Kent & East Sussex Railway
  • Thomas the tank engine at Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Enjoy an exciting family day out with the Kent & East Sussex Railway come rain or shine.

The all-day family Travelcards allow everyone to have fun exploring the stations and attractions along the scenic 10 ½ mile line between Tenterden and Bodiam. All Travelcards allow everyone to hop on and off the train as many times as they please throughout the day so you and the family can explore at leisure.

Bodiam station is close to the National Trust's Bodiam Castle so why not take the short walk from the station to the castle to explore this picturesque medieval castle ruin. Reduced admission to the Castle is available when you show a valid Kent & East Sussex Railway train ticket adding greater value to your day.

Popular events at the railway include, Easter Events, Father's Day, Days Out with Thomas, Spooky Halloween Events, Fright Night Trains and the popular Santa Specials.

Don't miss a walk round the fascinating Colonel Stephens Railway Museum which is open from 12:00 till 16:30 on days when the Railway is operating. The museum is free to enter with your train ticket and tells the extraordinary story of Colonel Stephens, who during his lifetime, built or was associated with 16 light railways.

Visitors can also explore the restored WWI heroes' carriage The Cavell Van and learn about its history.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, England


Click here to visit Kent & East Sussex Railway's website
01580 765155

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission

Adults: £18.00

Kids (3-15): £12.00

Family (2 adults, 3 kids OR 1 adult, 4 kids): £38.00

Dogs: £3.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Guest suitability

There is a specially designed coach called Petros, whech is fitted with ramped wheelchair access, wide aisles, moveable seating and an accessible toilet. Some of the other carriages have ramped access as well. 


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