To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1095 reviews1095 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 01580 765155

Add Kent & East Sussex Railway to your Itinerary

From £3.00
Kent & East Sussex Railway

About

Everyone can enjoy a fun step back in time at Tenterden’s Steam Railway.  Why not take a journey behind one of the railway’s delightful steam or diesel engines and travel through ten and a half miles of idyllic countryside from Tenterden to Bodiam.  The railway is in close proximity by road to a number of excellent attractions including famous gardens, historic houses and vineyards.

All facilities have been carefully designed with disabled, elderly and less mobile visitors in mind.  For pre-booked groups coach parking is available at Tenterden Town Station.

TravelCards allow all day travel and are £18 for adults, £12 for children.  Groups of 15 or more can enjoy a 10% discount on fares.    Additional savings can also be made when bookings are made on the Pensioner’s Treat promotional days.  The offer applies to anyone over 60.

On train catering can be booked in advance:   Tea or Coffee with a fresh Pastry £4.00 Cream Tea:  £6.95  Ploughman’s Lunch: £7.95 (dessert for an additional £3.50)

Visit www.kesr.org.uk to find out more and book online. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Adults & up to 2 Children or 1A + 3 children£42.00
Age 3 - 15 yrs£12.00
Return£18.00
Well behaved dogs£3.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    784
  • Very Good
    226
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • xxlissilou
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Will not be revisiting again
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th December 2019
    Sadly one worker spoiled it for me. At 4 months pregnant I need to use the loo quite a bit. The train kept stopping at every station for about 10 to 15 mins and at one point I had to go. The train... Read full review
  • pope1972
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great fun on the train
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 31st December 2019
    Had a wonderful trip on the train with friends and there children to visit Father Christmas. Booked our own carriage and couldn’t have had more fun. Really enjoyed it but a word of advice make sure... Read full review
  • Jayne J
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Tenterden Santa special was truly special
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 1st January 2020
    The Santa special was an amazing experience from start to finish lots of free parking helpful volunteers free souvenir photo (although I would have liked to have had that done with Santa but I think... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From junction 9 of the M20 take the A28 to Tenterden. Turn right into Station Road in the centre of the town.

Public Transport Directions

Bus number 400 from Ashford to Tenterden.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Station refreshment rooms at Tenterden, tearooms at Northiam. Afternoon tea or morning coffee and lunches available on many trains. Wealden Pullman for dinners.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booking necessary to qualify for reduced group admission rates.
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Kent & East Sussex Railway (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

What's Nearby

  1. Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the Rare Breeds Centre offers fun and…

    4.75 miles away
  2. The largest organic vineyard in the UK, Oxney is 17 meters above sea level in a warm and…

    4.92 miles away
  3. Affordable, fun family days out. Tranquil river cruises to Nat Trust Bodiam Castle. Mess…

    4.95 miles away
  1. Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden of world renown, a centre of education, and a…

    6.42 miles away
  2. One of Britain’s most picturesque castles in the heart of a historic landscape.

    7.68 miles away
  3. Magic, Monsters and Mystery are all here in this unique immerse interactive family…

    8.46 miles away
  4. The East Street Museum was originally a bottling factory but it now houses exhibitions…

    8.47 miles away
  5. A brand new, state-of-the-art 2-screen cinema, café-bar and function venue has opened its…

    8.5 miles away
  6. Early Georgian house and walled garden, home of writer Henry James and later of E F…

    8.53 miles away
  7. Many displays on smuggling, military, police, coastal and maritime history and with…

    8.59 miles away
  8. Sometimes called the "cathedral of East Sussex", the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to…

    8.62 miles away
  9. Brede High Woods is the Trust’s largest ancient woodland, six miles north of Hastings in…

    9.39 miles away
  10. A 4-acre garden featuring herbaceous borders, unusual plants, water gardens and…

    9.59 miles away
  11. Camber Castle was one link in the chain of forts built along the south coast by Henry…

    9.6 miles away
  12. This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex.…

    9.79 miles away
  13. Large coastal nature reserve with a vast array of wildlife. Network of footpaths leading…

    9.87 miles away
Previous Next
1066 Country of Origin Original by nature
Back to Top

My Planner

Nothing added yet! Explore the site to create your personal itinerary.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

  • Accommodation

  • Things to See & Do

  • What's On

  • Food & Drink

Accommodation Search

Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:

Things to Do Search

Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:

What's On Search

Dates
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:

Food & Drink Search

Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:

Shopping Search

Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword: