Join us on Friday 26th October from 5:30pm for a workshop including pumpkin modelling and facepainting.

Hotdogs, homemade soup and hot snacks will be available from our new 'Grab & Go' kiosk and our licensed restaurant. Eat in or take on the train!

Families are encouraged to come in fancy dress, the scarier the better!

Be amazed by the live Firebreather and entertained by spooky music before boarding the train for departure at 6:30pm. Children will receive a Munchbox during the journey.

Upon arrival at Northiam station enjoy a firework display before the return journey to Tenterden arriving at approximately 8:15pm.

Fright Night fares: Adults and Children 3-15 inclusive £18.00

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Please note that there are NO TRAINS operating during the day - Fright Night train ONLY



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Join us for a very special dinner...

The 1930's Wealden Pullman dining cars will be steaming out of Tenterden Town Station on Wednesday 14th February at 7.30pm

Tickets include complimentary Prosecco on arrival, three course dinner, tea or coffee and a Valentine's gift for every diner.

The train is due to arrive back in Tenterden at 10:30pm

Tickets are £74.50 per person and accommodation is limited - Sorry, SOLD OUT

Treat mum to a special day out on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Further details coming soon!


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Members Day

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HRH Half Term

Join us for a Right Royal Railway Ride with a Make & Take Activity this February Half-Term

Tuesday 13th February - Thursday 15th February 

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We're so excited about the forthcoming Royal Wedding we've decided for the first time in many years, to run steam trains from Tenterden to Bodiam during February half term!  Why not take take the opportunity to ride with us and to visit Bodiam Castle and join their half term trail? 

Steam along from Tenterden to Bodiam whilst keeping warm and dry through the beautiful Kent & East Sussex countryside whilst your children are decorating their own crowns, swords and princess mirrors on board during the journey.  Back by popular demand there will also be a magician travelling through each train to amuse you at your tables.


The 10:40, 13:15 and 15:35 departures have on-train catering and access for wheelchair users.  In addition to hot and cold drinks, why not pre-book a Kids Munch Box, Cream Tea or Ploughmans to enjoy onboard these trains.  TravelCards include the above activities and are valid for all day travel so you can hop on and off at any station.  On your return journey to Tenterden why not complete our Royal Activity Sheet with fun facts about the history of our British Royal Family. 

At Tenterden Town our Station Refreshment rooms will be open 10:00-16:30 selling cooked breakfast, hot and cold lunches, drinks and snacks. Whilst at Tenterden why not visit our "pop-up Pocket Money Shop" and the award-winning Colonel Stephens Museum - free entry with valid ticket.


We have not increased our prices from 2017!!

Family Travelcard (up to 2 Adults & 3 Children): £38 (£7.60 per person)

Adult Travelcard £18

Children 3-15 inclusive £12.00 


Make & Take Activity only available on 13th-15th February with a valid Travelcard.

Book in advance online by clicking the date below or purchase tickets from the Booking Office on arrival.

Advance ticket sales close at midnight on the day preceding.



We will also be operating a full steam service on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th February providing an on-train guide instead of make & take activities.