Friday 26th October

Save the date - details coming soon!

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Kids can “hop” aboard for FREE on the Kent and East Sussex Railway this Easter Holiday

 

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Promotion

Our "Kids Go Free" promotion is exclusive to bookings made online before midnight on the day before travel and is applicable for trains running from Friday 30th March until Sunday 15th April.  Children under 15 can travel for free with (one per fare-paying adult) and these free child tickets must be booked when completing your booking online.  Children will receive an educational activity booklet to complete during their train journey.

Back by popular demand we will have our “Pop Up Pocket Money Shop” at Tenterden where good quality toys can be purchased, prices ranging from £1-£3 to end your eggciting day! 

Free admission to the award-winning Colonel Stephens Museum at Tenterden is included with tickets purchased. 

On-train catering and wheelchair access is available on 10:40, 13:15 and 15:35 departures.  You can pre-order lunch options to take advantage of our onboard refreshments.

Bodiam Castle is a short walk from Bodiam Station.  Presenting a valid train ticket also entitles passengers to discounted entry to Bodiam Castle

The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden will be offering plenty of tasty options including hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea (prebooking required).

Free parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations.

This fare promotion is exclusive for online bookings and is not applicable to tickets purchased on the day of travel.

 

To book online, select your date of travel on the below table:

 

 

For additional information about the railway click here. 

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Images courtesy of Donald Wilson and A Redden.

CAMRA 10

CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival 2018

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June 2018

Festival Information

A wide range of real ales, ciders and perry available at Tenterden Town Station and on some train departures from 10.45 am.

Food available on Friday evening and Saturday all day into the evening.

 

Entertainment at the Festival

Friday - quiet evening, no music

Saturday - Live music on Saturday afternoon and into the evening

Families Welcome!

 

Cider

Admission Charges

Friday 15th June - £2, Free entry is available to card carrying CAMRA and K&ESR members (no train service in operation).

Saturday 16th June - The railway is running a Gold Service, however if you wish to attend the festival only, you will need to purchase a platform ticket at £3.

Free entry is available to card carrying CAMRA and K&ESR members (a valid train ticket is required to travel)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOOKING OFFICE

GOLD Service
 

Gold Service: Two steam hauled trains and one 'Class14' diesel hauled service

A = Includes on-train catering and access for wheelchair users. Whilst we will offer every assistance, we regret that we are currently unable to accommodate wheelchair users on trains marked B and C.

Due to simultaneous departures of trains crossing at Northiam, it is not possible for an immediate return to Bodiam or Tenterden on disembarking at Northiam. The waiting time for a return train would be 45 minutes. Customers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, particularly at the end of the day.

 
 
A
(Steam)
B
(Steam)
C
(Diesel)
A
(Steam)
 B
(Steam)
 C
(Diesel)
A
(Steam)
 B
(Steam)
Tenterden
depart
10.45
11.30
12.15
1.00
1.45
2.30
3.15
4.00
Rolvenden depart 10.55 11.40 12.25 1.10 1.55 2.40 3.25 4.10
Wittersham depart 11.05 11.50 12.35 1.20 2.05 2.50 3.35 4.20
Northiam
depart
11.20
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
Bodiam
arrive
11.32
12.17
1.02
1.47
2.32
3.17
4.02
4.47
                   
Bodiam
depart
11.48
12.33
1.18
2.03
2.48
3.33
4.18
5.03
Northiam
depart
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
5.20
Wittersham depart 12.14 12.59 1.44 2.29 3.14 3.58 4.44 5.29
Rolvenden depart 12.27 1.12 1.57 2.42 3.27 4.12 4.57 5.40
Tenterden
arrive
12.38
1.23
2.08
2.53
3.38
4.23
5.08
5.53

 

Getting to the Festival by Public Transport

Important Changes to Stagecoach Bus Times from Sunday 3rd June

Those travelling by bus to and from the festival from either Ashford or Hastings using the 2 or 2A bus should check the new timetables.

Route 2 will be changed to run every 2 hours during the day between Hastings, Tenterden and Ashford.
View the new route 2 timetable here

Route 2A will be changed to run every 2 hours during the day between Tenterden and Ashford.
View the new route 2A timetable here

Service buses operate to Tenterden from: Ashford (2 or 2A), Hastings (2), Maidstone (12), Tunbridge Wells (297).

Full bus timetable-please contact relevant operator or Traveline - www.traveline.info

Website links for Stagecoach • Arriva • Renown

 

Helping at the Festival

Our beer festival is organised and run by unpaid volunteers and we are always looking for more volunteers, old and new to join us. So if you would like to help out, whether for a few hours one evening or throughout the beer festival, you will be made most welcome. Don't worry, you do not need any experience. The only condition for being a volunteer is that you are a CAMRA member.
Remember, without Volunteers there would be no Beer Festival
If you can help, please visit www.camra-afrm.org.uk or email details of your availability to [email protected]
 

Local Accommodation

Details of local accommodation can be found on Official Tenterden Town Website or MyTenterden website

Steam into Summer

 Children aged 3-15 can travel for just £1* when tickets are booked on-line in advance and with a packed programme of events there is something for everyone to enjoy!

  

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Activities for our passengers this summer

Included in your TravelCard is unlimited travel on the day of your visit so that you have the ability to "hop on and hop off" trains to suit your interests. 

We have lined up a week day schedule of entertainment for all paying passengers, including:

 

 Monday Childrens Character Fun and Games¹ 
 Tuesday   Facepainting²
 Wednesday  Punch and Judy & Magic Shows³
 Thursday Snakes and Ladders, Giant Jenga etc
 Friday Fishy Friday lunch offer - Fish and Chips with soft drink ⁴


¹ a schedule of events will be published at the venue, on the day of your visit to illustrate the activies available and their timetable

² 11am to 5pm

³  intervals throughout the day

⁴  Adults meal £10, children's meal £1 

 

*Promotion 

Our "Kids for a Quid" promotion is exclusive to bookings made online before midnight on the day before travel and is applicable for trains running from Saturday 28th July until Friday 31st August.  Child tickets are valid when purchased with an adult or family TravelCard.  Children between 3 and 15 can travel for £1 (under 3's travel free) and child tickets must be booked when completing your advance booking online.  

 

Free admission to the award-winning Colonel Stephens Museum at Tenterden is included with tickets purchased. 

On-train catering and wheelchair access is available on 10:40, 13:15 and 15:35 departures.  You can pre-order lunch options to take advantage of our onboard refreshments.

Bodiam Castle is a short walk from Bodiam Station.  Presenting a valid train ticket also entitles passengers to discounted entry to Bodiam Castle

The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden will be offering plenty of tasty options including hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea (prebooking required).

Free parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations.

 

This fare promotion is exclusive for online bookings and is not applicable to tickets purchased on the day of travel.

 To book online, select your date of travel on the below table:

 

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For additional information about the railway click here. 

bodiam castle poster andrew redden

Images courtesy of Donald Wilson and A Redden.

Santa Specials 2018

Meet Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

santa compartmentimage

Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with our popular Santa Special trains. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike.

On board the festively decorated steam trains, you'll meet Santa during the 1 hour 10 minute return journey. Look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents - every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a box of festive chocolates. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too - a mince pie & choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink & chocolate bar for children. Babies under 18 months of age at the time of travel are free of charge (providing they are not occupying a seat) and there's a little free gift for them too!

Full details will be released soon & bookings will open in July - why not subscribe to our Santa Special mailing list below to be advised when tickets are released for sale! When subscribing, please look out for our confirmation email to validate your interest - please check your spam folder!

 

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