30th & 31st December 2018
1st January 2019
Fed up with mince pies and repeats on the TV? Need a change of scenery or somewhere to take the relatives? Take a steamy excursion into the New Year with a trip through the glorious Weald by steam train!
Enjoy your comfortable seats aboard our steam trains in heated historic carriages and sip your hot drink or alcoholic beverage in your seats from our on-board trolley service.*
After your train leaves the picturesque town of Tenterden you will travel across the marshes and Wealden Valley to the stations at Rolvenden, Wittersham Road, Northiam and Bodiam. At Rolvenden there is a viewing platform where many passengers choose to take a look at newly overhauled locomotives and others which are already in service.
Before arriving at Bodiam, take a peek out the window to see the magnificent medieval castle which was built to defend the highest navigable point of the Rother.
Your train also passes through fields which were once covered with the typical hop gardens that brought so much traffic to our railway.
Bodiam Castle is a 10-minute walk away across the valley and passengers deciding to visit the Castle can take advantage of reduced admission when showing their Kent & East Sussex Railway ticket used for travel on the same day as making a visit to the Castle.
We are running a special fare offer for this three day period with Adult day TravelCards for just £12 and Child day Travelcards (for passengers aged 3-15) for just £6 each. We also offer a great value Family Day TravelCard for 2 Adults and 2 Children for just £30!
Children under 3 travel free! #
Click below on your selected date to book your tickets today!
* We will endeavour to provide a trolley service on services marked A (Tenterden departures 11:45 and 14:20) subject to availability and pre-booked on-train catering will be given first service by our on-board staff.
# Children under 3 years of age do not require a ticket provided they do not occupy a seat.