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We are delighted to be working with More Radio and offer a ticket promotion exclusively to More Radio listeners.  

This summer families can enjoy a fun day out on Tenterden’s Steam Railway while enjoying a fantastic summer promotion which allows TWO CHILDREN to travel for free with every Adult TravelCard purchased!  The promotion will run between 19 July and 3 September 2017.  

The railway’s beautifully restored steam locomotive and carriages will take everyone on a journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam where passengers can choose to take a 15 minute walk to see the amazing Bodiam Castle. 

A valid Kent & East Sussex Railway Travel Card will allow passengers to hop on and off at any of the stations along the ten and a half mile line but also allows discounted admission into this magnificent Medieval Castle ruin which is owned by the National Trust.

Tenterden Station also have additional free activities on offer for passengers travelling on the railway during the Summer Holidays.

Punch and Judy and Magic Shows will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from Wednesday 26 July. 

Face painters will be at Tenterden Station on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 25 July. 

On Train Guides will be providing information about the line and its rich history on Tuesdays from 25 July.

“Monday Madness”; free dessert for each hot meal purchased on any Monday in the summer holidays and “Fishy Fridays” – Fish and chips with soft drink for £10….  Both in licensed refreshment rooms at Tenterden Station.

Fares: Adults £18, Child (3-15) £12 and a family (1+3 or 2+2 or 2+3) £38.  Save 10% if you book online before midnight the day before travel.  Tickets to be redeemed from Booking Hall upon arrival.



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*Offer excludes Day Out With Thomas 22nd - 24th July 2017.  Offer is valid between 19th July and 3rd September 2017. Receive two child tickets per full price adult ticket purchased. Adult Travelcard £18 - book online before midnight the day before. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Whilst we will make every endeavour to provide the advertised service unforseen circumstances may necessitate a change to the scheduled times or locomotives and we reserve the right to substitute or make changes to the service as necessary. 

Enquiry Office Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2018

Our Enquiry Office closes at 4pm on 24th December & reopens at 10am on 30th December

We wish you a pleasant Christmas!

Date Enquiry Office Train service
24th December 0900 - 1600 Santa Special trains - sorry, SOLD OUT
25th December CLOSED Wealden Pullman Christmas Day Lunch - sorry, SOLD OUT
26th December CLOSED No trains today
27th December CLOSED No trains today
28th December CLOSED No trains today
29th December CLOSED No trains today
30th December 1000 - 1400 Steam trains today - click here for details
31st December 1000 - 1400

Steam trains today - click here for details

Wealden Pullman New Years Eve Dinner - sorry, SOLD OUT

1st January 1000 - 1400 Steam trains today - click here for details
2nd January 1000 - 1700 No trains today


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A Great Value Day Out

Our all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fares allow unlimited travel along the full 10 ½ miles (16.8 km) of the railway. You can stop off to explore at any station - to visit Bodiam Castle for example, or to look over the loco yard at Rolvenden.

If you plan to make a day of it why not call 01580 765155 to book one of our terrific picnic hampers.

Contact Details

Address: Tenterden Town Station
Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, UK
Telephone: 01580 765155
Fax: 01580 765654
24hr talking timetable: 01580 762943


Day Rover fares are Adult £18.00, Child (3 - 15 years inc.) £12.00 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £38.00.

Car Park

Free parking is available at Tenterden and Northiam. Visitors who would like to start their journey from Bodiam may park at the National Trust's Bodiam Castle car park (charge applies, NT Members can park free)


A range of refreshments are available from the Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden. This building was formerly the Maidstone & District Motor Services waiting room at Palace Avenue, Maidstone - built in 1922 as Britain's first bus station. Re-erected here in 1986, today you can enjoy anything from an ice cream to a cooked lunch with desert in the Art Deco style 48-seat restaurant. The children's play area is adjacent and offers shaded picnic tables. We support local producers wherever possible and every purchase made supports the K&ESR.

Colonel Stephens Railway Museum

Colonel Holman Fred Stephens was an English eccentric, a brilliant railway engineer, and the man who built and ran the Kent & East Sussex Railway (and amazingly 16 other light railways!).

His legacy is commemorated in this intriguing award-winning museum next to Tenterden Town Station. Open every afternoon when trains are running.

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Dogs are welcome to travel with their owners on normal operating days providing they are well behaved and kept under close control while remaining on a lead. Under no circunstances should they be allowed on the upholstery or in catering vehicels. The fare for a dog is £3.

In accordance with our conditions of carriage dogs are not permitted to travel during major special events. For example, the annual Gala, Days Out With Thomas, Santa Specials, Halloween Fright Nights. On child oriented event days please note that dogs are NOT PERMITTED on trains or stations, assistance dogs excepted. If in doubt please ask a member of staff for advice.