Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
Kent and East Sussex Railway

Be a Nature Detective this February Half Term

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We are delighted to offer a choice of accommodation on board our steam hauled trains this February Half Term. Steam hauled trains will depart at 10:40am and 1:15pm on the Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February.

A variety of ticket types are available – all are valid for a journey from Tenterden Town station to Bodiam & return by the same train.

What is there to do during your visit?

The railway line wends its way through the Rother Valley and is never too far away from the local waterways.  This is a superb time of year to learn more about the diversity of the birds and animals surrounding us!

All the family can enjoy making an origami duck as one of our FREE waterbird-themed on board activities to complete during your journey, taking advantage of the varied opportunities to see the many birds along the railway.

Why not become a “Nature detective” as you journey along the line? Children can collect a sticker and small gift to take home, for free!



Our Tenterden station refreshment rooms will be open offering hot and cold drinks and light refreshments to take on board the train or enjoy in our beautiful art-deco building. Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the building was originally erected in Maidstone as the very first purpose built bus station in the world!

Why not pre-order children’s munch bags when purchasing your tickets; with a ploughmans or cream tea available for adults, this is the ultimate “picnic” experience!

Discounted tickets are available to purchase online until midnight on the day preceding your visit. Other ticket types are available to purchase by telephone and, subject to availability, in person at the Booking Office up to the time of departure. Well behaved dogs now travel free at the K&ESR – all we ask is that they are not permitted to sit on the seats.

Pre-book online and collect your tickets from the Booking Office on arrival – simply quote the Booking Reference included in your confirmation email.

First Class compartments

First class private compartment for up to 4 passengers. Online Fare: £55.00

Our first class compartments are perfect for travelling in style!  With comfortable seats and extra leg room, these compartments provide a stylish way to travel in the Golden age of steam.  Perfect for those looking for privacy and peace of mind.



Standard class CompartmentS

Standard class private compartments for up to 8 passengers  Online Fare: £95.00

Price includes accommodation for up to eight people – travel like the most famous wizard in the literary world!

Our compartments are perfect for getting the family together for a trip you’ll all remember for the right reasons!


First Class OPEN PLAN

First class open plan seating for up to 4 passengers. Online Fare: £55.00

These first class comfortable seats are arranged around a table and suitable for up to four people travelling together.


Standard class OPEN PLAN

Standard class open plan seating for up to 4 passengers – Online Fare: £53.00

Standard class open plan seating for up to 2 passengers – Online Fare: £30.00

Four comfy seats arranged around a table – great views for all as you travel through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty





Fares purchased on the day are subject to a premium for each type of accommodation.  Book online and save!

The Colonel Stephens Railway museum and the fascinating Cavell Van will reopen for the public in April 2022.

If you do not receive a Booking Confirmation email from us shortly after booking, please check your spam folder
We have been advised that the A28 at Rolvenden will be closed from 12th to 20th February – please allow additional time for your journey if travelling to us from the south
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