Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
Kent & East Sussex Railway

Be a Nature Detective this February Half Term 2024

Kids for a Quid

Join us onboard our steam hauled trains this February Half Term -

Come rain or shine you'll have a wonderful time!

With accompanied children travelling for just £1, there's never been a better time to visit the glorious Rother Valley - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Steam trains will depart from Tenterden Town Station on

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at

10:20; 11:25;  13:10; 14:15

Saturday & Sunday at


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 our free bird-themed on-board activities to complete during the journey, taking advantage of the numerous opportunities to see the great variety of birds along the railway.

Why not become a "Nature detective" see what birds you can spot as you journey along the line? Don't forget to collect your free sticker kids!

The journey between Tenterden and Bodiam Stations takes around 50 minutes each way. Your ticket is valid for travel on any train, so why not break your journey at Bodiam & visit the National Trust Castle - a short walk from the station. Don't miss the last train back though! If you're not a National Trust member, show your train ticket to receive a discount on admission to the castle

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.


Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

We are also delighted to welcome members of Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve they will be on-board the trains sharing their knowledge of the fantastic variety of wildlife that you can see from the comfort of your seat. They will be travelling on trains at the following days & times:

Wednesday 15th: 10:20  13.00 from Tenterden

Thursday 16th: 10:20 and 13:00 from Tenterden

Saturday 18th: 10:20 from Tenterden



Tenterden Town Station Refreshments

Offering light refreshments to take on board the train or enjoy in our beautiful art-deco building, this historic building was originally erected in Maidstone, as the very first purpose built bus station in the world!












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