Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
Kent and East Sussex Railway

Rails and Tales

October Half Term
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th
Saturday 31st – Sunday 1st November



To kick activities off for the week, on Saturday 24th October we are delighted to be welcoming Chris Vine, author of the ‘Peter’s Railway’ children’s books at Tenterden Town station. This is your chance to meet Chris, who will be signing his books sold on the day and learn more about how engines work during one of his fascinating and educational talks alongside a full-size steam engine.

Families purchasing train tickets for a return journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam will receive a free ‘Peter’s Railway’ activity book (RRP £4.99) for each child to keep them entertained during their journey.  This offer is valid throughout half term.



Our storytellers will be eager to welcome you at Tenterden Town station throughout the half term week, where they will be reading ‘Peter’s Railway’ stories throughout each day.

Please be aware that spaces for the storytelling will be limited to keep everyone safe and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Over the October half-term 24th October to 1st November 2020 we will be operating every day except Monday 26th and Friday 30th.

Here’s how we are keeping you safe:
  • Managing the number of people that can visit at any one time
  • Allocating seats on your train which are socially distanced from other family groups
  • Providing hand sanitiser around the station site
  • Cleaning carriages internally after every trip
  • Cleaning external door handles frequently
  • Increasing the cleaning frequency of on-train and station toilets
  • Ensuring our staff and volunteers do not report to work if they are affected by the virus
Here’s how you can help keep everyone safe:
  • Keeping to your allocated seats and avoiding moving around the train
  • Keeping social distance from our staff and other customers at all times
  • Waiting for station staff to open and close carriage doors for you
  • Except in an emergency, following one-way systems on board the trains and at the stations
  • Wearing a face covering whilst on board any train, to comply with legislation relating to public transport. The law requires a face covering whilst on board the train unless:
    • You are with your family group or linked family group in a compartment
    • You are eating or drinking
    • You are under 3 years old.
    • You have a medical or other exemption described on the government website.
    • If you are 11 years or under you can choose to wear a face covering
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