Kent and East Sussex Railway

Winter Wonderland


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Friday 31st December 2021  – Monday 3rd January 2022

This New Year we are running steam trains across the bank holiday weekend and are delighted to offer you a choice of accommodation on board our trains!  For those looking to board at Tenterden, Northiam or Bodiam stations we have standard class Freedom tickets available for travel in our open plan carriages.  These tickets enable flexibility during the day and the ability to break your journey to enjoy what’s on offer beyond the stations at Bodiam and Tenterden.

For those looking to enjoy a return journey without a break, we are delighted to offer our exclusive private compartments – First Class for up to 6 passengers and Standard Class for up to 8 Passengers for a Return journey from Tenterden Town station to Bodiam.

What is there to do during our visit?

Why not take part in our “Nature detective” theme as you journey along the line, with our eye spy activity? Children can collect a certificate and sticker to take home!

Our Tenterden station refreshment rooms will be open offering hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light refreshments to take on board the train or enjoy in our beautiful art-deco building – formerly a bus station!

During your visit to Tenterden you can enjoy the wide selection of excellent cafés, restaurants and pubs to make the most of your day.

Our wheelchair accessible carriage “Petros” provides open plan seating available as Freedom Tickets below on the 10:40am and 1:15pm departures from Tenterden and 11:43am and 2:18pm departures from Bodiam. Please note the 2:18pm from Bodiam is for a single journey to Tenterden only.

Freedom Tickets Online

Online fares from just £19.50 adult £13.50 child

Discounted Freedom Tickets are available to purchase online until midnight on the day preceding your visit. Freedom Tickets are valid for travel on any train during the day of your visit and therefore do not reserve seats on any specific departure. 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.

Collect your Freedom Tickets from the Booking Office on arrival – simply quote the Booking Reference included in your confirmation email.  Please note that in line with the latest Government instructions, face coverings must be worn during your journey for those not exempt.



First Class compartments

First class private compartment for up to 6 passengers.  Online Fare: £85.00compartment 1st

Our first class compartments are perfect for travelling in style this New Year!  With comfortable seats and extra leg room, these compartment provide a stylish way to travel as only the  did in the Golden age of steam!

First Class compartments are available on our 10:40am and 1:15pm departures from Tenterden only.

In line with latest Covid regulations, face coverings should be worn whilst boarding and can be removed once you are seated inside your compartment.


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

Price includes accommodation for up to eight people – perfect for getting the family together for a trip you’ll all remember for the right reasons!


In line with latest Covid regulations, face coverings should be worn whilst boarding and can be removed once you are seated inside your compartment.





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