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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Kent & East Sussex Railway near Sissinghurst, Kent

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6HE
01580 765 155
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Halloween High Jinx
Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 10:00am
to Thursday, 26th October 2017, 4:00pm
(3 day event)
Halloween High Jinx
Friday, 27th October 2017, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Santa Special
Saturday, 2nd December 2017, 10:30am
to Sunday, 24th December 2017, 4:30pm
(23 day event)

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line owes much of its charm to its origin as the world's first light railway. Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line, with steep gradients, is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets to bring the 'iron horse' to sparsely populated areas. Typically, stations bear the name of the nearest village although these can be miles away from the actual line - a result of geographical conditions and available funds.

Re-opened by dedicated volunteers as an attraction in 1974, following its closure to passenger traffic in the 1950's, today The K&ESR is one of Britain's most loved, most original heritage railways. Running steam and heritage diesel trains for 10½ miles on the preserved central section of the original line from Tenterden, affectionately known as 'The Jewel of The Weald', the line runs through the Rother Levels, a marshland valley so difficult to appreciate in any other way but by train, to Bodiam in East Sussex - where it terminates in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust Castle.

Whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food and drink or recreation there is an ever-evolving range of special events and offers that provide temptation and interest for all ages, whether you're a regular visitor or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the K&ESR. Either way, you will find a warm welcome and we're sure your day will be a truly memorable experience.


Event

What's On in Sissinghurst?

  • Halloween High Jinx

    Tuesday 24th October for 3 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Enjoy a train ride from Tenterden to Bodiam (return) - the following is including with your Travelcard - Mr Mystery ... more

  • October Half Term Family Fun Day

    Wednesday 25th October @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    October Half Term Fun Day - Come dressed in your spookiest costume to win passes for a family of 4 ... more

  • Halloween High Jinx

    Friday 27th October @ 4:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Join us on from 4:30pm for a workshop including pumpkin modelling and face-painting. Hotdogs or hot snacks will be available ... more

  • Santa Special

    Saturday 2nd December for 23 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Santa Specials 2017 - Meet Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Take a magical steam train journey to ... more

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