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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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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?

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Saturday 16th December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Father Christmas’ Grotto Weekends from 25th November – Christmas Eve Visit Father Christmas in his elf-built grotto EVERY WEEKEND from ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Sunday 17th December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Father Christmas’ Grotto Weekends from 25th November – Christmas Eve Visit Father Christmas in his elf-built grotto EVERY WEEKEND from ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Saturday 23rd December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Father Christmas’ Grotto Weekends from 25th November – Christmas Eve Visit Father Christmas in his elf-built grotto EVERY WEEKEND from ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Sunday 24th December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Father Christmas’ Grotto Weekends from 25th November – Christmas Eve Visit Father Christmas in his elf-built grotto EVERY WEEKEND from ... more

  • Peter Panto Pantomime

    Thursday 28th December for 3 days
    Location: Hawkhurst

    CODS pantomime this year is Peter Panto a truly magical show with lots of songs to tap those toes or ... more

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