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Kent & East Sussex Railway

985 reviews
About Kent & East Sussex Railway
The K&ESR opened in 1900 as England’s first ‘light railway’, serving the rural communities of East Sussex and Kent. Closing to passengers in 1954, the line was saved and reopened by a charitable organisation in 1974. It now operates steam hauled and diesel observation trains on a 10.5 mile line from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to the historic market town of Tenterden in west Kent.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the station and we chose to go and see santa for a lovely day out. Every single member of staff is extremely helpful and approachable. This really made our day. Parking was busy but again another thing which was handled well....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely day out this makes. The Adult roving ticket is very good value as you could stay on the trains all the time! We thought is was a great, if old fashioned, touch that the train had to stop so they could close...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try the sabra special this year for Christmas family outing, my daughter age 7 and my son age 11 he has Autism, so was bit worried all be ok for his needs, we arrived on time 45 mons earlier we did have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great train ride to meet Father Christmas with the family. All went off very well. The Button Family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Button31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going on the Santa Special. On arrival we were given information on where to park and there was a special area designated for disabled guests. The station was well decorated and had stalls and a carousel to keep the children occupied. The station...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We treated the whole family to this trip on the Santa Special, this included six adults and five children aged 3 months to 13 years. The children lived the carasoel which they could ride as often as they liked. We boarded the train promptly, as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donna1958
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Santa express with our Grandchildren for the second time, a great couple of hours. Father Christmas gave out presents with his Elf helpers. Children give a chocolate bar and a drink, adults a mince pie and choice of drinks. I’ve seen some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 96mandyh
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

On the whole, nothing wrong with the trip but I don't think it warrants the money. It was a bitterly cold day which is totally out of anyone's control but we were looking forward to getting on board in the warmth of the cabin, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

This was really worth the trip. My family and two grandchildren live in Watford. We met up in the Premier Inn in Ashford the previous evening and visited Tenterden Station and the Santa Special train the followiing morning. The grandchildren aged four and eleven loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 90gillianb
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What a load of rubbish. £135 for the family to have this train ride and see Santa. The ride was an hour long and we just sat there until Santa reached us. No entertainment in the mean time. Adults were given their mince pies about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lynsey Y
28 November 2018|
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Response from Splitscreen48 | Property representative |
Just show your booking confirmation at the ticket office on arrival - you’ll get your tickets then. Make sure you leave yourself sufficient time to park!
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2 October 2018|
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Response from FIFINorfolk | Reviewed this property |
Would be best either to telephone them or look online
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rownhams2017
18 September 2018|
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Response from Splitscreen48 | Property representative |
Hi, The entrance to Bodiam Castle is about 300m from Bodiam Station - allow 5 -10 minutes.
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