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East Kent Railway

Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
+44 1304 832042
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Amazing experience!!

We were looking online for activities to do on a rainy day, when we came across their name and head... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara G
via mobile
Driver Experience .

I was visiting family in Kent . So I thought I would combine a Driver experience in amongst my... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Paul Kenneth H
via mobile
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The East Kent Railway is run solely by volunteers to preserve the last remaining part of the Kent Coalfields trains currently run from Shepherdswell to Eythorne (a round trip of 4 miles). On some special event days trains will also run on the Wigmore Lane extension. The Railway is also home to the EPB group who preserve and restore Southern Region electric trains.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“woodland walk” (8 reviews)
“meet santa” (4 reviews)
“train driver” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
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Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
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+44 1304 832042
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"woodland walk"
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"meet santa"
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"train driver"
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"father christmas"
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"santa train"
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"run by volunteers"
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"miniature train"
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"driving experience"
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"santa's grotto"
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"signal box"
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"brilliant afternoon"
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"mrs claus"
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"harry potter"
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"diesel engine"
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"train set"
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"hogwarts express"
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"staff were so friendly"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking online for activities to do on a rainy day, when we came across their name and head down for a visit. OMG! What a fantastic place!! A trip on a historic train, minirails, shop with lots of books about trains. everyone was...More

2  Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I was visiting family in Kent . So I thought I would combine a Driver experience in amongst my trip. We was greeted by very friendly staff . I was involved with everything from prepping of the engine to stabling it at the end ....More

1  Thank Paul Kenneth H
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Something for everybody. Train rides. Model railways. Miniature railway rides. Walks in the woods. Good refreshments. Pleasant atmosphere. Gets better all the time. Good management and organisation.

1  Thank ronchatburndover
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Had a great summer solstice morning at EKR having a 'Driver Experience' session with Graham, Rod and Jill. I was shown how to set points, operate a level crossing and drive 427 'The Buffo' ex army locomotive c/w brake van to Eythorne station and back....More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Who doesn't love a train, when you have a four year old who loves trains this is an ideal place to come to. It cost us £15 pounds for our family ticket saving £2 pounds if we had bought invidual tickets. So let's start at...More

3  Thank MrCoffeeBean
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place, what lovely food and what lovely staff. Totally recommend the footplate for breakfast, huge food area and great for kids.

3  Thank Theghost1
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This Place is one of the best around. The staff are brilliant and I highly recommended it to all families. It has been a dream of mine to drive a train and I got given the chance for my 18th Birthday to drive a train...More

3  Thank maxisplodge
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

What do you buy for a Dad on his 60th birthday? Well, you would find it difficult to beat this! Great day out, involving the whole family! My son and his girlfriend treated my husband to this experience, run by East Kent Railway, where he...More

1  Thank annH4145XN
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

First visit to the East Kent Railway today. Marvellous. My husband and his wheelchair were no problem for such helpful, friendly, fantastic staff. Lunch was very tasty and extremely good value, fish and chips for us, tuna jacket with cheese for my daughter, resulting in...More

1  Thank LizCh144
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited the East Kent railway with our grandchildren on a Sunday in March, I am old enough to remember this line open to coal traffic and was curious to see what was here. We found the railway station fairly easily being a short distance...More

1  Thank Stewart C
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_littlenannoo123
19 November 2017|
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Response from Matthew P | Property representative |
Hello. It’s best to book online on our website. Our Santa Specials are our busiest and most popular days - please check before you travel if you haven’t prebooked.
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_littlenannoo123
19 November 2017|
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Response from leetip | Reviewed this property |
Best to look on the website or telephone next weekend. I think it gets booked early so now would be a good time to try.
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indcind
26 September 2015|
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Response from Callum L | Property representative |
Yes,Dogs are more than welcome to travel with us on our services, although we do ask that they are kept on their leads. Callum Laing Events & Marketing Manager East Kent Railway Trust
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