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East Kent Railway

Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
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Fantastic Train Driver Experience for 60th birthday

What do you buy for a Dad on his 60th birthday? Well, you would find it difficult to beat this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
annH4145XN
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Wheelchair friendly

First visit to the East Kent Railway today. Marvellous. My husband and his wheelchair were no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LizCh144
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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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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“mince pies” (13 reviews)
“woodland walk” (8 reviews)
“meet santa” (4 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous day out with our toddler who loved all the trains and the variety of train based activities. Run by volunteers who love their trains and are so kind, helpful and provide a brilliant service. Hugely recommended for young families.

1  Thank Mrchuckles2002
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited EKR for the first time for their Easter special which was £2 for a 40 min train ride. There was also little museum, model railway, trenches and a miniature railway, so plenty to do. We all had such a wonderful day and I...More

1  Thank Gemma S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely day. We bought a train driving experience for my father in law but the reality was we had bought a fantastic experience for my mother in law, wife and kids as well. We were all made to feel exceptionally welcome and at...More

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

A really good fun Santa Special for the whole family, enthusiastic staff and a good present for the children from Santa, nice decorations and Christmas atmosphere all around. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner and 2 young children and loved every minute. Came away super excited after the experience. Really well organised and the staff were so friendly. Volunteers are amazing doing what they do and was happy to buy raffle tickets and donate towards...More

1  Thank carly5365
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Found this attraction on line, on arrival found an empty car park, walked around the site found rusty trains at the station, a closed miniature railway station with no trains running a cafe which was open.. no model railways . A large car park area...More

1  Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We had a mixed group of 4 adults, 1 autistic teenager and a 2 year old. My sister and her family have been several times before but it was my first experience. Finding and parking The sat nav takes you straight there and it’s clearly...More

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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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