We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Address: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
Phone Number: 01580 765155
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Tenterden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and runs 10.5 miles from...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and runs 10.5 miles from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to Tenterden in West Kent.

Hotels near Kent & East Sussex Railway

Write a Review

264 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    187
    61
    13
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kent, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Have done this trip every Christmas Eve for quite a few years. The volunteers are wonderful, they make the whole experience a pleasure. We have faced challenging weather more than once but they have managed to keep the trains running through floods and snow. Santa was a bit fast this year, wouldn't stop to pose for photos but other than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Best Santa experience the children have ever had. Unlimited carousel rides, authentic santa and great presents for children- spot on for ages. All with the additional magic of a steam train ride. The volunteers made it special and were happy to make it a fantastic experience. The Snow queen was lovely - though the miniature train ride was a little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
51 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Good well organized Santa Trains clean ,warm,the ride just long enough for young children with a good present handed to the children by Santa and his helpers

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I feel bad about this review as those who organise this are clearly volunteers and one cannot fault their patience and good humour. They do warn you to arrive at least half an hour early as the car park is frequently full. Not only was it full but it had clearly been very muddy and a car was blocking my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a wonderful day on Sunday myself daughter and two year old grand daughter,from start to finish it was perfect.The staff were all happy and very helpful ,Father Christmas took time to speak to everyone on the train and you could see the children were loving it.what a change in this day and age to go somewhere and meet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Arriving at Tenterden station it was a pleasure to find ample free parking. The sound of a steam engine is evocative and after buying a ticket at the period ticket office I moved on to the station platform , entering a world of peaceful travel. Sinking into comfortable 1950s seats I set off on a relaxing journey through delightful country... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

An absolutely brilliant day, bought for my partner. I was able to stay for the day too, I sat with one of the other wives and we were treated to a cream tea trip on the steam train, had tea and coffee all day and joined in some of the activities (looking in the signal box, riding in the steam... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a great find. We went as part of a 'drive' we were doing, they greeted us and made us feel extremely welcome. I would urge anyone to go, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rye, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Evening meal on the Wealden Pullman train from Tenterden to Bodiam is not cheap but it's a wonderful experience & I fully recommend it. Friendly staff (mainly volunteers) and delicious food (all cooked by Meg the chef on the steam train). Puddings are to die for!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As a treat for the grandchildren we booked online for the Halloween Train trip on Thursday, 30th October 2015. We arrived not knowing anything about the railway but were very impressed with the activities provided for the children. A marquee was set up in the station grounds and pumpkins ready for the children to decorate, tables laden with arts &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Kent & East Sussex Railway also viewed

 

Been to Kent & East Sussex Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kent & East Sussex Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?