Halloween High Jinx at the Kent & East Sussex Railway
The Kent & East Sussex Railway will be running trains on Tuesday 23rd October to Thursday 25th October 2018 and will have a variety of FREE activities included in their ticket prices to keep the young ones entertained this Halloween half term. Passengers are encouraged to come dressed as wizards or witches for spellbinding adventures.
Enjoy a train ride from Tenterden to Bodiam with on-train Halloween-themed craft activities for the children to complete. At Bodiam station there will be “Bugs and Beasts” for viewing, accompanied by talks about these fascinating creatures and there will be an opportunity for handling some of them for a lucky few! At Tenterden station there will be facepainting and magic shows throughout the day.
On-train catering and wheelchair access is available on the 10:40, 13:15 and 15:35 departures. Pre-order lunch, munchboxes or cream tea options, to take advantage of onboard refreshments.
The magical Bodiam Castle is a short walk from Bodiam Station. Presenting a valid train ticket at their booking office also entitles passengers to discounted entry to the castle.
The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden will be offering plenty of tasty options including hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea (prebook).
Free admission to the award-winning Colonel Stephens Museum at Tenterden is included with train tickets. There is free parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations.
TravelCards are valid for unlimited travel on the day of your visit (Monday to Sunday). A Family Travelcard is great value at just £38 for two adults and up to 3 children (aged between 3 and 15 years). Children under 3 travel free with paying adults.
Admission prices include all-day travel on the trains and all of the activities outlined above.
Save 10% when buying tickets online before 1st October.
Adult £16.20, Child (3 – 15 years inc.) £10.80 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £36.20.
Admission prices when booked after 1st October are: Adult £18, Child (3 – 15 years inc.) £12 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £38.
The timetable on the website www.kesr.org.uk gives times of train operation.
Fright Night Express on Friday 26th October 2018
Visit the railway from 5.00pm in your Spooky Finery to enjoy pumpkin carving, facepainting, fun in the photo booth and purchase a hot snack from the station restaurant.
Be entertained by the beats of the Drumskullz alongside a display by the live firebreather before boarding the train for a 7.00pm departure. On board the train, children will receive a munch box for the journey and the whole family will be entertained by our magician.
Upon arrival at Northiam station there will be a firework display before departure for the return journey to Tenterden. The train arrives back at Tenterden at apx 8.45pm. There is free parking at Tenterden station.
Fares for Fright Night are £18 inclusive per person Adults and Children (Aged 3-15) and ticket must be booked in advance. Visit www.kesr.org.uk.
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About the Kent & East Sussex Railway
The Kent & East Sussex Railway, was the first light railway opened in Britain under the Light Railways Act of 1896, built by Colonel Stephens.
Today it is one of Britain’s most loved and original heritage railways, running for over 10 miles from Tenterden, capital of the Kentish Weald, to Bodiam in Sussex in the shadow of the 600 year old castle. Plans are well advanced for the restoration of the remaining three mile section between Bodiam and Robertsbridge where the line will once again link up with the national network.
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