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East Kent Railway

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  • Average3%
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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...more
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Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, England
+44 1304 832042
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 162gemmas
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John R
Reviewed 24 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Catherine F
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank carly5365
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

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Today we went to sherperdswell to visit the north pole with my nephews in toll and what a wonderful experience it was . The staff from the cafe to the train were all lovely friendly people . The experience itself left the children joyed and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank robinb338
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic fun and value What a exciting time for adults , sorry I mean kids 😉 Staff absolutely fantastic at their jobs , josh the MC on the train is well funny ! For all of them to keep up the cheerful all day...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Just back from our annual trip to meet Santa and his friends. There were 9 of us in our group, 5 adults and four children ranging from 3 to 9. We had so much fun, the children spent ages with Santa and each received a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bellskent
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited on Saturday 9th Dec, what can I say it was a brilliant afternoon there was 7 in our group 6 adults and our Grand daughter . The train was delayed a little but it didn't matter all the staff were very cheerful and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.
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.
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