Education & Family
by Aspect County

Family Theatre Days this Summer at The Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an exciting events programme including two family theatre events on board a steam train. Packed full of slapstick comedy, thrills and spills – both experiences are expected to be sell-out shows. The performances are by the wonderful Radtastic Theatre and trains will be departing from Tunbridge Wells West at intervals throughout the day.

Buffalo Jill’s Wild West Train Ride will entertain families on 23 and 24 July 2022 and Jolly Roger’s Swashbuckling’ Train Ride on 4, 11, 18 and 25 August and 1 September 2022.

Buffalo Jill’s Wild West Train Ride! – 23 – 24 July 2022
Yee-haw! Bring the whole family along to the Spa Valley Railway for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with Buffalo Jill as she brings justice to Tunbridge Wells West!

The fun begins at Tunbridge Wells West Station where the local sheriff, Buffalo Jill, warns everyone about the dastardly train robber and explosives expert, The Dynamite Kid. After boarding the steam train, it’s time to embark on an exciting journey across the Wild West to find him. Along the way, Buffalo Jill will hand out activity packs and colouring pencils to all her young deputies onboard. 

On arrival at Eridge station, it’s time to walk down the platform for an encounter with The Dynamite Kid as he and Buffalo Jill have a classic, old West style showdown. 

Once the pistols stop smoking and peace is brought back to the old West, everyone can board the train and enjoy the journey back to Tunbridge Wells. Buffalo Jill will be handing out rewards to all her young deputies along the way!

Buffalo Jill’s Wild West Train Rides depart Tunbridge Wells West at 10:30, 13:25 and 16:15. Fares: Adult — £15, Senior — £14, Child (2 – 15yrs) — £7.50, Family (2A+2C) — £38.

Jolly Roger’s Swashbuckling’ Train Ride, a further performance by the Radtastic Theatre, takes place 4, 11,18 and 25 August, and 1 September. Departing Tunbridge Wells West at 10:30, 13:25 and 16:15. Fares: Adult — £15, Senior — £14, Child (2 – 15yrs) — £7.50, Family (2A+2C) — £38.

Those who would just like to enjoy a train ride without taking part in the events can also board the train at any of the stations as normal.

Book early to avoid disappointment.