Leisure & Travel
by Aspect County

All aboard for Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

This year you cantake a magical steam train journey on Tenterden’s Steam Railway this Christmas to meet Santa on board the ever popular Santa Specials.

On arrival at Tenterden Station visitors will be greeted by the sound of a traditional pipe organ and will see a beautiful Victorian carousel with prancing horses just waiting to take everyone on a magical ride. Rides are unlimited and free to everyone travelling on the Santa Specials.

Once on board, enjoy a relaxing journey on the festively decorated Santa Special, as it makes its way to the North Pole! All the children will get to meet Santa on board the train so make sure to look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents. Every child receives a gift from Santa himself. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too. The restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches and other tempting dishes

Back at Tenterden station, visitors can pose for a free colour family photograph and the fun continues with a chance to go inside the Giant Snow Globe. 

For a special treat, consider booking an individual compartment – perfect for a private gathering with family and friends! There are Standard Class Family Compartments or, for an extra special experience, there are First Class Family Compartments with larger seats, enhanced refreshments and individually named presents from Santa for each child!


Photography by Lewis J Brockway

All tickets include a train ride with Santa, a present for each child, on-board refreshments, unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel and a free family photograph in the Snow Globe.

Tickets from £17.00 and the Santa dates are 3, 4, 10, 11, 17,18, 22, 23 and 24 December 2016

You can book through the website www​.kesr​.org​.uk or by calling 01580 765155. The Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE