One of our personal family favourite days out is Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
We went on our first outing to Spa Valley Raailway last Easter. It was boiling hot and lovely. The kids were given bunny ears and there was a spot the bunny competition along the line. You can read a review of Spa Valley here.
Then we went back for the Santa Special last Christmas. We would absolutely highly recommend it! We went in late November (so fairly early in the visiting Father Christmas scheme of things) but it was wonderfully festive and Santa was superb – you can read a review of Spa Valley Railway Santa Special here.
Spa Valley Railway, although still operational, has not been open to the public since the beginning of lockdown in March but they have made provisions to open safely soon…
Book now for an August Bank Holiday Steam Train ride on the Spa Valley Railway!
The railway, which is just a short walk from the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, will be returning steam to the High Weald on 29th, 30th & 31st August with trains departing from Tunbridge Wells West at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 for a return journey to Groombridge.
It is just £40 for a private compartment of up to 6 people to travel on board a steam hauled train through the glorious Kent and Sussex countryside!
At Groombridge, thanks to the picturesque and spacious station, everyone will be able to see the Steam locomotive up close from the platform and enjoy a drink or ice cream from the station kiosk.
Spa Valley Railway’s commercial manager said:
Our railway is entirely run by volunteers and relies on passengers to bring in enough revenue to maintain the heritage railway for all to enjoy. It has been a very difficult time, and we hope passengers will come and support us on August bank holiday so that we can continue to run trains for the remainder of the year including our popular Santa Specials in December.
Trains depart from Tunbridge Wells West only for passengers that have booked in advance. High Rocks Station is closed and Groombridge Station will only be accessible to those arriving by train. It will not be possible to start or break your journey at Groombridge.
The £40 price is for train travel for one return trip for up to 6 people
Advanced Booking is essential at www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY